Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.27.15)

SBC LTER: Reef: Long-term experiment: Kelp removal: Understory kelp allometrics

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.27.15 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/5448f108a410acb7f1651f701d7787d2
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.27

These data consist of measurements used to estimate the mass of individual adultPterygophora californicaandLaminaria farlowiiat SBC LTER long-term kelp removal experiment sites. The mass of individualP. californicais estimated from the number of blades having a length > 30 cm, whereas the mass ofL. farlowiiis estimated from the length of its single blade. Measurements are recorded for up to 30 individuals of each species per 40 m x 2 m transect sampled in each sampling plot. These data are combined with allometric relationships established in the laboratory to provide non-destructive estimates of dry mass for the two species.

The kelp removal experiment was initiated in 2008 at selected reef sites along the mainland coast of the Santa Barbara Channel. The following three giant kelp manipulations are maintained in sampling plots at each site:

  • Control:Macrocystis pyriferais left intact in a 2000 m2plot.
  • Annual removal:Macrocystis pyriferais removed from an adjacent 2000 m2plot once each winter and allowed to re-colonize over the course of the year.
  • Continuous removal:Macrocystis pyriferais removed from a 200 m2area within the 2000 m2plot on each sampling date.

Short Name: LTE KR - allometrics
Publication Date: 2015-01-15
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
LTE Allometrics, all years
Allometric Data for Pterygophora californica and Laminaria farlowii
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 
Associate: Harrer, Shannon (Lead field technician, analyst)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Reed, D. C. . 2015. SBC LTER: Reef: Long-term experiment: Kelp removal: Understory kelp allometrics. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/5448f108a410acb7f1651f701d7787d2

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 algae, forests, length, long term ecological research, macroalgae, marine, organism, size, species, transects
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Habitats Kelp Forest, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Measurement Types Community Structure
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Quemado Reef, Carpinteria Reef, Mohawk Reef, Naples Reef
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Disturbance Patterns, Population Studies
NBII Biocomplexity Adults, Genus, Reefs, Seaweeds, Species
Laminaria farlowii, Laminariales, Pterygophora californica
core, LTER, macroalgae, marine plants, ongoing, Santa Barbara Coastal

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