Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

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Principal Investigator
Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
Dataset ID:LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGQUADS.03
Dataset Title:Plant species percent cover in quadrats along vegetation transects at the Argilla Rd. salt marsh restoration site (Ipswich) and Rough Meadows reference marsh (Rowley – Stackyard Road area).
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Robert
Last Name:Buchsbaum
Address line 1:Massachusetts Audubon, North Shore
Address line 2:Endicott Regional Center
Address line 3:356 Grapevine Road
City:Wenham
State:MA
Zip Code:01984
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:John
Last Name:Catena
Address line 1:National Marine Fisheries Service
Address line 2:
Address line 3:
City:Gloucester
State:MA
Zip Code:
Country:
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Eric
Last Name:Hutchins
Address line 1:National Marine Fisheries Service
City:Gloucester
State:MA
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:LTER, PIE, Plum Island Ecosystems, Massachusetts, Phragmites australis, Spartina alterniflora, primary production, disturbance, population dynamics, salt marsh, restoration, tidal restriction, invasive species, salt marsh vegetation
Abstract:Plant species percent cover in quadrats along vegetation transects at the Argilla Rd. salt marsh restoration site (Ipswich) and Rough Meadows reference marsh (Rowley – Stackyard Road area).
A long term study not directly part of the PIE LTER, but a companion study related to tidal restrictions and hydrological alterations of salt marshes in the Plum Island ecosystem..
Contact: Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7485
Email: pie_im@mbl.edu
Online URL: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/data/LTE/data/LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGQUADS.dat
Data File Name LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGQUADS
Beginning Date 1/1/1999
End Date 1/1/2002
Number of Data Records
Other Files to Reference LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS.xls, LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGSTN.xls
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 01, July 20, 2007 Level 3+ EML using Jim Laundre's Excel program
Version 02, March 12, 2008 Data and metadata update
Version 03, 25Jan2010 keywords update
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: Site 1 Site 2
Geographic Description Argilla Rd. salt marsh is located on land owned by the Trustees of Reservations between Castle Hill and Crane Beach. Rough Meadows salt marsh includes marshes located on the north side of Patmos Road in Rowley. Some sections are part of Massachusetts Audubon’s Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary and additional sections are owned by Dan McHugh.  
Location Bounding Box    
West Bounding Coordinate    
East Bounding Coordinate    
North Bounding Coordinate    
South Bounding Coordinate    
OR if single point location    
Latitude    
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Elevation    
     
     
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied Phragmites australis; Spartina alterniflora
 
Methods:0.2 x 1m quadrats placed down at 5m intervals along transect lines typically starting at edge of marsh creek and running perpendicular to upland. Percent covers are estimated visually.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
SITE Site where data collected   nominal         blank cell
TRANSECT Transect number   nominal         blank cell
TREATMENT Restored vs Reference vs Downstream Reference   nominal         blank cell
YEAR Year data collected   datetime     YYYY   blank cell
INTERVAL Interval along transect in one meter increments, generally from the edge of a creek running perpendicular to that creek. meter interval   real     blank cell
Phragmites australis Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Spartina alterniflora Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Spartina patens Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Distichlis spicata Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Juncus gerardi Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Salicornia europaea Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Atriplex patula Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Salicornia virginica Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Puccinellia maritima Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Typha angustifolia Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Solidago sempervirens Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Suaeda linearis Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Limoniumcarolinianum Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Algal Mat Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Juncus balthicus Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Toxicodendron radicans Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Rhus typhina Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Spartina pectinata Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Panicum virgatum Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Teucrium canadense Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Bare Mud Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Agrostis stolonifera Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Carex sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Scirpus robustus Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Scirpus pungens Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Hypericum sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Cyperus strigosa Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Unidentified Poaceae Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Erechtites Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Dryopteris (carthusiana?) Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Wrack Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Iva frutescens Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Unidentified Upland species Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Rubus sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Aster sp. (purple stem, hairy) Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Solanum sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Solidago (canadensis type) Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Solidago "Flat topped" Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Solidago sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Apocynum sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Sassafras albidum Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Aster sp. (small flowered) Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Quercus rubra Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Festuca sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Calamagrostis canadensis Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Quercus velutina Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Unidentified Sedge Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Unidentified Rush Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Aster nova-belgii Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Carex stricta (?) Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Vitas sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Smilax rotundifolia Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Parthenocissus quinquifolia Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Vaccinium corymbosum Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Acer rubrum Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Nyssa sylvatica Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Osmunda cinnamonea Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Fraxinus americanus Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Lonicera sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Prunus serotina Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Prunus pennsylvanicus Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Amelanchia sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Lysimacha quadrifolia Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Agropyron repens Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Artemesia Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
Mustard sp. Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real     blank cell
COMMENTS notes and comments   nominal         blank cell