Parameter: percent coverage

Short Description: 
percent coverage
Short Name: 
cover_pcent
Official Name: 
cover_pcent
Units: 
percent
Units External Identifier: 
Graphable: 
Yes
No Data Value: 
nd
Maximum Value: 
0
Minimum Value: 
100
Description

Percent cover is a method of determining relative abundance of a plant or sessile animal based on the amount of space they occupy within a plot of substrate. In this method, rather than counting the number of individuals, each species is assigned a percent cover based on a visual estimate of how much of the sample plot they occupy.