A description of the vegetation transects set up at the Argilla Rd. Salt marsh restoration site in Ipswich, MA and a reference marsh (Rough Meadows) in Rowley, MA.
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.
See short name files for additional information,
LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGQUADS for percent cover information about plant distributions.
LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS for presence and absence information about plant distributions.
Version 01, July 20, 2007 Level 3+ EML using Jim Laundre's Excel program.
Version 02, 25Jan2010 keywords update.
Version 03: January 16, 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: January 13, 2021, data and metadata updates to comply with importation to DEIMS7 and LTER Data Portal. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Sep2020.xlsm 9/17/20 1:11 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0.