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Stables isotopes of organisms along a transect from the Greenwood Creek outfall pipe to the Ipswich River, Ipswich, MA, Plum Island Ecosystems LTER

Abstract: 

Organisms, plants and animals, were collected along a transect in Greenwood Creek, Ipswich, MA from the Ipswich sewage treatment plant outfall pipe to the mouth of Greenwood Creek on the Ipswich River. Tissue from the organisms was analysed for del 13C and del 15N to determine if the treatment plant effluent del 15N signal could be detected in the biota of Greenwood Creek.

Core Areas: 

Data set ID: 

38

Keywords: 

Short name: 

LTE-TC-GreenwoodIsotopes

Data sources: 

LTE-TC-GreenwoodIsotopes.csv
LTE-TC-GreenwoodIsotopes.xls

Methods: 

Animal and plant collections occurred along a transect from the Greenwood Creek outfall pipe to the mouth of Greenwood Creek on the Ipswich River, approximately 2 kilometers downstream.  Tissues of animals and plants were dissected, dried, checked for carbonate contamination and analyzed at the Marine Biological Lab, Ecosystems Center Stable Isotope Lab.

Maintenance: 

Version 01, initial Excel to EML metadata

Version 02, 25Jan2010, keyword update

Version 03: January 11, 2017, data and metadata updates to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Jul2016.xlsm 7/20/16 5:08 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0

Version 04: June 13, 2019, data and metadata updates to comply with importation to DEIMS7 and LTER Data Portal. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Jun2019.xlsm 6/7/19 12:58 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0

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