Paterson, D.M.; Hope, J.A.; Wade, K.; Kenworthy, J.; Defew, E.C.; Weeks, R.J.; Wyness, A.

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) sediment stability by Cohesive Strength Meter (CSM) in salt marsh and mud flat habitats

The dataset comprises the surface stability of sediments as determined by a Cohesive Strength Meter (CSM). Between 3 and 5 replicate measurements were taken from each of the 22 designated experiment quadrats at each of the Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) sites. At each CBESS site, a salt marsh site and a mud flat site was examined and three locations were selected in Morecambe Bay, North West England and three locations in Essex, South East England. The Morecambe Bay samples were taken during the winter and summer of 2013. The Essex samples were taken during the winter, early spring and summer of 2013.

This data were collected as part of Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS): NE/J015644/1. The project was funded with support from the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme. BESS is a six-year programme (2011-2017) funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of the UK's Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) programme.

Publication date: 2015-12-31

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

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Paterson, D.M.; Hope, J.A.; Wade, K.; Kenworthy, J.; Defew, E.C.; Weeks, R.J.; Wyness, A. (2015). Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) sediment stability by Cohesive Strength Meter (CSM) in salt marsh and mud flat habitats. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/64d64b2c-5f80-4dd5-b778-41c048f96caf

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-01-01    to    2013-08-31

Provenance & quality

Each site consisted of a polygon of roughly 400 x 500 m to 1000 x 1000 m in size, dependent upon site length (parallel to shore) and width (perpendicular to shore). Twenty two 1 x 1 m quadrats were randomly placed within to each site polygon using R (R Development Core Team, 2014) to specify placement at four different spatial scales (A = 1 quadrat only, B = 3 quadrats at 1 m to 10 m apart, C = 6 quadrats at 10 m to 100 m apart, D = 12 quadrats at 100 m to 1000 m or site maximum). In each quadrat, the CSM was deployed and the erosion threshold of the sediment determined. 3- 5 replicates measurement stations were randomly placed within the quadrat, according to the quadrat-sampling plan.

Correspondence/contact details

Professor David Maxwell Paterson
University of St Andrews
Scottish Oceans Institute, East Sands
St Andrews
Fife
UK
d.paterson@st-andrews.ac.uk

Authors

Paterson, D.M.
University of St Andrews
Hope, J.A.
University of St Andrews
Wade, K.
University of St Andrews
Kenworthy, J.
University of St Andrews
Defew, E.C.
University of St Andrews
Weeks, R.J.
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Wyness, A.
The James Hutton Institute

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Oceans
INSPIRE Theme
Habitats and Biotopes
Keywords
BESS,  CBESS,  Cohesive Strength Meter,  critical erosion threshold,  Essex Morecambe Bay mudflat,  saltmarsh,  Sedimentology,  sediment stability