Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.48.3)

SBC LTER: Santa Cruz Island: Abundance of giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.48.3 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/e0edb01de82012519d995b252b268c99
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.48

These data describe the abundance of giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, at Santa Cruz Island (north shore), Santa Barbara Channel, California. The number of Macrocystis fronds were recorded along permanent transects at 11 sites, and sampling is designed to complement both the SBC LTER Reef Kelp Forest Community Survey study and other long-term data from Santa Cruz Island. Sampling began in 2011, and this dataset is updated annually.

Short Name: SCI kelp frond density
Publication Date: 2012-02-28
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
SCI Kelp, all years
Abundance of giant Kelp at Santa Cruz Island, CA
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 giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera). Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/e0edb01de82012519d995b252b268c99

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 algae, Marine plants
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 algae, benthic, community composition, community dynamics, community structure, ecosystem ecology, macroalgae, marine, oceans, population dynamics, populations, species composition, trophic dynamics, trophic structure
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Populations
NBII Biocomplexity Community composition, Ecosystems
Macrocystis pyrifera

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