Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.51.6)

SBC LTER: Beach: Time series of abundance of birds and stranded kelp on selected beaches, ongoing since 2008

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.51.6 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/441abe9ea7f6d43c1c4856fa6fa29ef8
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.51
Abstract:

Dataset contains the distribution, abundance and seasonal occurrence of birds, humans, dogs, and of freshly stranded giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) plants and holdfasts present during monthly low-tide (<= 2.5 ft) weekday surveys of standard 1 km long transects on selected sandy beaches of the mainland coast of the Santa Barbara Channel. The abundance of humans, dogs, marine mammals and dead or oiled wildlife is also recorded during each survey. Sampling began in 2008 and is ongoing.

Short Name: Beach - birds and stranded kelp
Publication Date: 2017-12-11
Language: English
Time Period:
Begin:
2008-10-29
End:
2016-12-22
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Beach birds, all years
Abundance and species richness of birds encountered during the survey time along 1km of shoreline. Dogs, humans and marine mammals are also recorded.
Beach stranded kelp, all years
Abundance of stranded giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) plants encountered druing the survey time along 1 km of shoreline.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Dugan, Jenifer E 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Dugan, J. . 2017. SBC LTER: Beach: Time series of abundance of birds and stranded kelp on selected beaches, ongoing since 2008. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/441abe9ea7f6d43c1c4856fa6fa29ef8

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Core Research Areas disturbance, organic matter, populations
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 biomass, humans, long term, long term ecological research, LTER, marine, populations, Santa Barbara Coastal, species, transects
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Beach, Community Structure, populations
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Burro Beach, Arroyo Quemado Beach, East UCSB Campus Beach, Santa Claus Lane Beach
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6.0.0.0.0 Beaches, Biomass
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity Biomass
NBII Biocomplexity Beaches, Biomass, Canidae, Species
Ecological Archives giant kelp
biomass, birds, dogs, giant kelp, holdfasts, LTER, Macrocystis pyrifera, SBC, species richness

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