Ecological Archives E096-270-A2

Max C. N. Castorani, Daniel C. Reed, Filipe Alberto, Tom W. Bell, Rachel D. Simons, Kyle C. Cavanaugh, David A. Siegel, and Peter T. Raimondi. 2015. Connectivity structures local population dynamics: a long-term empirical test in a large metapopulation system. Ecology 96:31413152.

Appendix B. Relationship between giant kelp canopy biomass and sorus area density.

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Fig. B1. Relationship between canopy biomass and the density of sorus area (spore-bearing tissue). Shading represents 95% confidence interval of linear regression. Sorus area density was measured at the San Clemente Artificial Reef in San Clemente, California, USA. Briefly, each spring from 2000 to 2004 at 7 artificial reef sites, divers quantified mean sorus area of adults (up to 30 individuals per site per year; detailed methods in Reed et al. 2006). Canopy biomass estimates were collected from the same locations and dates using Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper satellite imagery (calibrated by diver surveys; detailed methods in Cavanaugh et al. 2011).


Literature Cited

Cavanaugh, K. C., D. A. Siegel, D. C. Reed, and P. E. Dennison. 2011. Environmental controls of giant kelp biomass in the Santa Barbara Channel, California. Marine Ecology Progress Series 429:1–17.

Reed, D. C., S. C. Schroeter, and D. J. S. Huang. 2006b. An experimental investigation of the use of artificial reefs to mitigate the loss of giant kelp forest habitat: a case study of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s artificial reef project. Sea Grant Extension Program, UC Cooperative Extension, San Diego, California, USA.

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