Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.57.7)

SBC LTER: Reef: Macrolgal photosynthetic parameters and biomass relationships

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.57.7 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/b4531c4092cb8a40cf5bdd3a00b6c9c3
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.57

These data tables contain the relationships used to estimate biomass density from field measurements of abundance, and laboratory-derived values for photosynthetic parameters (Pmax, alpha, and dark respiration) for 19 taxa of understory macroalgae. Collectively, these taxa comprised 97% of the total understory macroalgal biomass at the SBC LTER long-term kelp removal experiment sites during 2008-2011. Biomass density is derived from either a linear relationship (adults) or average per capita biomass (juveniles). Relationships and photosynthetic parameters can be combined with field data on algal abundance and irradiance to estimate net primary production for the understory assemblage community.

These data were presented in: Harrer, S.L., D. C. Reed, R. J. Miller and S. J. Holbrook. 2013. Patterns and controls of the dynamics of net primary production by understory macroalgal assemblages in giant kelp forests. Journal of Phycology, 49: 248-257. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12023

Short Name: Algal P vs. E and biomass
Publication Date: 2013-05-14
Language: english
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Algal PE, 2011, adults
Abundance-derived biomass estimates and photosynthesis-irradiance parameters (mass-specific production and respiration) for adult understory algae.
Algal PE, 2011, juveniles
Abundance-derived biomass estimates and photosynthesis-irradiance parameters (mass-specific production and respiration) for juvenile understory algae.
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Harrer, Shannon 
Owner: Reed, Daniel C 
Owner: Miller, Robert J 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Harrer, S. , DC. Reed and RJ. Miller. 2013. SBC LTER: Reef: Macrolgal photosynthetic parameters and biomass relationships. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/b4531c4092cb8a40cf5bdd3a00b6c9c3

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 abundance, biomass, long term ecological research, marine, measurements, photosynthesis, productivity, respiration, species
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Habitats Kelp Forest, Reef
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Measurement Types Ecosystem Processes
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Quemado Reef, Carpinteria Reef, Mohawk Reef, Naples Reef
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Primary Production
NBII Biocomplexity Mass (property), Reefs
Bossiella orbigniana, Callophyllis flabellulata, Chondracanthus corymbifera , Corallina chilensis, Cryptopleura ruprechtiana, Cystoseira osmundacea, Desmarestia ligulata, Dictyota, Ectocarpaceae, Gracilaria, Halymenia, Laminaria farlowii, Laurencia spectabalis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Polyneura latissima, Polysiphonia, Pseudolithophyllum, Pterosiphonia dendroidea, Pterygophora californica, Rhodymenia californica
alpha, dry mass, LTER, macroalgae, marine plants, photosynthesis, pmax, respiration, Santa Barbara Coastal, understory algae

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