Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.47.3)

SBC LTER: Santa Cruz Island: Abundance and Biomass of Benthic Organisms (food resource collection)

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.47.3 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/10f0bc5b50a2f69046d7c6c48427aa05
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.47

These data describe the abundance of benthic organisms as determined by random quadrat scrapings. These data represent the availability of food resources for fish at various depths, and are part of a long term investigation of temporal patterns in reef community composition. The sampling locations in this dataset include three sites along the north shore of Santa Cruz Island. Data collection began in 1982 and this dataset is updated annually.

Short Name: SCI benthic scraping
Publication Date: 2012-02-28
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
SCI alga weights, all years
Weight of algae by genus or species collected from scraped quadrats
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 and Biomass of Benthic Organisms (food resource collection). Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/10f0bc5b50a2f69046d7c6c48427aa05

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Filamentous Red Algal Turf
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 algae, Marine invertebrates
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 algae, benthic, community composition, community dynamics, community patterns, community structure, ecosystem ecology, herbivores, macroalgae, marine, oceans, population dynamics, populations, spatial variability, species composition, trophic dynamics, trophic structure
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Populations
NBII Biocomplexity Community composition, Ecosystems, Food resources, Herbivorous fishes, Trophic levels
Articulated Corallines, Cladophora, Codium, Cystoseira, Desmarestia, Dictyopteris, Dictyota, Egregia menziesii, Eisenia arborea, Encrusting Corallines, Fauchea, Fryella, Gelidium, Gelidium nudifrons, Gelidium robustum, Gigartina, Halidrys, Iridaea, Laminaria farlowii, Laurencia, Macrocystis pyrifera, Plocamium, Prionitis lanceolata, Pterygophora californica, Rhodymeniaceae, Sargassum, Sciadaphycus stellatus

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