Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

Acceptance and utilization of LTER data requires that:

(1) The Principal Investigator be sent a notice stating reasons for acquiring any data and a description of the publication intentions.
(2) The Principal Investigator of the data set be sent a copy of the report or manuscript prior to submission and be adequately cited in any resultant publications.
(3) A copy of any resultant publications should be sent to:

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.02
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:Massachusetts 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
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://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/data/LTE/data/LTE-MD-VEGSTN.dat
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
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: Site 1 Site 2
Geographic Description Between Sawyer Creek and Stackyard Rd  
Location Bounding Box    
West Bounding Coordinate    
East Bounding Coordinate    
North Bounding Coordinate    
South Bounding Coordinate    
OR if single point location    
Latitude 42.744  
Longitude -70.841  
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         blank cell
STATION CODE coded name of hayed or reference area   nominal         blank cell
TREATMENT shows if site is a hayed area or a reference area and, is hayed, at what frequency (in years)   nominal         blank cell
TRANSECT transect number   nominal         blank cell
TRANSECT LENGTH length in meters of the transect meter ratio   real     blank cell
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 interval   real     blank cell
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 interval   real     blank cell
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 interval   real     blank cell
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 interval   real     blank cell
COMMENTS verbal descriptions of the locations of transects and additional notes pertaining to the observations   nominal         blank cell