A Database of Historical Benthic Invertebrate Biodiversity Spanning 182 Years in Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island and Massachusetts)_Data_ v1

Metadata Updated: February 13, 2019

To examine biodiversity trends over time, a master list was compiled of all benthic invertebrate species collected from the Narragansett Bay beginning with Totten’s 1834 descriptions of mollusks, Leidy’s collections in 1855, Verrill and Smith’s surveys beginning in 1871, and studies at Alexander Agassiz’s Newport Marine Zoological Laboratory, 1873–1910. The list, spanning 182 years, was compiled from 104 sources and includes invertebrate macrofauna (>0.5 mm) and more limited studies of meiofauna. It currently holds over 1,200 unique taxa from 21 phyla. Information given for each collection record includes: current accepted scientific name, when and where sampled, by whom (with citation), gear used, and full taxonomic hierarchy.

This dataset is associated with the following publication: Hale, S., M. Hughes, and H. Buffum. Historical Trends of Benthic Invertebrate Biodiversity Spanning 182 Years in a Southern New England Estuary. Estuaries and Coasts. Estuarine Research Federation, Port Republic, MD, USA, 41(6): 1525[HTML_REMOVED]1538, (2018).

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Metadata Created Date April 8, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2019

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Harvested from EPA ScienceHub

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date April 8, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2019
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Unique Identifier https://doi.org/10.23719/1429305
Stephen Hale
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 020:00
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Harvest Source Id cf9b0004-f9fd-420e-bade-a86839e82acf
Harvest Source Title EPA ScienceHub
License https://pasteur.epa.gov/license/sciencehub-license.html
Data Last Modified 2018-03-22
Program Code 020:096
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency > U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Related Documents https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12237-018-0378-7, https://pasteur.epa.gov/uploads/10.23719/1429305/documents/HaleStephen_A-j3vh__DataDescriptionReport_20180323.pdf
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