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.04
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:Mass 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:01930
Country:USA
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Eric
Last Name:Hutchins
Address line 1:National Marine Fisheries Service
City:Gloucester
State:MA
Zip Code:01930
Country:USA
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:PIE LTER, 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://pie-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/data/LTE/data/LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGQUADS.csv
Data File Name LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGQUADS
Beginning Date 1/1/1999
End Date 1/1/2002
Number of Data Records 639
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
Version 04: January 16, 2017, data and metadata updates to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Jul2016.xlsm 7/20/16 5:08 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: LTE-EX-Argilla LTE-EX-RoughMead Site 3
Geographic Description Argilla Rd. salt marsh is located on land owned by the Trustees of Reservations between Castle Hill and Crane Beach, Ipswich, MA. Rough Meadows salt marsh includes marshes located on the north side of Patmos Road in Rowley, MA. 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 -70.7759666666667 -70.84675  
East Bounding Coordinate -70.77355 -70.8372  
North Bounding Coordinate 42.69375 42.7509  
South Bounding Coordinate 42.6826166666667 42.7443166666667  
OR if single point location      
Latitude      
Longitude      
Elevation      
       
       
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied Phragmites australis; Spartina alterniflora
 
Methods:Plant species percent cover were measured using 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       NA NA = not available
Transect Transect number   nominal       NA NA = not available
Treatment Restored vs Reference vs Downstream Reference   nominal       NA NA = not available
Year Year data collected   datetime     YYYY NA NA = not available
Interval Interval along transect in one meter increments, generally from the edge of a creek running perpendicular to that creek. meter interval   real   NA NA = not available
Phragmites australis cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Spartina alterniflora cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Spartina patens cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Distichlis spicata cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Juncus gerardi cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Salicornia europaea cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Atriplex patula cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Salicornia virginica cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Puccinellia maritima cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Typha angustifolia cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Solidago sempervirens cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Suaeda linearis cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Limonium carolinianum cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Algal Mat cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Juncus balthicus cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Toxicodendron radicans cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Rhus typhina cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Spartina pectinata cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Panicum virgatum cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Teucrium canadense cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Bare Mud cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Agrostis stolonifera cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Carex sp. Cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Scirpus robustus cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Scirpus pungens cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Hypericum sp. cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Cyperus strigosa cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Unidentified Poaceae cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Erechtites cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Dryopteris (carthusiana) cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Wrack cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Iva frutescens cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Unidentified Upland species cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Rubus sp. cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Aster sp. (purple stem hairy) cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Solanum sp. cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Solidago (canadensis type) cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Solidago Flat topped cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Solidago sp. cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Apocynum sp. cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Sassafras albidum cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Aster sp. (small flowered) cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Quercus rubra cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Festuca sp. cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Calamagrostis canadensis cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Quercus velutina cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Unidentified Sedge cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Unidentified Rush cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Aster nova-belgii cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Carex stricta cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Vitas sp. cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Smilax rotundifolia cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Parthenocissus quinquifolia cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Vaccinium corymbosum cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Acer rubrum cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Nyssa sylvatica cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Osmunda cinnamonea cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Fraxinus americanus cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Lonicera sp. cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Prunus serotina cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Prunus pennsylvanicus cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Amelanchia sp. cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Lysimacha quadrifolia cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Agropyron repens cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Artemesia cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Mustard sp. cover Percent cover estimate for that species in the quadrat at that transect is given. percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Comments notes and comments   nominal       NA NA = not available