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Cemar Routine Monitoring of Macroalgal and Phytoplankton Diversity
Entry ID: gomc_17


Summary
Abstract: We have identified three locations with an exposed and a sheltered
site each. To monitor each site we have devised a system of transect based
stratified sampling (based on the natural zonation of the coastal habitat) to
estimate percent cover of algal species on the beach (useful for a variety of
standard statistical procedures). We are also compiling 'complete' species
inventories during our ... View entire text

Purpose: Biological diversity is important to the maintenance of healthy
ecosystems and also represents an essential component of a nation's resources.
We aim to catalogue this diversity to assist in its conservation and
utilization. Routine monitoring of both macroalgal and phytoplankton diversity
is essential to the long-term appreciation of this resource.

Additional Information OR Comments: Contact Dr. Sanders for data.

Sample Site Locations: We have identified three locations with an exposed and a
sheltered site each. To monitor each site we have devised a system of transect
based stratified sampling (based on the natural zonation of the coastal
habitat) to estimate percent cover of algal species on the beach (useful for a
variety of standard statistical procedures).
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.85   S: 44.34   E: -63.41   W: -66.92

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
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Instrument
PLANKTON NETS Ancillary Description
Quality The projects included in this program (Census of Marine Algae in the Bay of
Fundy; and Census of Marine Red Algae in Canada) will ultimately use genetic
barcoding to identify ultimately all of the species of marine macroalgae in
Canada. Both of these are ambitious projects that will use genetic tools to
establish unequivocally the full species complement under each theme and then
to provide detailed information in the form of morphological, anatomical and
distributional notes for each species.
Access Constraints None known.
Use Constraints None known.
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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
Centre for Environmental and Molecular Algal Research, University of New Brunswick, Canada Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.unb.ca/cemar/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DR. GARY SAUNDERS
Phone: 506-452-6216
Fax: 506-453-3583
Email: gws at unb.ca
Contact Address:
University of New Brunswick
City: Fredericton
Province or State: NB
Postal Code: E3B 6E1
Country: Canada
Distribution
Distribution Media: Various Online Data Transfer method
Fees: none noted
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 506-452-6216
Fax: 506-453-3583
Email: gws at unb.ca
Contact Address:
University of New Brunswick
City: Fredericton
Province or State: NB
Postal Code: E3B 6E1
Country: Canada
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27


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