Macrocystis Canopy Production Dataset - BC Central Coast - 2014-2020

The macrocystis canopy production dataset is a component of Hakai Institute Nearshore research and monitoring program. This dataset documents seasonal and annual changes in Macrocystis pyrifera biomass, density, productivity and reproduction on the Central Coast of British Columbia during the primary growing season (April to October) from 2014 to 2020. Density and morphometric measurements of kelps in situ were quantified within three to five permanent monitoring plots to determine kelp size structure, growth rates and loss rates throughout the growing season (2014-2020). Additional sites were visited annually (2016-2019) to estimate annual change in biomass at these locations, and spatial variability. Outcomes of this research show how biomass and productivity of Macrocystis kelp varies spatially and temporally. Based on this data we can determine which field parameters best correlate with overall kelp productivity and biomass, and ultimately, refine metrics for long term assessments of Macrocystis in British Columbia.

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Limitations: Appropriate credit must be given to Hakai Institute and the authors of the dataset.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) August 25, 2021, 19:36 (UTC) (Revision)
September 23, 2021, 00:00 (UTC) (Publication)
Dataset Reference Date(s) March 31, 2019 (Publication)
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  • Name: Ondine Pontier
    Affiliation: Hakai Institute
    Contact Info Email: ondine.pontier@hakai.org
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  • Name: Ondine Pontier
    Affiliation: Hakai Institute
    Contact Info Email: ondine.pontier@hakai.org
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  • Organisation Name / Affiliation: Hakai Institute
    Contact Info Email: data@hakai.org
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Code: https://doi.org/10.21966/k88j-1k50
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