Nearshore Macrophyte Stable Isotopes - BC Central Coast

10.21966/q31x-qg72

The macrophyte stable isotope dataset is a component of the Hakai Institute’s Nearshore research and monitoring program. The overarching objective of Hakai Nearshore research is to investigate the role of habitats and their associated communities, in the face of stress and disturbances from global climate change and local coastal perturbations. Macrophyte tissue samples were collected from five major nearshore habitats over the years 2014 - 2019. Samples were collected from sites on or in the near vicinity of northern Calvert Island on the central coast of BC. Collection sites varied significantly in character both among and within habitats. At each site, the dominant macrophyte species were targeted for collection. As a result, a variety of species, from algae and seagrasses, are found within this dataset and vary slightly in sampling methods between habitats. The tissue samples were dried, processed, and analyzed for natural abundances of 13 C and 15 N.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) January 13, 2022 (Publication)
November 14, 2023 (Revision)
Data Reference Date(s) April 01, 2014 (Creation)
October 29, 2019 (Publication)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Name
Froese, Tyrel
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
tyrel.froese@hakai.org
Role
  • Author
  • Custodian
  • Point of Contact
Responsible Party 2
Name
Sadlier-Brown, Gillian
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Role
Author
Responsible Party 3
Name
Olson, Angeleen
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
angeleen.olson@hakai.org
Role
  • Author
  • Point of Contact
Responsible Party 4
Name
Hessing-Lewis, Margot
Affiliation
Hakai Institute ROR logo
Email
margot@hakai.org
Role
  • Author
  • Principal Investigator
Responsible Party 5
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
data@hakai.org
Role
  • Distributor
  • Owner
  • Publisher

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Stable carbon isotopes
  • Seagrass cover and composition
  • Macroalgal canopy cover and composition
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
Topic Category oceans
Maintenance Note Generated from https://cioos-siooc.github.io/metadata-entry-form
Spatial Extent [[[-128.62224808, 51.28805197], [-127.44960574, 51.28805197], [-127.44960574, 52.00866824], [-128.62224808, 52.00866824], [-128.62224808, 51.28805197]]]
North Bounding Latitude 52.00866824
South Bounding Latitude 51.28805197
East Bounding Longitude -127.44960574
West Bounding Longitude -128.62224808
Temporal Extent
Begin
2014-04-01
End
2019-07-18
Vertical Extent
Min
0.0
Max
10.0
Default Locale English
Citation identifier
Code
https://doi.org/10.21966/q31x-qg72
Projects
  1. Nearshore
Included in Data Catalogue
Included in Data Catalogue 1
Name
Hakai Data Catalogue
Description
Science on the Coastal Margin
URL
https://catalogue.hakai.org