Abundance data acquired in support of invasive species distribution studies at ten macroalgal ecology and taxonomic assessment sites in Hawaii during 2001 (NODC Accession 0000879)

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

Abundance data represent estimates of percent cover of species type (coral or algal) in 10 randomly placed quadrats along two 50 meter transect lines of each site. Data are available for 10 sites from Oahu to the Island of Hawaii taken in 2001 in support of the Macroalgal Ecology and Taxonomic Assessment (TEAM) Project. The species for abundance estimates include 11 corals, 5 invertebrates, 33 algals, and 2 benthic types (turf or sand).

The role that marine algae play in a coral reef system is often overlooked because of lack of knowledge that they are the primary producers in the system. The coral reef ecosystem in Hawaii contains about ten times more algal species than coral species, some of them regulating space that permits coral recruitment.

The primary purpose of the TEAM research program is to provide taxonomic and ecological algal expertise for the Coral Reef Monitoring and Assessment Program (CRAMP). Our group also seeks to develop, implement and assess new methodologies for quantitatively surveying benthic algal communities in the Hawaiian Islands.

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Metadata Date June 27, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 27, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) December 17, 2010 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Cite as: Abbott, I. and University of Hawai'i at M\u00c4\u0081noa (2010). Abundance data acquired in support of invasive species distribution studies at ten macroalgal ecology and taxonomic assessment sites in Hawaii during 2001 (NODC Accession 0000879). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date], NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -155.05
Bbox North Lat 21.37
Bbox South Lat 19.27
Bbox West Long -158.14
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Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0000879
Harvest Object Id ac47f4c0-473b-43a0-945d-bd0dca9a0a65
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2001-01-26
Temporal Extent End 2001-05-18

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