Growth of Giant Kelp in California
This dataset describes variation in net primary production and growth of giant kelp in the Santa Barbara Channel, California.
Dataset Location: Ecological Archives
Site Location: Arroyo Quemado (34o 28.127' N, 120o 07.285' W), Arroyo Burro (34o 24.007' N, 119o 44.663' W), and Mohawk (34o 23.660' N, 119o 43.800' W), Santa Barbara Channel, California
Sites Georefferenced: No
Timespan: 2002 - 2006
Sampling Frequency: monthly
Methods: Modeling techinques were used in conjuction with obervational data to describe the mass specific growth rate and NPP of the target kelp species.
Data Collected: NPP, mass specific growth rate, standing crop
Citation: Andrew Rassweiler, Katie K. Arkema, Daniel C. Reed, Richard C. Zimmerman, and Mark A. Brzezinski. 2008. Net primary production, growth, and standing crop of Macrocystis pyrifera in southern California. Ecology 89:2068.
Available via EcoData Retriever: No