This is a Non-Federal dataset covered by different Terms of Use than Data.gov.

CREEK Project: RUI: the Role of Oyster Reefs in the Structure and Function of Tidal Creeks. A Project Overview: 1996-2000.

Metadata Updated: May 17, 2013

A group of eight tidal creeks dominated by oysters, Crassostrea virginica, in North Inlet, South Carolina, USA were studied using a replicated BACI (Before - After Control - Incident) design in which all creeks are sampled simultaneously. Before the pre-manipulation year, oyster biomass in each creek was manipulated so that all eight creeks had an equal oyster biomass to water volume ratio of 8 grams dry body weight of oysters per cubic meter. Detailed geomorphological observations were made on each creek as the study began. Nutrients and chlorophyll a were measured weekly in each creek and exhibited seasonal and inter-annual influences. Phytoplankton pigment levels were measured with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Intensive planktonic - microbial loop and nekton samplings were conducted seasonally. Oyster growth was measured monthly. In the second or manipulation year, the role of oysters was tested by removing them from four creeks. Planktonic abundance and dispersal of the oyster parasite, Perkinsus marinus, nekton abundance and biomass, oyster biomass, growth and survival, changes in water chemistry, and phytoplankton pigment levels were also investigated in the tidal creeks during this manipulation year.

Access & Use Information

Non-Federal: This dataset is covered by different Terms of Use than Data.gov. License: No license information was provided.

Downloads & Resources

Dates

Metadata Date July 27, 2000
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) July 30, 2000 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date July 27, 2000
Metadata Created Date March 14, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) July 30, 2000 (publication)
Responsible Party Department of Marine Science, Coastal Carolina University (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: Following academic courtesy standards, the PIs (originators), the University of South Carolina's Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, Coastal Carolina University, and Grantor (see Data Set Credit section) should be fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of these data are used. Use of the data without completely reading and understanding the metadata is not recommended. The Baruch Institute, Coastal Carolina University, Baruch Institute and Coastal Carolina researchers, and Grantor are not responsible for the use and/or misuse of data from this database. See the section on Distribution Liability for more information., Access Constraints: None; however, it is strongly recommended that these data be acquired directly from the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way.
Bbox East Long -79.167
Bbox North Lat 33.350
Bbox South Lat 33.327
Bbox West Long -79.192
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Guid
Licence The datasets are only as good as the quality assurance and quality control procedures outlined in the Metadata. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use in any further analyses or comparisons. No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of any data collected, managed, or disseminated for general or scientific purposes by the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly required that these data be directly acquired from the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. Neither the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, Coastal Carolina University, nor the National Science Foundation shall be held liable for the use and/or misuse of the data described and/or contained herein.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Temporal Extent Begin 1996-11-01
Temporal Extent End 2000-05-01

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.