Griffin, J.N.; Joyce, M.

Plant composition in coastal foredunes of Florida and Georgia undergoing recovery from hurricane Irma, 2017

This dataset presents plant percentage cover by species, average plant cover and species richness for sites along the foredune area of sites distributed between Cape Canaveral (Florida) and Tybee Island (Georgia), USA. Plant cover by species was sampled on three occasions using 0.5 x 0.5m quadrats distributed along 3 transects at up to 28 sites. Observations were conducted in February 2018, July 2018, and January 2019. The coastline was impacted by Hurricane Irma in October 2017 and the data were collected to look at plant composition in coastal foredunes undergoing recovery from the hurricane. The data were collected as part of NERC grant NE/R016593/1, Resilience of a coastal ecosystem following hurricane Irma.

Publication date: 2022-03-16

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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.N.; Joyce, M. (2022). Plant composition in coastal foredunes of Florida and Georgia undergoing recovery from hurricane Irma, 2017. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/100af68f-78e2-4b9d-86b9-5777a5ef38fa

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2018-02-01    to    2019-01-31

Provenance & quality

Field surveys were conducted in the foredune area of sites distributed between Cape Canaveral (Florida) and Tybee Island (Georgia), USA. The coastline was impacted by hurricane Irma in October 2017. At each site, transects perpendicular to the shoreline were positioned at ~50m intervals at locations subjectively judged to be representative of the site. At 1m intervals along each transect, from the crest of the foredune to the upper beach, the percentage cover of each plant species was estimated visually within a 0.5 x 0.5m quadrat. The total percentage cover was the sum of all individual species’ covers within a quadrat.

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

Griffin, J.N.
Swansea University
Joyce, M.

Other contacts

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

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Hurricane,  Recovery,  Resilience,  Storm,  Vegetation
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 12:21