Seastar & Macroinvertebrate Dynamics - BC Central Coast

The seastar & macroinvertebrate dynamics dataset is a component of the Hakai Institute’s Nearshore research and monitoring program, designed to capture change in rocky intertidal habitats. 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.

The Pisaster ochraceous community was assessed from 2017-2021 at three coastal sites along the northwest edge of Calvert Island on the Central Coast of British Columbia. All three sites were exposed rocky shorelines containing high abundances of P. ochraceous. The abundance, size, and health of P. ochraceous was surveyed within defined swaths of habitat delineated by transects. Other echinoderm species and Katharina tunicata chitons were also surveyed. The sites were surveyed on an approximately monthly basis from May-September.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) January 12, 2022 (Revision)
January 13, 2022 (Publication)
Dataset Reference Date(s) June 23, 2016 (Creation)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Name
Margot Hessing-Lewis
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
margot@hakai.org
Role
  • Distributor
  • Owner
Responsible Party 2
Name
Alyssa Gehman
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
alyssa.gehman@hakai.org
Role
  • Point of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Responsible Party 3
Name
Tyrel Froese
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
tyrel.froese@hakai.org
Role
  • Custodian
  • Point of Contact
Responsible Party 4
Name
Gillian Sadlier-Brown
Affiliation
Hakai Institute
Email
gillian.sadlierbrown@hakai.org
Role
Point of Contact

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Ocean Variables
  • Invertebrate abundance and distribution
  • Other
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Topic Category oceans
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Begin
2016-06-23
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