Plant species percent cover in quadrats along vegetation transects at the Argilla Rd. salt marsh restoration site (Ipswich) and Rough Meadows reference marsh (Rowley – Stackyard Road area), Massachusetts.
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.
Plant species percent cover were measured using 0.2 x 1m quadrats placed down at 5m intervals along transect lines typically starting at edge of marsh creek and running perpendicular to upland. Percent covers are estimated visually.
See short name files for additional information,
LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGSTN for info about sampling stations, geolocations and transects.
LTE-EX-ARGILLA-RM-VEGTRANS for presence and absence information about plant distributions.
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