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.
(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.
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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-MF-GREENWOOD-CLUBHEAD-VEGST.02
Dataset Title:A description of the transects that were set up to study the impacts on the salt marsh vegetation of nutrient enrichment from the Ipswich Wastewater Treatment Facility on Greenwood Creek in Ipswich.
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:Hap Garritt
Keywords:PIE LTER; primary production; inorganic nutrients; disturbance; population dynamics; salt marsh, nutrients, enrichment, nitrogen, fertilization, vegetation, wastewater, biomass
Abstract:A description of the transects that were set up to study the impacts on the salt marsh vegetation of nutrient enrichment from the Ipswich Wastewater Treatment Facility on Greenwood Creek in Ipswich. The marsh around Clubhead Creek was used as a reference.
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-MF-GREENWOOD-CLUBHEAD-VEGST.dat
Data File Name LTE-MF-GREENWOOD-CLUBHEAD-VEGST
Beginning Date 1/1/2002
End Date 12/31/2002
Number of Data Records 7
Other Files to Reference LTE-MF-GREENWOOD-CLUBHEAD-VEGTR.xls; LTE-MF-GREENWOOD-CLUBHEAD-VEGQD.xls; LTE-MF-GREENWOOD-CLUBHEAD-EOYBM.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 Site 3
Geographic Description Greenwood Creek Clubhead Creek  
Location Bounding Box      
West Bounding Coordinate -70.822  
East Bounding Coordinate -70.8184    
North Bounding Coordinate 42.6908    
South Bounding Coordinate 42.6915    
OR if single point location      
Latitude      
Longitude      
Elevation      
       
       
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied Spartina alterniflora; Spartina patens; Distichlis spicata; Juncus gerardi; Salicornia europae; Atriplex patula; Iva frutescens; Solidago sempervirens; Suaeda linearis; Glaux maritima; Agropyron repens; Phragmites australis; Scirpus robustus; Panicum virgatum; Agrostis stolonifera
 
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
MARSH NAME the name of the hayed or reference area   nominal         blank cell
MARSH CODE coded name of nutrient enrichment area or reference area   nominal GC = Greenwood Creek | CC = Clubhead Creek       blank cell
TREATMENT shows if site is a nutrient enrichment area or a reference area   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 CC using Trimble Differential GPS. Coordinates of Greenwood transects by Garman 12 GPS. 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 CC using Trimble Differential GPS. Coordinates of Greenwood transects by Garman 12 GPS. 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 CC using Trimble Differential GPS. Coordinates of Greenwood transects by Garman 12 GPS. 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 CC using Trimble Differential GPS. Coordinates of Greenwood transects by Garman 12 GPS. degree interval   real     blank cell
COMMENTS verbal descriptions of the locations of transects and additional notes pertaining to the observations   nominal         blank cell