Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.56.3)

SBC LTER: Reef: Feeding relationships for kelp forest species

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.56.3 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/0873e69e238051cb67f28f6025f53da3
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.56

These data are an assembled food web for all species sampled in the SBC LTER annual kelp forest community surveys. Relationships are taken from literature review on diets and consumption habits of target species, plus searches of theses, grey literature, and student report databases at major west coast libraries. Only feeding observations from studies that showed direct consumption or provided strong evidence of a direct feeding relationship between two taxa were used. Our final food web was revised and verified after consultation with several experts in the field of kelp forest community ecology. See Methods section for complete information on cited literature and contributing experts.

These data represent Table S1 for Appendix S1 for a published paper: Byrnes, J. E., D. C. Reed, B. J. Cardinale, K. C. Cavanaugh, S. J. Holbrook and R. J. Schmitt. 2011. Climate-driven increases in storm frequency simplify kelp forest food webs. Global Change Biology, 17: 2513â24. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02409.x.

Short Name: Byrnes kelp forest foodweb
Publication Date: 2012-02-27
Language: english
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Byrnes, foodweb table_1
Feeding relationships for kelp forest species
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Byrnes, Jarrett Edward 
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 
Owner: Cardinale, Bradley Joseph 
Owner: Cavanaugh, Kyle C 
Owner: Holbrook, Sally J 
Owner: Schmitt, Russell J 
Associate: Harrer, Shannon (Lead field technician, analyst)

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Byrnes, J. E. , DC. Reed, BJ. Cardinale, KC. Cavanaugh, SJ. Holbrook and RJ. Schmitt. 2012. SBC LTER: Reef: Feeding relationships for kelp forest species. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/0873e69e238051cb67f28f6025f53da3

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
climate change, disturbance, food web, kelp forest, kelp forest food web, LTER, network theory, ongoing, Santa Barbara Coastal, structural equation modeling
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Habitats Kelp Forest, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Measurement Types Community Structure
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Burro Reef, Arroyo Hondo Reef, Arroyo Quemado Reef, Bullito Reef, Carpinteria Reef, Goleta Bay, Isla Vista, Mohawk Reef, Naples Reef
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 abundance, biomass, forests, long term ecological research, marine, organism, species, transects
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Disturbance Patterns, Population Studies
NBII Biocomplexity Cover, Density, Estimation, Kelps, Reefs, Species

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