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  • SBC LTER: Reef: Feeding relationships for kelp forest species
  • Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
  • Byrnes, Jarrett Edward
  • Reed, Daniel C
  • Cardinale, Bradley Joseph
  • Cavanaugh, Kyle C
  • Holbrook, Sally J
  • Schmitt, Russell J
  • 2012-02-27
  • These data are an assembled food web for all species sampled in the SBC LTER annual kelp forest community surveys. Relationships are taken from literature review on diets and consumption habits of target species, plus searches of theses, grey literature, and student report databases at major west coast libraries. Only feeding observations from studies that showed direct consumption or provided strong evidence of a direct feeding relationship between two taxa were used. Our final food web was revised and verified after consultation with several experts in the field of kelp forest community ecology. See Methods section for complete information on cited literature and contributing experts. These data represent Table S1 for Appendix S1 for a published paper: Byrnes, J. E., D. C. Reed, B. J. Cardinale, K. C. Cavanaugh, S. J. Holbrook and R. J. Schmitt. 2011. Climate-driven increases in storm frequency simplify kelp forest food webs. Global Change Biology, 17: 2513รข24. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02409.x.
  • N: 34.531      S: 34.0      E: -119.255      W: -120.475
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  • doi:10.6073/pasta/0873e69e238051cb67f28f6025f53da3
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