Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.21.17)

SBC LTER: Reef: Net primary production, growth and standing crop of Macrocystis pyrifera in Southern California

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Temporal, Geographic and/or Taxonomic information that applies to all data in this dataset:

Time Period:
Begin:
2002
End:
2016
Geographic Coverage
Sampling Site: 
Description: ABUR: Arroyo Burro Reef is located on the Santa Barbara Channel near the mouth of Arroyo Burro Creek and Beach. Depth ranges from 5.4 to 7 meters.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.7445915 Latitude (degree):  34.400275
Sampling Site: 
Description: AQUE: Arroyo Quemado Reef: Arroyo Quemado Reef depth range from 5.4m to 10.7m. There are 7 permanent transects: Transect I --- Transect VII. Reference on Land is close to US101/Arroyo Quemada Ln.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.11905 Latitude (degree):  34.46774988
Sampling Site: 
Description: MOHK: Mohawk Reef: Mohawk Reef depth ranges from 4.5m to 6.0 m. Reference on land is Mohawk Rd / Edgewater Way.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.72957 Latitude (degree):  34.3940708
Taxonomic Range:
Taxonomic System:
Classification Citation:
BOOK:
Publisher:
Organization: Stanford University Press
Modification: Fucus pyriferus: Linnaeus 1771:311; Macrocystis pyrifera: (L) C. Agardh 1820: 47; Setchell and Gardner 1925:627; Smith 1944:144
ID Name:
Individual: Andrew Rassweiler
Address:
Marine Science Institute,
University of California,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6150 US
Phone:
805-893-7823 (voice)
Email Address:
andrew.rassweiler@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Procedures: keys and key characteristics
General Coverage: The giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, is a brown alga in the order Laminariales. It forms dense forests on shallow rocky reefs along the Pacific coasts of North and South America, and along the coasts of New Zealand, southern Australia, South Africa and the subantarctic islands (Wormersley 1954). M. pyrifera is the world?s largest alga. An adult individual consists of a bundle of fronds (often totaling more than 100) anchored by a common holdfast. Each frond consists of a rope-like stipe and many regularly spaced lanceolate blades, each buoyed by a small gas bladder. New fronds originate in the basal foliage just above the holdfast and grow vertically in the water column. Upon reaching the sea surface, the fronds (sometimes exceeding 30 m in length) spread out to form a dense canopy.
Classification:
Rank Name: KINGDOM
Rank Value: Plantae
Classification:
Rank Name: PHYLUM
Rank Value: Phaeophyta
Classification:
Rank Name: CLASS
Rank Value: Phaeophyceae
Classification:
Rank Name: ORDER
Rank Value: Laminariales
Classification:
Rank Name: FAMILY
Rank Value: Lessoniaceae
Classification:
Rank Name: GENUS
Rank Value: Macrocystis
Classification:
Rank Name: genusSpecies
Rank Value: Macrocystis pyrifera
Classification:
Rank Name: commonName
Rank Value: MAPY

Temporal, Geographic and/or Taxonomic information that applies to Data Table: M.pyrifera NPP and growth with SE

Temporal, Geographic and/or Taxonomic information that applies to the data table column: Site (Site)
Sampling Site: 
Description: ABUR: Arroyo Burro Reef is located on the Santa Barbara Channel near the mouth of Arroyo Burro Creek and Beach. Depth ranges from 5.4 to 7 meters.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.7445915 Latitude (degree):  34.400275
Sampling Site: 
Description: MOHK: Mohawk Reef: Mohawk Reef depth ranges from 4.5m to 6.0 m. Reference on land is Mohawk Rd / Edgewater Way.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.72957 Latitude (degree):  34.3940708
Sampling Site: 
Description: AQUE: Arroyo Quemado Reef: Arroyo Quemado Reef depth range from 5.4m to 10.7m. There are 7 permanent transects: Transect I --- Transect VII. Reference on Land is close to US101/Arroyo Quemada Ln.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.11905 Latitude (degree):  34.46774988

Temporal, Geographic and/or Taxonomic information that applies to Data Table: M. pyrifera standing crop, plant density, and loss rates with SE

Temporal, Geographic and/or Taxonomic information that applies to the data table column: Site (Site)
Sampling Site: 
Description: ABUR: Arroyo Burro Reef is located on the Santa Barbara Channel near the mouth of Arroyo Burro Creek and Beach. Depth ranges from 5.4 to 7 meters.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.7445915 Latitude (degree):  34.400275
Sampling Site: 
Description: MOHK: Mohawk Reef: Mohawk Reef depth ranges from 4.5m to 6.0 m. Reference on land is Mohawk Rd / Edgewater Way.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.72957 Latitude (degree):  34.3940708
Sampling Site: 
Description: AQUE: Arroyo Quemado Reef: Arroyo Quemado Reef depth range from 5.4m to 10.7m. There are 7 permanent transects: Transect I --- Transect VII. Reference on Land is close to US101/Arroyo Quemada Ln.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.11905 Latitude (degree):  34.46774988

Temporal, Geographic and/or Taxonomic information that applies to Data Table: M. pyrifera frond census, marked plants

Temporal, Geographic and/or Taxonomic information that applies to the data table column: Site (Site)
Sampling Site: 
Description: ABUR: Arroyo Burro Reef is located on the Santa Barbara Channel near the mouth of Arroyo Burro Creek and Beach. Depth ranges from 5.4 to 7 meters.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.7445915 Latitude (degree):  34.400275
Sampling Site: 
Description: MOHK: Mohawk Reef: Mohawk Reef depth ranges from 4.5m to 6.0 m. Reference on land is Mohawk Rd / Edgewater Way.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -119.72957 Latitude (degree):  34.3940708
Sampling Site: 
Description: AQUE: Arroyo Quemado Reef: Arroyo Quemado Reef depth range from 5.4m to 10.7m. There are 7 permanent transects: Transect I --- Transect VII. Reference on Land is close to US101/Arroyo Quemada Ln.
Site Coordinates:
Longitude (degree):  -120.11905 Latitude (degree):  34.46774988