Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.29.15)

SBC LTER: Reef: Long-term experiment: Kelp removal: Abundance and size of Giant Kelp

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.29.15 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/4a0c29c3cd85d2e446df6e3f78339b42
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.29
Abstract:

These data describe the abundance of giant kelp located at SBC LTER long-term kelp removal experiment sites. The number of fronds on each plant > 1 m tall within 40 m x 2 m transects in each plot is recorded in selected 20 m2 sub-sections of each transect. In continuous removal plots plants are removed after being sampled.

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 - giant kelp abundance
Publication Date: 2017-12-19
Language: English
Time Period:
Begin:
2008-01-01
End:
2017-08-16
Detailed Data Description and Download:
LTE Giant kelp, all years
Abundance and size of giant kelp 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: Abundance and size of Giant Kelp. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/4a0c29c3cd85d2e446df6e3f78339b42

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Core Research Areas Disturbance Patterns, populations
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 abundance, algae, depth, forests, long term ecological research, LTER, macroalgae, marine, populations, Santa Barbara Coastal, 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) v6.0.0.0.0 algae, Macroalgae, Marine Plants
NBII Biocomplexity Fronds, Kelps, Reefs
LTER, macroalgae, Macroalgae, Macrocystis pyrifera, Marine Plants, Ongoing, taxonomy

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