Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

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

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DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
Dataset ID:LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS.03
Dataset Title:Plant species presence 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 presence 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-VEGTRANS.csv
Data File Name LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS
Beginning Date 1/1/1995
End Date 12/31/2002
Number of Data Records 4758
Other Files to Reference LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGQUADS.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, 25Jan2010 keywords update
Version 03: January 17, 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: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
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.   nominal       NA NA = not available
Phragmites australis presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Spartina alterniflora presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Spartina patens presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Distichlis spicata presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Juncus gerardi presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Salicornia europaea presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Atriplex patula presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Salicornia virginica presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Puccinellia maritima presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Typha angustifolia presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Solidago sempervirens presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Suaeda linearis presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Limonium carolinianum presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Algal Mat presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Juncus balthicus presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Rhus radicans presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Rhus typhina presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Spartina pectinata presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Panicum virgatum presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Teucrium canadense presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Bare Mud presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Agrostis stolonifera presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Carex sp. Presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Scirpus robustus presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Scirpus pungens presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Hypericum sp. Presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Cyperus strigosa presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Unidentified Poaceae presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Erechtites presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Dryopteris (carthusiana) presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Wrack presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Iva frutescens presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Unidentified Upland species presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Rubus sp. Presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Aster sp. (purple stem hairy) presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Solanum sp. Presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Solidago (canadensis type) presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Solidago Flat topped presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Solidago sp. Presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Apocynum sp. Presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Sassafras albidum presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Aster sp. (small flowered) presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Quercus rubra presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Festuca sp. Presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Calamagrostis canadensis presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Quercus velutina presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Unidentified Sedge presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Unidentified Rush presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Aster nova-belgii presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Carex stricta presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Vitas sp. Presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Smilax rotundifolia presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Parthenocissus quinquifolia presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Vaccinium corymbosum presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Acer rubrum presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Nyssa sylvatica presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Osmunda cinnamonea presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Fraxinus americanus presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Lonicera sp. Presence Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent     NA NA = not available
Comments Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent