Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.46.3)

SBC LTER: Santa Cruz Island: Abundance of Pycnopodia helianthoides

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.46.3 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/0c7107ca7775491d827891f0119d0e81
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.46

The purpose of the Pycnopodia sampling is to determine the relative abundance of the species Pycnopodia helianthoides at each of 11 sites along the north coast of Santa Cruz Island. P. helianthoides can be an important predator in rocky reef systems and has been thought to contribute to community phase shifts on Santa Cruz Island. Divers conducting fish count in 2003 observed a rapid increase in P. helianthoides individuals and began counting this species during routine surveys.

Short Name: SCI pycnopodia
Publication Date: 2012-02-28
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
SCI Pycnopodia, all years
Pycnopodia Counts from Santa Cruz Island
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: Abundance of Pycnopodia helianthoides. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/0c7107ca7775491d827891f0119d0e81

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
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. Marine invertebrate
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 aquatic invertebrates, benthic, community dynamics, ecosystem ecology, marine, oceans, population dynamics, populations, predation, predators
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Populations
NBII Biocomplexity Aquatic environments, Aquatic organisms, Benthos, Biota, Ecosystems, Predators, Trophic levels, Zoobenthos
Pycnopodia helianthoides (sunflower sea star)

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