Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

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

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Dataset ID:MAR-PR-GA-TransMiddle2002.01
Dataset Title:Year 2002, Plant species present along vegetation transects off the marsh on Middle Rd, Newbury, MA. Near Thurlow's Bridge and Governor's Academy.
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:Susan Olezsko-Zsuts
Keywords:PIE LTER; primary production; population dynamics; Parker River; vegetation transect; school yard project; salt marsh;
Abstract:This study was conducted in the Fall of 2002, by Governor's Academy high school science class students with their teacher Susan Olezsko-Zsuts to look at the annual presence and absence of marsh plants in the tidal marsh near the Governor's Academy school campus. The marsh is brackish and is located off Middle Road in Newbury , MA , near Thurlow's Bridge.
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/student/data/MAR-PR-GA-TransMiddle2002.csv
Data File Name MAR-PR-GA-TransMiddle2002
Beginning Date 9/20/2002
End Date 9/20/2002
Number of Data Records 437
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status Type 2
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description Annual collection, complete for 2002
Log of Changes: Version 01: July 18, 2013 data and metadata updated to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA.Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 3/14/13 12:02 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: MON-MP-Middle-PR-18.5 Site 2
Geographic Description Marsh vegetation transect site off Middle Rd., Newbury, MA near Thurlow's Bridge and Governor's Academy.  
Location Bounding Box    
West Bounding Coordinate    
East Bounding Coordinate    
North Bounding Coordinate    
South Bounding Coordinate    
OR if single point location    
Latitude 42.758551  
Longitude -70.901054  
Elevation    
     
     
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied Spartina alterniflora; Typha angustafolia; Spartina cynosuroides; Scirpus robustus; Carex paleacea; Calystegia sepium; Spartina patens; Distichlis spicata; Triglochin maritima; Potentilla anserina; Juncus gerardi; Atriplex patula; Scirpus americanus; Puccinellia maritima; Polygonum sp.; Amaranthus cannabinus; Solidago sempervirens; Salicornia depressa; Limonium nashii; Agropyron repens; Festuca rubra; Panicum virgatum; Iva frutescens; Phragmites australis; Toxicodendron radicans; Agrostis stolonifera; Aster tenufolius; Aster novi-belgii; Spartina pectinata; Suaeda linearis
 
Methods:Plant species presence or absence were documented along transects at one meter intervals.

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
Date date data collected (DD-MON-YYYY)   datetime     DD-MON-YYYY NA NA = not available
Site location of data collection   nominal       NA NA = not available
Collectors Persons who collected the data   nominal       NA NA = not available
Transect # Transect number along which species were observed.   nominal       NA NA = not available
Location along river Amount of meters upstream from the Middle Road Bridge along the Rowley River   nominal       NA NA = not available
Compass Heading The compass direction in which the transect was taken from the river bank   nominal       NA NA = not available
Distance distance in meters along transect that quadrat was placed down meter ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Presence Spartina alterniflora a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Typha angustafolia a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence S. cynosuroides a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Scirpus robustus a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Carex paleacea a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Calystegia sepium a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Spartina patens a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Distichlis spicata a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Triglochin maritima a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Potentilla anserina a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Juncus gerardii a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Atriplex patula a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Scirpus americanus a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Puccinellia maritima a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Polygonum sp. a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Amaranthus cannabinus a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Solidago sempervirens a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Salicornia depressa a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Limonium nashii a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Agropyron repens a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Festuca rubra a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Panicum virgatum a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Iva frutescens a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Phragmites australis a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Toxicodendron radicans a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Agrostis stolonifera a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Aster tenufolius a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Aster novi-belgii a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence New York Aster a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence S. pectinata a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Suaeda linearis a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available
Presence Unident. grass a 1 indicates that this species was present in that interval, a 0 that it was not   nominal 1 = present | 0 = absent | 11 = dominant     NA NA = not available