Abundance data acquired in support of invasive species distribution studies at ten macroalgal ecology and taxonomic assessment sites in Hawaii during 2001 (NODC Accession 0000879)

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Abundance data represent estimates of percent cover of species type (coral or algal) in 10 randomly placed quadrats along two 50 meter transect lines of each site. Data are available for 10 sites from Oahu to the Island of Hawaii taken in 2001 in support of the Macroalgal Ecology and Taxonomic Assessment (TEAM) Project. The species for abundance estimates include 11 corals, 5 invertebrates, 33 algals, and 2 benthic types (turf or sand).

The role that marine algae play in a coral reef system is often overlooked because of lack of knowledge that they are the primary producers in the system. The coral reef ecosystem in Hawaii contains about ten times more algal species than coral species, some of them regulating space that permits coral recruitment.

The primary purpose of the TEAM research program is to provide taxonomic and ecological algal expertise for the Coral Reef Monitoring and Assessment Program (CRAMP). Our group also seeks to develop, implement and assess new methodologies for quantitatively surveying benthic algal communities in the Hawaiian Islands.
  • Cite as: Abbott, Isabella; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (2010). Abundance data acquired in support of invasive species distribution studies at ten macroalgal ecology and taxonomic assessment sites in Hawaii during 2001 (NODC Accession 0000879). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2001-01-26 to 2001-05-18
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 21.37
S: 19.27
E: -155.05
W: -158.14
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2010-12-17
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Dr. Isabella Abbott of the Botany Department at the University of Hawaii is the principal investigator for the project that collected these data.

These data were used in the following research journal article: Smith, Jennifer E., Cynthia L. Hunter, and Celia M. Smith, 2002, "Distribution and Reproductive Characteristics of Nonindigenous and Invasive Marine Algae in the Hawaiian Islands", Pacific Science (University of Hawaii Press), vol. 56, no. 3:299_315.
Purpose (0) To understand better the role that marine algae play in a coral reef systems of Hawaii. (1) To generate an algal species list for each transect line, site and island (2) Collect voucher specimens of all species encountered including alien species, rare species new records and/or new species (3) To classify benthic habitat based on algal community structure (4) To estimate abundance and percent cover of various algal functional forms and species on transect lines.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Abbott, Isabella; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (2010). Abundance data acquired in support of invasive species distribution studies at ten macroalgal ecology and taxonomic assessment sites in Hawaii during 2001 (NODC Accession 0000879). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS > CORAL REEFS
Originator Theme Keywords
  • algal species
  • benthic percent coverage of species
  • coral species
  • invasive species
  • invertebrate species
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
Originator Place Keywords
  • Hawaii
  • Honokowai
  • Island of Hawaii
  • Kaapuna
  • Kahe
  • Kamalo
  • Kamiloloa
  • Kawaiihae
  • Keaulanas
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Molokai
  • Nenue
  • North Pacific
  • Oahu, Hawaii
  • Palaau
  • Puhi
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
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Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Abbott, Isabella; University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (2010). Abundance data acquired in support of invasive species distribution studies at ten macroalgal ecology and taxonomic assessment sites in Hawaii during 2001 (NODC Accession 0000879). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2010-12-17T02:24:09 - NCEI Accession 0000879 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Instrument
  • visual observation
Platform
  • SWIMMER/DIVER
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