Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.24.17)

SBC LTER: Reef: Macrocystis pyrifera CHN content (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen)

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Protocols and/or Procedures
Description:

Methods for estimating water content, percent carbon and percent nitrogen composition of giant kelp tissue

To characterize patterns of organic composition of Macrocystis pyrifera tissue over time, we determined the percent dry mass of vegetative blades and their carbon and nitrogen content as a percent of the dry mass monthly at three SBC LTER sites. These data allow estimates of giant kelp standing crop, mass specific growth rate, and net primary production to be converted from units of wet mass to units of dry mass, carbon mass and nitrogen mass.

Protocol:
Author: Reed
Title: SBC LTER Protocols - Reed Lab - Giant Kelp Carbon and Nitrogen Content-20130703
Available Online:
 View: http://sbc.lternet.edu/external/Reef/Protocols/Kelp_NPP/SBC_LTER_protocol_Reed_Giant_kelp_carbon_nitrogen_content_20130718.pdf