Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

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(1) The Principal Investigator be sent a notice stating reasons for acquiring any data and a description of the publication intentions.
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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 Title:The stations used for counting birds in hayed vs reference sites.
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
Zip Code:01984
Associate Investigators:April Ridlon
Keywords:PIE LTER, primary production, organic matter, population dynamics, salt marsh, haying, birds
Abstract:The birding observation stations used for counting birds in hayed marsh and reference marsh sites near Stackyard Rd. and Patmos Rd, Rowley, Massachusetts.
Contact: Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7485
Online URL:
Data File URL
Beginning Date 8/3/2000
End Date 8/28/2001
Number of Data Records 8
Other Files to Reference LTE-MD-BIRD-HAY-DATA.xls
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 01, initial Excel to EML metadata
Version 02 keyword update
Version 03: January 11, 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-MD-StackyardPatmos Site 2
Geographic Description Salt marsh that is hayed by Dan McHugh in Rowley and reference areas in the vicinity of Stackyard and Patmos Roads. Four studies sites (two hayed and two references). The two hayed sites are McH1 (hayed every year, north of Patmos Rd) and EPH (east of Perry's land and between Sawyer Creek and Patmos Rd, hayed every two years, last hayed in 1999). The two reference sites are PUH (Perry Unhayed, between Sawyer Creek and Patmos Rd) and Club Creek (south of Stackyard Rd and bounded on its E side by the PRNWR).  
Location Bounding Box    
West Bounding Coordinate -70.847  
East Bounding Coordinate -70.836  
North Bounding Coordinate 42.74  
South Bounding Coordinate 42.747  
OR if single point location    
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
StationName the name of the sampling stations   nominal          
Treatment hayed area or a reference area   nominal          
Comments additional notes pertaining to the observations   nominal