Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.55.1)

SBC LTER: Reef: Understory and phytoplankton production at cleared and control plots, Mohawk Reef, 2007-2008

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Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.55.1 (in the knb Catalog System)

These data are part of the SBC-LTER investigation of the response of phytoplankton and understory macroalgae to canopies of giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera. They include measurements of water column phytoplankton production and biomass, and macroalgae biomass, gross and net primary production and community respiration. Measurements were taken approximately monthly from May 2007 to September 2008 in 600-m2 plots at one of the Santa Barbara Coastal LTER long-term kelp removal experiment sites (Mohawk Reef). Macroalgal community production and respiration were measured by oxygen evolution in chambers covering 0.1 m2 of bottom which were deployed for 8-10 hours. Irradiance (photosynthetically active radiation, PAR) at the sea floor was measured during incubations using a logging meter. Production of phytoplankton was measured via Carbon 13 uptake in bottle incubations at the same sites.

These data are described in: Miller, R. J., D. C. Reed and M. A. Brzezinski. 2011. Partitioning of primary production among giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera), understory macroalgae, and phytoplankton on a temperate reef. Limnology and Oceanography, 56: 119-132

Short Name: Understory and phytoplankton production
Publication Date: 2011
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Integrated POC, chlorophyll, phaeopigments and phytoplankton primary production for transects cleared of Macrocystis and control transects.
Gross, net and community production and respiration, and irradiance in benthic chambers at transects cleared of Macrocystis and control transects.
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization SBCLTER
Owner: Miller, Robert 
Owner: Reed, Daniel 
Owner: Brzezinski, Mark 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Miller, R. , D. Reed and M. Brzezinski. 2011. SBC LTER: Reef: Understory and phytoplankton production at cleared and control plots, Mohawk Reef, 2007-2008. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. knb-lter-sbc.55.1

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Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Santa Barbara Coastal, LTER
LTER Controlled Vocabulary long term ecological research, species, productivity, carbon, transects, marine, measurements, primary production, phytoplankton, incubation, algae, respiration, community respiration
GCMD Algae, Marine plants, carbon, Macroalgae
LTER Core Research Areas Disturbance, Primary production
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER: Habitats Kelp Forest, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER: Measurement Types Ecosystem processes
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER: Places Mohawk Reef
NBII Biocomplexity Thesaurus Reefs, Primary production, Compensation

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