Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
Channel Islands National Park , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , Halpern B , and NCEAS 7600: Halpern: Implications for reserve design (Hosted by NCEAS).
U.S. National Park Service Kelp Monitoring Database
bowdish.217.3 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/bowdish.217.3/nceas)
General Information:
Title:U.S. National Park Service Kelp Monitoring Database
Identifier:bowdish.217
Abstract:
NCEAS Project, "7600: Halpern: Implications for reserve design (Hosted by NCEAS)", and a paper titled, "Supporting Online Material for Strong Top-down control in Southern California Kelp Forest Ecosystems" used this MS Access database. The U.S. National Park Service has been conducting annual surveys of algal, invertebrate, and fish abundances at 16 different kelp forest sites around the five islands in the Channel Islands National Park since 1982 as part of the Kelp Forest Monitoring Program (KFMP). Here we focused on data from the KFMP for only four years, 1999-2002 (for our purposes, a year runs from July the previous year to June of the current year), as these were the only years for which oceanographic data were available, and only for the 4 northern Channel Islands. Abundance data were available for 49 species, with trophic classifications of these species as elsewhere. For information on how this data set was used please see, Supporting Online Material for Strong Top-down control in Southern California Kelp Forest Ecosystems, Benjamin S. Halpern, Karl Cottenie, Bernardo R. Broitman, http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/312/5777/1230/DC1, Accessed 30 May 2006 and Published 26 May 2006, Science 312, 1230 (2006) DOI: 10.1126/science.1128613.
Keywords:
  • Kelp
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Kelp Forest
  • Marine Habitat
  • Fish
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:Kelp Forest Monitoring Program Database ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Kelp Forest Monitoring Handbook Volume 1: Sampling Protocol ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Kelp Forest Monitoring Handbook Volume 2: Data Entry ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:Channel Islands National Park
Phone:
805-658-5711 (voice)
Email Address:
chis_interpretation@nps.gov
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Ben Halpern
Organization:NCEAS
Email Address:
halpern@nceas.ucsb.edu
Organization:NCEAS 7600: Halpern: Implications for reserve design (Hosted by NCEAS)
Data Set Contacts:
Organization:Channel Islands National Park
Phone:
805-658-5711 (voice)
Email Address:
chis_interpretation@nps.gov
Individual: Ben Halpern
Organization:NCEAS
Email Address:
halpern@nceas.ucsb.edu

Data Set Characteristics

Time Period:
Date:
1982

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Data Set Usage Rights

Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:denyFirst
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File