Subtidal Macrobenthos Composition and Abundance at the North Inlet Salt Marsh, South Carolina: Former Long-Term Ecological Research site (LTER)/NIN013Entry ID: LTER_NIN013
Abstract: LTER - Long-Term Ecological Research Program/North Inlet Salt Marsh,
South Carolina (NIN)
LTER/NIN013 [Abstract adapted from the LTER Core Dataset Catalog]
In order to evaluate the composition and abundance of subtidal
macrobenthos, biweekly cores (18 square centimeters, 5 cm depth)
were collected at two sites ... in the marsh. The sites were at Bread
and Butter Creek (muddy creek bank) and at Debidue Creek (sandy
creek bank). Two replicate cores were collected at each site.
The cores were sieved through a 0.5 mm mesh, and the benthic
infauna were identified and counted. Numerically dominant
individuals were identified to species. The most common taxa were
polychaete worms and oligochaetes.
After January 1985, cores were only collected at the Bread and Butter
Creek site. Also, instead of two replicates, eight replicates
were collected. The data set for the Bread and Butter Creek site
extends from 4 February 1981 until 31 January 1992, and for the
Debidue site from 20 January 1981 until 8 January 1985.
These databases are the result of long-term monitoring begun in the
late 1970s and early 1980s in the North Inlet Estuary, Georgetown
County, South Carolina. The National Science Foundation funded the
Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program in the North Inlet
Estuary from 1981 to June, 1993.
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Start Date: 1981-01-20Stop Date: 1992-01-31
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WETLANDS
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > INTERTIDAL ZONE
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ROUNDWORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > ESTUARINE HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences University of South Carolina
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29208
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Belle W. Baruch Marine Field Laboratory P.O. Box 1630
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29442
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