Mollusc population size distribution monitoring: Fall 2000 mid-marsh and creekbank infaunal and epifaunal mollusc size distributions based on collections from GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10
Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project
Bishop, Thomas Dale; University of Georgia
Bishop T. D. 2003. Mollusc population size distribution monitoring: Fall 2000 mid-marsh and creekbank infaunal and epifaunal mollusc size distributions based on collections from GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/1eaf05941e4761dac3781d98aae3b325. Dataset accessed 3/18/2018.
This data set is the Fall 2000 report of infaunal and epifaunal mollusc species' size distributions at the GCE-LTER marsh sites used for population monitoring. Infaunal and epifaunal molluscs were hand-collected from within quadrats of known area from mid-marsh and creekbank zones (n = 4 quadrats per zone) at all sites. The molluscs were returned to the lab, fixed in fomalin, transferred to and preserved in ethanol, measured and counted (count data is reported separately). Length of each measurable individual was determined using calipers or small etched rulers under a stereomicroscope. Species abundance and density data for these collections may be found in the GCE-LTER data set INV-GCEM-0305a1. Numbers of individuals of each species in the abundance data file may not correspond exactly to the numbers of individuals in the size data file because some individuals may not have been measureable.
All publications based on this data set must cite the contributor and Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER project, and two copies of the manuscript must be submitted to the GCE-LTER Information Management Office.
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