Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.66.4)

SBC LTER: Nutrient concentrations and algae cover in the Ventura River catchment, California, 2008

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.66.4 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/8cae31ff541066e590f807af544d6640
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.66

Macroalgal cover and stream nutrients are reported during spring and summer 2008 at 15 stream and estuarine sites in the Ventura River catchment in southern California, USA. Data were collected within a mosaic of undeveloped, agricultural, and urban areas to examine relationships among land use, nutrients, algae, and dissolved oxygen (see paper, linked below). This dataset reports major dissolved nutrients (phosphate, nitrate, ammonium) and total dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus, from May to September 2008, and percent cover of macroalgae (benthic and floating) at the same sites at the beginning and end of this period.

Results from these data were reported in:

Klose, K., Cooper, S. D., Leydecker, A. D. and Kreitler, J. 2012. Relationships among catchment land use and concentrations of nutrients, algae, and dissolved oxygen in a southern California river. Freshwater Science, 2012, 31(3):908-927 doi: 10.1899/11-155.1

Data not reported here:

Chlorophyll-a, physicochemical and land use parameters (e.g., land-use type, water depth, substratum size, % open canopy, and water velocity) were used in the paper's analysis and so were also collected, but are not reported here. Nutrient diffusing substrata (NDS) were deployed at 12 sites to assess the nutrient(s) limiting algal growth; these data are also not reported here.

Short Name: Klose et al - Ventura R nutrients and algae 2008
Publication Date: 2013-01-15
Language: english
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Klose et al, VR nutrients 2008, long
Ventura River, concentration of major nutrients, 2008
Klose et al, VR algae 2008
Ventura River, coverage of algae, 2008
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Owner: Klose, Kristie 
Owner: Cooper, Scott D 
Owner: Leydecker, Al P 
Owner: Kreitler, Jason 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Klose, K. , SD. Cooper, AP. Leydecker and J. Kreitler. 2013. SBC LTER: Nutrient concentrations and algae cover in the Ventura River catchment, California, 2008. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/8cae31ff541066e590f807af544d6640

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER, Santa Barbara Coastal, stream chemistry
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Habitats Watershed
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Measurement Types Biogeochemistry
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity Ammonium, Freshwater, Nitrate, Nutrients, Phosphate, Terrestrial
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Nitrogen Compounds, Nutrients, Organic Matter, Surface Water Chemistry, Suspended Solids
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 Ammonium, Freshwater, Nitrate, Nutrients, Phosphate, Terrestrial
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1: Core Research Areas Inorganic nutrients, Organic matter
Azolla, Chara, Cladophora, Crustose green algae, diatoms, Lemna, Ludwigia, Mougeotia, Nasturtium, Nostoc, Spirogyra

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