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PIE LTER plant species presence along vegetation transects at the Argilla Rd. salt marsh restoration site (Ipswich) and Rough Meadows reference marsh (Rowley – Stackyard Road area), Massachusetts.

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..

Core Areas: 

Data set ID: 

20

Keywords: 

Short name: 

LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS

Purpose: 

 

Data sources: 

LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS.csv
LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS.xls

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.

See the below companion files for additional associated data.
LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGSTN for info about sampling stations, geolocations and transects.
LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGQUADS for  percent cover information about plant distributions.

Maintenance: 

Version 01, July 20, 2007 Level 3+ EML using Jim Laundre's Excel program.
Version 02, 25Jan2010 keywords update.
Version 03: January 17, 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 28, 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.

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