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-VEGSTN.03
Dataset Title:Geographic information regarding vegetation transects set up at the Argilla Rd. Salt marsh restoration site in Ipswich and a reference marsh (Rough Meadows) in Rowley.
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:A description of the vegetation transects set up at the Argilla Rd. Salt marsh restoration site in Ipswich, MA and a reference marsh (Rough Meadows) in Rowley, MA.
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-VEGSTN.csv
Data File Name LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGSTN
Beginning Date 1/1/1995
End Date 1/1/2002
Number of Data Records 20
Other Files to Reference LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRAN.xls, LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGQUADS.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, 25Jan2010 keywords update
Version 03: 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 Audubonís 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:Line intercept method as described in Brower, J., J. Zar, and C. von Ende (1990) Field and Laboratory for General Ecology. Wm. C. Brown. Transects typically start at edge of marsh creek in Spartina sp. and run perpendicular from creek into a zone of Phragmites australis. Lengths of individual transects vary from 25-60 m depending on the shape of the marsh sites. The presence of plants within each one meter interval along the transect line was recorded. Data then converted into % frequency.

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
Transect length Length in meters of the transect meter interval   real   NA NA = not available
Year Started Year data first collected on that transect   nominal       NA NA = not available
Culvert Location of transect, upstream or downstream of a culvert   nominal       NA NA = not available
Lat Creek End latitude at the creek end of the transect, as measured by a garman 12 gps unit, so accuracy generally to 3-7 meters degree interval   real   NA NA = not available
Long Creek End Longitude at the creek end of the transect, as measured by a garman 12 gps unit, so accuracy generally to 3-7 meters degree interval   real   NA NA = not available
Lat Upland End Latitude at the upland (furthest from the creek) end of the transect, as measured by a garman 12 gps unit, so accuracy generally to 3-7 meters degree interval   real   NA NA = not available
Long Upland End Longitude at the upland (furthest from the creek) end of the transect, as measured by a garman 12 gps unit, so accuracy generally to 3-7 meters degree interval   real   NA NA = not available
Comments Comments bout the data   nominal       NA NA = not available