Griffin, J.; Joyce, M.; De Battisti, D.

Plant cover in a Floridian foredune following hurricane Irma in 2017: effect of experimental wrack removal

The dataset contains plant cover by species sampled on three occasions using a grid of 0.5 x 0.5m quadrats within experimental field plots. The percentage cover of each species was estimated visually within each of the nine, 0.5 x 0.5m quadrats in each plot. The total percentage cover was the sum of all individual species’ covers within a quadrat.

This study was conducted in the foredune area of Anastasia State Park, located south of St Augustine in Florida, USA between March 2018 to January 2019

Publication date: 2021-06-17

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Griffin, J.; Joyce, M.; De Battisti, D. (2021). Plant cover in a Floridian foredune following hurricane Irma in 2017: effect of experimental wrack removal. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/0c93703a-c185-4dd9-b8d7-8d3698535245

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2017-01-01    to    2017-12-31

Provenance & quality

In March 2018, five experimental blocks were established in the storm wrack zone within 1km. In each block, three 10 x 10m experimental plots were marked and randomly assigned to ‘control’ procedural control’ or ‘removal’. The control was left undisturbed, the procedural control was treated with wrack removal and replacement, and the removal was treated with wrack removal without replacement.

The response of the plant community was monitored immediately after the experiment was set-up (March 2018), and subsequently in August 2018, October 2018, and finally in January 2019.

Distributions of all variables screened for unusual values and cross checked against field notebooks.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. John Griffin
Swansea University
 j.n.griffin@swansea.ac.uk

Authors

Griffin, J.
Swansea University
Joyce, M.
De Battisti, D.
University of Pisa

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
Swansea University
 j.n.griffin@swansea.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment , Biota
Keywords
Florida,  Hurricane Irma,  Plant cover,  Wrack removal
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/R016593/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator
Last updated
18 May 2022 12:28