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-MD-VEGSTN.03
Dataset Title:A description of the two hayed and two reference areas used for vegetation studies in the haying project. Includes transects within the hayed areas
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
Associate Investigators:April Ridlon
Keywords:PIE LTER, primary production, organic matter, population dynamics, haying, salt marsh, vegetation
Abstract:A description of the two hayed and two reference areas used for vegetation studies in the haying project. Includes transects within the hayed areas. The hayed and reference marsh sites are 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
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-MD-VEGSTN.csv
Data File Name LTE-MD-VEGSTN
Beginning Date 1/1/2000
End Date 12/31/2000
Number of Data Records 12
Other Files to Reference LTE-MD-VEGTRANS.xls; LTE-MD-VEGQUADS.xls; LTE-MD-EOYBIOMASS.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 12, 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    
Latitude    
Longitude    
Elevation    
     
     
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied Spartina alterniflora; Spartina patens; Distichlis spicata; Juncus gerardi; Distichlis spicata; Salicornia europae; Atriplex patula; Iva frutescens; Solidago sempervirens; Suaeda linearis; Glaux maritima; Agropyron repens
 
Methods:NOTES AND COMMENTS:
Locations of the creek edges of the transects may change because of erosion, ice scouring.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
Station Name the name of the hayed or reference area   nominal       NA NA = not available
Station Code coded name of hayed or reference area   nominal       NA NA = not available
Treatment shows if site is a hayed area or a reference area and, is hayed, at what frequency (in years)   nominal       NA NA = not available
Transect transect number   nominal       NA NA = not available
Transect length length in meters of the transect meter ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Lat Creek end latitude in decimal degrees of transect at creek (downstream) end based on 2001 surveys by Josh Goldstein for PUH, EPH, and CC and 2002 survey of McH1 by Corey Lawrence. degree ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Long Creek end longitude in decimal degrees of transect at creek (downstream) end based on 2001 surveys by Josh Goldstein for PUH, EPH, and CC and 2002 survey of McH1 by Corey Lawrence. degree ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Lat Upland end latitude in decimal degrees of transect at upland end based on 2001 surveys by Josh Goldstein for PUH, EPH, and CC and 2002 survey of McH1 by Corey Lawrence. degree ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Long Upland end longitude in decimal degrees of transect at upland end based on 2001 surveys by Josh Goldstein for PUH, EPH, and CC and 2002 survey of McH1 by Corey Lawrence. degree ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Comments verbal descriptions of the locations of transects and additional notes pertaining to the observations   nominal       NA NA = not available