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-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS.02
Dataset Title:Plant species presence along vegetation transects at the Argilla Rd. salt marsh restoration site (Ipswich) and Rough Meadows reference marsh (Rowley – Stackyard Road area).
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
Investigator 2: 
First Name:John
Last Name:Catena
Address line 1:National Marine Fisheries Service
Address line 2:
Address line 3:
City:Gloucester
State:MA
Zip Code:
Country:
Investigator 3: 
First Name:Eric
Last Name:Hutchins
Address line 1:National Marine Fisheries Service
City:Gloucester
State:MA
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:LTER, PIE, Plum Island Ecosystems, Massachusetts, Phragmites australis, Spartina alterniflora, primary production, disturbance, population dynamics, salt marsh, restoration, tidal restriction, invasive species, salt marsh vegetation
Abstract:Plant species presence along vegetation transects at the Argilla Rd. salt marsh restoration site (Ipswich) and Rough Meadows reference marsh (Rowley – Stackyard Road area).
A long term study not directly part of the PIE LTER, but a companion study related to tidal restrictions and hydrological alterations of salt marshes in the Plum Island ecosystem..
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-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS.dat
Data File Name LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS
Beginning Date 1/1/1995
End Date 1/1/2002
Number of Data Records 639
Other Files to Reference LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGQUADS.xls, LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGSTN.xls
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 01, July 20, 2007 Level 3+ EML using Jim Laundre's Excel program
Version 02, 25Jan2010 keywords update
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: Site 1 Site 2
Geographic Description Argilla Rd. salt marsh is located on land owned by the Trustees of Reservations between Castle Hill and Crane Beach. Rough Meadows salt marsh includes marshes located on the north side of Patmos Road in Rowley. Some sections are part of Massachusetts Audubon’s Rough Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary and additional sections are owned by Dan McHugh.  
Location Bounding Box    
West Bounding Coordinate    
East Bounding Coordinate    
North Bounding Coordinate    
South Bounding Coordinate    
OR if single point location    
Latitude    
Longitude    
Elevation    
     
     
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied Phragmites australis; Spartina alterniflora
 
Methods:Line intercept method as described in Brower, J., J. Zar, and C. von Ende (1990) Field and Laboratory for General Ecology. Wm. C. Brown. Transects typically start at edge of marsh creek in Spartina sp. and run perpendicular from creek into a zone of Phragmites australis. Lengths of individual transects vary from 25-60 m depending on the shape of the marsh sites. The presence of plants within each one meter interval along the transect line was recorded. Data then converted into % frequency.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
SITE Site where data collected   nominal          
TRANSECT Transect number   nominal          
TREATMENT Restored vs Reference vs Downstream Reference   nominal         blank cell
YEAR Year data collected   datetime     YYYY    
INTERVAL Interval along transect in one meter increments, generally from the edge of a creek running perpendicular to that creek.   nominal          
Phragmites australis Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Spartina alterniflora Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Spartina patens Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Distichlis spicata Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Juncus gerardi Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Salicornia europaea Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Atriplex patula Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Salicornia virginica Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Puccinellia maritima Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Typha angustifolia Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Solidago sempervirens Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Suaeda linearis Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Limonium carolinianum Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Algal Mat Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Juncus balthicus Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Toxicodendron radicans Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Rhus typhina Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Spartina pectinata Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Panicum virgatum Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Teucrium canadense Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Bare Mud Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Agrostis stolonifera Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Carex sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Scirpus robustus Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Scirpus pungens Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Hypericum sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Cyperus strigosa Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Unidentified Poaceae Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Erechtites Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Dryopteris (carthusiana?) Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Wrack Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Iva frutescens Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Unidentified Upland species Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Rubus sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Aster sp. (purple stem, hairy) Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Solanum sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Solidago (canadensis type) Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Solidago "Flat topped" Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Solidago sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Apocynum sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Sassafras albidum Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Aster sp. (small flowered) Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Quercus rubra Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Festuca sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Calamagrostis canadensis Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Quercus velutina Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Unidentified Sedge Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Unidentified Rush Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Aster nova-belgii Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Carex stricta (?) Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Vitas sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Smilax rotundifolia Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Parthenocissus quinquifolia Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Vaccinium corymbosum Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Acer rubrum Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Nyssa sylvatica Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Osmunda cinnamonea Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Fraxinus americanus Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Lonicera sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Prunus serotina Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Prunus pennsylvanicus Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Amelanchia sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Lysimacha quadrifolia Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Agropyron repens Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Artemesia Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Mustard sp. Species presence or absence, if species is present at that site/transect/year/interval it is marked with a “1” and if absent, with a “0”.   nominal 1=present | 0= absent        
Comments Comments about data   nominal