LTER GA Coastal Ecos. - Fall 2004 crab population monitoring: mid-marsh and creekbank abundance based on crab hole counts at GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10
Entry ID: newpag1_LTER_GCE_INV_GCEM_0411b

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Summary
Abstract: This data set is the Fall 2004 estimate of crab densities at the GCE-LTER marsh
sites used for population monitoring. Crab abundance was determined by
counting the number of crab holes within a 625 cm^2 quadrat and converting the
counts to number per square meter. Counts were made in the mid-marsh and
creekbank zones (n = 4 per zone) at all sites. This method does not
differentiate which species made a particular hole and therefore only estimates
total crab abundance. Plugged holes were excluded from the counts. Mean
density across all sites and zones was 154 m^-2 (+/- 188 s.d).

Overall bounding box describing the geographic region within the Georgia
Coastal Ecosystems LTER study domain represented in data set INV-GCEM-0411b
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Description: Metadata in Ecological Metadata Language

Description: GCE LTER Data Set Summary.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 31.55   S: 31.3   E: -81.19   W: -81.49

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dale Bishop
Dataset Title: Fall 2004 crab population monitoring: mid-marsh and creekbank abundance based on crab hole counts at GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10
Dataset Release Place: Athens, Georgia
Dataset Publisher: Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER
Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
lter_GCE

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-10-23
Stop Date: 2004-10-27
Access Constraints Data Access Policy
As a member of the Long Term Ecological Research Network, the Georgia
Coastal Ecosystems LTER Program is committed to providing access to data
collected under the auspices of our project in a timely fashion. Study
results will be published in the scientific literature, and documented
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Use Constraints All publications based on this data set must cite the contributor and Georgia
Coastal Ecosystems LTER project, and two copies of the manuscript must be
submitted to the GCE-LTER Information Management Office.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Georgia Coastal Ecosystems, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/lter/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WADE SHELDON
Phone: (706) 542-5955
Fax: (706) 542-5888
Email: sheldon at arches.uga.edu
Contact Address:
Department of
Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
City: Athens
Province or State: GA
Postal Code: 30602-3636
Country: GEORGIA


Data Center Personnel
Name: DALE BISHOP
Fax: (706) 542-5888
Email: tdbish at uga.edu
Contact Address:
Dept. of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
City: Athens
Province or State: Georgia
Postal Code: 30602-3636
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-01-10
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