Landscape fine-scale complexity of seagrass, fish and macroinvertebrate communities within Artificial Seagrass Units (ASU) in Back Sound, NC from July to September 2018

dc.contributor.author Yarnall, Amy
dc.contributor.author Fodrie, F. Joel
dc.contributor.author Lopazanski, Cori
dc.contributor.author Poray, Abigail K.
dc.contributor.author Yeager, Lauren
dc.coverage.spatial North Carolina
dc.coverage.spatial westlimit: -76.603; southlimit: 34.701; eastlimit: -76.589; northlimit: 34.707
dc.coverage.temporal 20180703 - 20180903 (UTC)
dc.date.accessioned 2023-03-28T16:35:16Z
dc.date.available 2023-03-28T16:35:16Z
dc.date.created 2023-03-17
dc.date.issued 2023-03-28
dc.description Dataset: ASU Fragmentation – Landscape Fine-scale Complexity
dc.description.abstract To parse the ecological effects of habitat area and patchiness on faunal community structure and dynamics of estuarine nekton, we employed artificial seagrass unit (ASU) landscapes at a scale relevant to habitat fidelity of common fish and macroinvertebrates (days to weeks) in this temperate study system. We designed and deployed 25 unique, 234-meter squared (m2) landscapes, composed of a total of 2059 1-meter squared ASUs. These landscapes were designed along orthogonal axes of artificial seagrass area (i.e., percent cover of each landscape = 10-60 percent) and fragmentation per se (i.e., percolation probability; 0.1-0.59) to delineate their independent and interactive effects on seagrass fish and macroinvertebrate communities. We were also interested in the relative importance of landscape parameters versus fine-scale complexity metrics (i.e., artificial seagrass canopy height, epiphyte biomass) in influencing faunal density patterns within structured seagrass. Therefore, in July and September 2018, fine-scale habitat complexity metrics, including ASU canopy height and epiphyte biomass, were sampled along a transect from the edge to the center of the largest patch in each landscape. Fine-scale complexity samples were collected by Drs. F. Joel Fodrie and Amy H. Yarnall for the Estuarine Ecology Laboratory of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences. For a complete list of measurements, refer to the full dataset description in the supplemental file 'Dataset_description.pdf'. The most current version of this dataset is available at: https://www.bco-dmo.org/dataset/891652
dc.description.sponsorship NSF Division of Ocean Sciences (NSF OCE) OCE-1635950
dc.identifier.citation Yarnall, A., Fodrie, F. J., Lopazanski, C., Poray, A. K., & Yeager, L. (2023). Landscape fine-scale complexity of seagrass, fish and macroinvertebrate communities within Artificial Seagrass Units (ASU) in Back Sound, NC from July to September 2018 (Version 1) [Data Set]. Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). https://doi.org/10.26008/1912/bco-dmo.891652.1
dc.identifier.doi 10.26008/1912/bco-dmo.891652.1
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1912/65851
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office (BCO-DMO). Contact: bco-dmo-data@whoi.edu
dc.relation.uri http://lod.bco-dmo.org/id/dataset/891652
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.26008/1912/bco-dmo.891652.1
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject artificial seagrass units
dc.subject catch per unit effort
dc.subject contiguous versus patchy
dc.subject percolation probability
dc.subject structural complexity
dc.title Landscape fine-scale complexity of seagrass, fish and macroinvertebrate communities within Artificial Seagrass Units (ASU) in Back Sound, NC from July to September 2018
dc.type Dataset
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