Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.91.2)

SBC LTER: Beach: Time-series of beach wrack consumers, ongoing since 2011

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.91.2 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/04432b7f1c1976522694621dd38c21a3
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.91

These data contain the composition, count, and wet biomass of macroinvertebrates along intertidal transects at five selected sandy beaches of the mainland coast of the Santa Barbara Channel. Data collection began in 2012 and is ongoing. This dataset is updated annually.

Macroinvertebrates were collected from uniformly spaced cores along the shore-normal transects also used for physical measurements and macrophyte wrack sampling. Cores were pooled and animals and organic material sieved. In the laboratory, all macroinvertebrate species were identified, enumerated, blotted dry and weighed.

Short Name: Biomass and counts for beach wrack macroinvertebrates
Publication Date: 2018-01-26
Language: English
Time Period:
Detailed Data Description and Download:
Beach wrack consumers, all years
Time-series of counts and biomass of beach wrack consumers, by species
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Dugan, Jenifer E 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Dugan, J. . 2018. SBC LTER: Beach: Time-series of beach wrack consumers, ongoing since 2011. Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Project. doi:10.6073/pasta/04432b7f1c1976522694621dd38c21a3

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 biomass, long term ecological research, LTER, marine, Santa Barbara Coastal, transects
SBC-LTER Controlled Vocabulary Beach, Ecosystem Processes
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Places Arroyo Burro Beach, Arroyo Quemado Beach, East UCSB Campus Beach, Isla Vista West Beach, Santa Claus Lane Beach
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) v6. Beaches, Biomass
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity Biomass
NBII Biocomplexity Beaches, Biomass
biomass, LTER, SBC, Talitrid amphipod

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