Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.52.5)

SBC LTER: Time series of settlement of urchins and other invertebrates

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.52.5 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/a7ba12263d75be25ce526a2e20b0e6f3
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.52

The dataset comprises weekly to biweekly data on invertebrate settlement on artificial substrates at six sites in Southern California, and one site in Northern California. The study began in early 1990 and is ongoing. The study’s main focus is on urchins (genus Strongylocentrotus and genus Mesocentrotus), but was expanded to include selected bivalves, gastropods and crabs during the period 1994-1997.

The purpose of the study is to compare and contrast patterns of settlement supply across a large geographical gradient to explore the possible influence of oceanographic features on these patterns. Both of these goals are facilitated by the long duration of the dataset, its large geographical range and the high temporal frequency of collection.

Short Name: Larval Settlement
Publication Date: 2017-10-26
Language: English
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
California invertebrate settlement, all years
settlement data for urchins plus selected bivalves, gastropods and crabs.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Schroeter, Steven C 
Owner: Dixon, John Douglas 
Owner: Ebert, Thomas 
Owner: Richards, John 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Schroeter, S. , J. Dixon, T. Ebert and J. Richards. 2017. SBC LTER: Time series of settlement of urchins and other invertebrates. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/a7ba12263d75be25ce526a2e20b0e6f3

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Core Research Areas populations
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 crabs, gastropods, larvae, LTER, marine, oceans, populations, Santa Barbara Coastal, surveys
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Community Structure, Nearshore Ocean, populations, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Anacapa Island, Ellwood Pier, Gaviota Pier, Mendocino, Ocean Beach, Point Cabrillo, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Scripps, Stearns Wharf
NBII Biocomplexity Bivalves, Crabs, Echinodermata, Gastropods, Recruitment
larvae, larval settlement, LTER, time series, Urchins

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