Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , NCEAS 2760: Stromberg: CaliforniaGrasslands , and Johnson C.
Cort Johnson Grassland Data Santa Cruz Co
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General Information:
Title:Cort Johnson Grassland Data Santa Cruz Co
Species lists and point counts on 170 transects in native grassland patches in Santa Cruz County, CA.Data were taken in 1996, 1997 and 1998. Complete species lists, locations, community descriptions, floristics.

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Organization:NCEAS 2760: Stromberg: CaliforniaGrasslands
Individual: Cort Johnson
P. O. Box 720595,
San Jose, California 5172-0595
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Mark Stromberg
Organization:UC Hastings Reserve
38601 E. Carmel Valley Road,
Carmel Valley, California 93924 USA
831 659 2664 (voice)
Email Address:
Associated Parties:
Individual: Mark Stromberg
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Mark Stromberg

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Santa Cruz County, California, mostly in the mountain ranges. I am giving the latitude and longitude of Ben Lomond. Close
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -122.0000  degrees
East:  -122.0000  degrees
North:  37.0000  degrees
South:  37.0000  degrees
Time Period:

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  

Cover by Line Intercept

He put out a 50 meter line and counted hits at every .5m. For each species, he recorded the number of hits along the transect.

Sampling Area And Frequency:
Sampling was restricted to those grasslands known to have native composition, that he could find and visit from 1996 to 1998.
Sampling Description:
Sampling units were native-dominated grasslands he could find after extensive ground searches. Many were in state or county parks or other open spaces.

Data Set Usage Rights

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