Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.28.23)

SBC LTER: Reef: Long-term experiment: Kelp removal: Cover of sessile organisms, Uniform Point Contact

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.28.23 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/343d9f71f7906be840d4f675464f0668
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.28

These data describe the percent cover of sessile invertebrates, understory macroalgae, and bottom substrate at SBC LTER long-term kelp removal experiment sites. Percent cover is determined using a uniform point contact method that consists of noting the identity and relative vertical position of all organisms under 80 uniformly placed points located within a 1 m wide band centered on permanent 40 m transects in each sampling plot. Each species may only be recorded once per point. Using this method, the percent cover of all species combined may exceed 100%, however, the maximum percent cover possible for any single species cannot exceed 100%.

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 m2 plot on each sampling date.

Short Name: LTE KR - benthic cover
Publication Date: 2017-12-19
Language: English
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Detailed Data Description and Download:
LTE Benthic cover, all years
cover of algae and sessile invertebrate in kelp removal experiment
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Reed, D. . 2017. SBC LTER: Reef: Long-term experiment: Kelp removal: Cover of sessile organisms, Uniform Point Contact. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/343d9f71f7906be840d4f675464f0668

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Core Research Areas Disturbance Patterns, populations
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 depth, invertebrates, long term ecological research, LTER, marine, organism, percent cover, populations, sand, Santa Barbara Coastal, species, transects
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Community Structure, Kelp Forest, populations, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Quemado Reef, Carpinteria Reef, Mohawk Reef, Naples Reef
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Macroalgae, Marine Invertebrates, Marine Plants
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity invertebrate
NBII Biocomplexity Cover, Kelps, Marine invertebrates, Reefs, Species
LTER, Macroalgae, Marine Invertebrates, Marine Plants

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