Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.38.4)

SBC LTER: Santa Cruz Island: Cover of Algae, Invertebrates and Benthic Substrate

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.38.4 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/9ce22c5b70d3e6ef8f0445e6cf782f87
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.38

These data describe the cover of benthic substrate as determined by a random point contact method. The presence of algae and invertebrate species as well as abiotic substrates are recorded at 80 randomly spaced points along 40 m x 2 m transects. Only one substrate type is recorded at a given point. Percent cover of a given substrate on a transect can be estimated from RPC observations as the fraction of total points at which that substrate was present x 100. These data are part of a long term investigation of temporal patterns in reef community composition. The sampling locations in this dataset include eleven sites along the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. Data collection began in 1982 and this dataset is updated annually.

Short Name: SCI benthic cover
Publication Date: 2012-02-28
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
SCI benthic cover, all years
cover of algae and sessile invertebrates at permanent Santa Cruz Island sites since 1982
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Schmitt, Russell J 
Owner: Holbrook, Sally J 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Schmitt, R. J.  and SJ. Holbrook. 2012. SBC LTER: Santa Cruz Island: Cover of Algae, Invertebrates and Benthic Substrate. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/9ce22c5b70d3e6ef8f0445e6cf782f87

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Benthic cover, Invertebrate, Kelp_forest_monitoring, LTER, Macroalgae, Marine Invertebrates, Marine Plants, Santa Barbara Coastal
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Habitats Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Measurement Types Community Structure
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Santa Cruz Island
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Benthic habitat
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 algae, benthic, community composition, community dynamics, community patterns, community structure, ecosystem ecology, macroalgae, marine, oceans, population dynamics, populations, spatial variability, species composition, trophic structure
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Populations
NBII Biocomplexity Community composition, Ecosystems, Water
Articulated Corallines, Cladophora, Codium, Cystoseira, Desmarestia, Dictyopteris, Dictyota, Egregia menziesii (Feather boa kelp), Eisenia arborea (Southern sea palm), Encrusting Corallines, Fauchea, Filamentous Red Algal Turf, Fryella, Gelidium, Gelidium nudifrons, Gelidium robustum, Gigartina, Halidrys, Iridaea, Laminaria farlowii (Kelp), Laurencia, Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant kelp), Plocamium, Prionitis lanceolata (Red alga), Pterygophora californica (Rock weed), Rhodymeniaceae, Sargassum, Sciadaphycus stellatus

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