Benthic community samples in Long Island Sound collected by P.L. McCall (1975), USGS OFR 00-304
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_00304_MCCALL

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Summary
Abstract: This GIS layer, which focuses on benthic communities, was developed as
part of a cooperative project between the University of New Haven, the
Connecticut DEP, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Benthic communities
are an integral component of the ecology of Long Island
Sound. Understanding the role that spatial heterogeneity plays in the
dynamic of benthic landscapes may be a key to developing a better
understanding of the estuarine ecology and the impacts of human
activity. The purpose of providing this data layer is to help
establish a regional framework for developing a more extensive GIS for
benthic communities in Long Island Sound that can be used for
education, research, and environmental management.

This GIS layer provides the location where samples were taken in a
survey conducted by P.L. McCall (1975).

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to OFR-304 data files


Link: GET DATA
Description: Complete FGDC metadata for 00-304 McCall benthic community data


Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Access to data and documentation for OFR-304


Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
USGS_OFR_00304


Geographic Coverage
 N: 41.2474 S: 40.983  E: -72.6382  W: -73.0808

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Roman N. Zajac (comp.)
Dataset Title: Samples collected by P.L. McCall (1975)
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Release Place: Woods Hole, MA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: OFR 00-304
Other Citation Details: In Paskevich, V. and L. J. Poppe, eds., 2000, Open-File Report 00-304
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/openfile/of00-304/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-01-01
Stop Date: 1975-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CONNECTICUT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW YORK


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10000 m
Longitude Resolution: 8000 m


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >BENTHIC HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >ESTUARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
GRAB SAMPLERS    [Information]


Access Constraints
The University of New Haven and the U.S. Geological Survey must be
referenced as the originator of the data set in any future products or
as research derived from these data. Although this derived data set
and its lineage dataset have been used by the University of New Haven
and the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the
University of New Haven or the USGS as to the accuracy of the data
and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute
any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the University
of New Haven or the USGS in the use of the data or related materials.


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
U.S. Geological Survey
USGS
Coastal and Marine Geology Team
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Woods Hole Field Center
Connecticut Department of Environmental
ArcView
arcview
shapefile
points
McCall
benthos
biology
communities
infaunal
Long Island Sound
GIS
Connecticut
New York
OFR 00-304


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Woods Hole Science Center, Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS WHSC COASTAL AND MARINE GEOLOGY PROGRAM
Phone: (508) 548-8700
Fax: (508) 457-2310
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA


Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of New Haven    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.newhaven.edu/4505/
Dataset ID: Long Island Sound: mccall75.shp

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROMAN ZAJAC
Phone: 203-932-7114
Email: zajacrn at charger.newhaven.edu
Contact Address:
Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of New Haven
300 Orange Avenue
City: West Haven
Province or State: CT
Postal Code: 06516
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Size: 4Kbytes
Distribution_Format: ARCView
Fees: none

Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Size: 3Kbytes
Distribution_Format: ARCView
Fees: none

Distribution_Media: online
Distribution_Format: Shapefile
Fees: none


Personnel
ROMAN ZAJAC
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 203-932-7114
Email: zajacrn at charger.newhaven.edu
Contact Address:
Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of New Haven
300 Orange Avenue
City: West Haven
Province or State: CT
Postal Code: 06516
Country: USA


LARRY POPPE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (508) 548-8700 x2314
Fax: (508) 457-2310
Email: lpoppe at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA


Publications/References
P.L. McCall (ed.). 1975. The influence of disturbance on community
patterns and adaptive strategies of the infaunal benthos of central
Long Island Sound.

Paskevich, V. and L. J. Poppe, eds., 2000, Georeferenced sea-floor
mapping and bottom photography in Long Island Sound - U.S. Geological
Survey Open-File Report 00-304, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole
Field Center. http://pubs.usgs.gov/openfile/of00-304/

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-10-24

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