Surfgrass Communities - Motile Invertebrate Surveys - BC Central Coast

The surfgrass motile invertebrate 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 motile invertebrate community was assessed at three coastal sites along the northwest edge of Calvert Island on the central coast of British Columbia, beginning in 2018. All sites were exposed rocky shorelines with beds of Surfgrass (Phyllospadix spp) growing in the low intertidal. The abundance and diversity of the motile invertebrate community was surveyed in these beds using transects and quadrats. The placement and length of the transect was replicated through time, quadrat placement was not. Counts or percent cover were recorded for mobile invertebrates within quadrats placed along a surfgrass bed transect .

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Metadata Reference Date(s) January 12, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) May 19, 2018 (Creation)
October 18, 2020 (Publication)
Frequency of Update As Needed

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

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Ocean Variables Invertebrate abundance and distribution
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Topic Category oceans
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2018-05-19
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