Dataset: Mean Plot-Level Responses
Deployment: Silliman_Gracilaria_experiments

Mean plot-level responses observed in an experiment where abundance of the seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla was manipulated to assess impact on multiple ecosystem functions
Principal Investigator: 
Brian Silliman (Duke University)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Aaron Ramus (University of North Carolina - Wilmington, UNC-Wilmington)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Shannon Rauch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
05 October 2017
Version Date: 

These data represent the time-averaged value of each variable measured monthly in each plot over the course of a 10 month experiment carried out on intertidal mud and sandflats located within the Zeke’s Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (33.95 N, 77.94 W), North Carolina, USA.

The data and experiments are further described in:
Ramus AP, Silliman BR, Thomsen MS, Long ZT (2017) An invasive foundation species enhances multifunctionality in a coastal ecosystem. PNAS 114(32):8580-8585. doi:10.1073/pnas.1700353114

Data are also available in GitHub:

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