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-MF-GREENWOOD-CLUBHEAD-VEGTR.02
Dataset Title:Presence or absence data along transects through a nutrient enriched marsh receiving wastewater effluent and a reference (unenriched) marsh.
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, Heather Haas, John Logan
Keywords:PIE LTER; primary production; inorganic nutrients; disturbance; population dynamics; salt marsh, nutrients, enrichment, nitrogen, fertilization, vegetation, wastewater
Abstract:Presence or absence data along transects through a nutrient enriched marsh receiving wastewater effluent and a reference (unenriched) marsh.
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-VEGTR.dat
Data File Name LTE-MF-GREENWOOD-CLUBHEAD-VEGTR
Beginning Date 9/19/2002
End Date 10/17/2002
Number of Data Records 457
Other Files to Reference LTE-MF-CLUBHEAD-GREENWOOD-VEGTR.xls, LTE-MF-CLUBHEAD-GREENWOOD-EOYBM.xls, LTE-MF-CLUBHEAD-GREENWOOD-VEGST.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 is in the town of Ipswich. Transects were located along the creek both upstream and downstream from the outfall to the Ipswich Wastewater Treatment Facility. Clubhead Creek, reference creek off Rowley River  
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:Five transects were laid out in along Greenwood Creek . These varied in length from 25 through 50 m. Two transects along Clubhead Creek were the same ones used as reference for the haying study. These are about 150 m long. Line intercept method as described in Brower, J., J. Zar, and C. von Ende (1990) Field and Laboratory for General Ecology. Wm. C. Brown was used to derive percent frequencies of different plant species. Transects typically start at edge of marsh creek and run perpendicular to upland. Lengths of individual transects vary from 35-150 m depending on the shape of the marsh sites and the number of transect line differed for the four sites. The presence of species within each one meter interval along the transect line was recorded. Absolute and % frequencies can then be calculated.
NOTES AND COMMENTS: Names of observers: RB (Robert Buchsbaum), HG (Hap Garritt, HH (Heather Haas), and JL (John Logan)

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
DATE date data collected (DD-MMM-YYYY)   datetime     DD-MMM-YYYY   blank cell
SITE location of data collection   nominal         blank cell
TRANSECT Transect line along which speciess were observed and collected.   nominal         blank cell
OBSERVER initials of people who collected the samples   nominal RB = Robert Buchsbaum | HG = Hap Garritt | HH = Heather Haas | JL = John Logan       blank cell
DISTANCE distance in meters along transect that quadrat was placed down meter ratio   real     blank cell
Spartina alterniflora a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
Spartina patens a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
Distichlis spicata a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
Juncus gerardi a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
Salicornia europaea a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
PHRAgmites australis a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
Atriplex patula a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
Iva frutescens a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
Suaeda linearis a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
Glaux maritima a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
Solidago sempervirens a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
agrostis stolonifera a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
panicum virgatum a 1 indicates that the species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
spartina pectinata a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
triglochin maritima a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
scirpus robustus a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
scirpus americanus a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
elymus virginicus a 1 indicates that the species was present in that interval, a O that it was not   nominal 1 = species present in that interval | 0= species absent in that interval       blank cell
comments comments   nominal         blank cell