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.
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Principal Investigator
Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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Dataset ID:LTE-TIDE-MelampusIndividBiomass.02
Dataset Title:Melampus bidentatus length and biomass measurements for Rowley River tidal creeks associated with long term fertilization experiments, Rowley and Ipswich, MA.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:David
Last Name:Johnson
Address line 1:The Ecosystems Center
Address line 2:Marine Biological Laboratory
Address line 3:7 MBL St.
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Linda
Last Name:Deegan
Address line 1:The Ecosystems Center
Address line 2:Marine Biological Laboratory
Address line 3:7 MBL St.
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:PIE LTER, TIDE, population dynamics, nutrients, salt marsh, snails, creek
Abstract:Melampus bidentatus (coffee bean snail) length and biomass measurements for Rowley River tidal creeks associated with long term fertilization experiments, Rowley and Ipswich, MA. The TIDE project aims to simulate eutrophication on a large scale by the addition of NO3- aiming to reach 70ÁM concentrations from May to September every year during the growing season. This fertilization of the marsh has been going on at Sweeney Creek since the 2004 growing season through 2011 and at Clubhead Creek in 2005 and from 2009 till 2011.
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-TIDE-MelampusIndividBiomass.csv
Data File Name LTE-TIDE-MelampusIndividBiomass
Beginning Date 8/1/2009
End Date 9/30/2010
Number of Data Records 1091
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Version 01: January 27, 2012, updated data and metadata. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 1/18/12 4:51 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0
Version 02: June 20, 2013 data and metadata updated to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA. Research location name and description updated.Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 3/14/13 12:02 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: MAR-LTE-RO-TC-MF-SW MAR-LTE-RO-TC-MF-WE MAR-LTE-RO-TC-MF-CL MAR-LTE-RO-TC-MF-NE  
Geographic Description "Sweeney Creek", off Rowley River, Ipswich, MA West Creek, off Rowley River, Rowley, MA. Clubhead Creek off Rowley River, Rowley, MA. Nelson Island Creek, off Rowley River, Rowley,  
Location Bounding Box          
West Bounding Coordinate -70.851 -70.852 -70.842 -70.836  
East Bounding Coordinate -70.845 -70.846 -70.836 -70.831  
North Bounding Coordinate 42.724 42.741 42.742 42.744  
South Bounding Coordinate 42.719 42.736 42.738 42.74  
OR if single point location          
Latitude          
Longitude          
Elevation          
           
           
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied Melampus bidentatus
 
Methods:Methods

All samples taken in late August(2009) and early September(2010). 10 snails were randomly selected from field-collected snails and measured for shell height (from the spire to the tip of operculum). In the field, 10 quadrats were haphazardly tossed in the high marsh (dominated by Spartina patens) of each creek branch. Data can be paired with high-marsh invertebrate density file.

Creeks-
Reference creeks are West and Nelson
Nutrient Enriched creeks are Sweeney and Clubhead. Sweeney has been fertilized every summer from 2004-2011. Clubhead had been fertilized in 2005 and then from 2009-2011.

All creeks have two branches determined by direction at confluence while facing upstream (Left or Right).

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
Date Year Sampled   datetime     YYYY NA NA = not available
Creek Creek Sampled   nominal Sweeney= Nutrient Enriched |Nelson= Nutrient Enriched| West= Reference| Clubhead= Reference     NA NA = not available
Nutrient Level Nutrient Level of Creek   nominal Fertilized= Nutrient Enriched| Reference= Reference     NA NA = not available
Branch Branch Sampled   nominal R=Right | L=Left     NA NA = not available
Habitat Habitat Sampled   nominal SP= Spartina patens dominated habitat     NA NA = not available
Quadrat Quadrat Sampled   nominal       NA NA = not available
Snail Rep Number of Replicates   nominal       NA NA = not available
Shell height Height of Shell millimeter ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Biomass-g Mass of Snail in grams gram ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Biomass-mg Mass of Snail in miligrams milligram ratio   real   NA NA = not available