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WAMSI 2 - Kimberley Node - 2.2.4 - Benthic primary productivity: production and herbivory of seagrasses, macroalgae and microalgae - Non-CSIRO

Australian Ocean Data Network
UWA Oceans Institute (OI), The University of Western Australia (UWA)
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Our study was focused on the islands and coastline of the Bardi Jawi Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), encompassing Cygnet Bay, One Arm Point, Jalan (Tallon Island) and Iwany (Sunday Island). Five surveys were conducted between November 2013 to November 2015, with three surveys occurring just prior to the wet season (November 2013, October 2014 and October-November 2015) and two surveys just after the wet season (March 2014 and April 2015). This metadata specifically refers to bacteria production data from soft sediment and ECU derived data from Christin Sawstrom. The related CSIRO Marlin record is: http://www.marlin.csiro.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/search#!2f5065eb-0aa1-32ba-e053-08114f8c742d*Column headings - BIOLOG.csv* Sample ID = Identification tag for sample site on Sunday Island, Kimberley Carbon_Substrate = substrate on the BIOLOG ECOplate Well letter = reference to well row on the plate Well number = reference to well within the row OD595 = Optical density at 595nm read on plate reader Habitat = habitat where the sample was taken from*Column headings for Microbial_physiochem.csv* Sample ID = Identification tag for sample site on Sunday Island, Kimberley Habitat = habitat where the sample was taken from Characteristics = characteristics of the sample Date = sampling month and year Wet season = sample taken either pre or post wet season Salinity = salinity measured in PSU BP ug C/L/day = bacterial production measured with 3H-leucine and expressed as microgram carbon produced per L per day Bac abundance x109/L = bacterial abundance measured using epifluorescence microscopy and SYBR gold staining and expressed in number of bacteria x109 per L Bac biomass ug C/L (10fgC per cell assumed) = bacterial biomass, estimated from assuming an average bacterial cell carbon content of 10 femtogram and expressed as microgram carbon per L. BIOLOG richness = number of substrates with a positive response, i.e. utilization by bacteria. Total number of substrates per plate is 31. BIOLOG Shannon-Weaver diversity = Shannon-Weaver’s diversity indices (SDIs) were calculated as follows: SDI= −Σpi(lnpi) where pi is the ratio of normalized optical density at 595nm on each substrate to the sum of optical density at 595nm on all substrates. BIOLOG NUSE (Nitrogen Use Index) = proportion of utilized substrates containing both C and N relative to total substrate utilization on the BIOLOG plates. Gives indication of extent of microbial nitrogen usage. Total carbohydrates ug/g = Concentration of total carbohydrates in the sample expressed in microgram carbohydrates per gram sediment. DOC mg/L = dissolved organic carbon in the sample, expressed as mg per L, for sediment samples measured in porewater compartment. TDN mg/L = total dissolved nitrogen in the sample, expressed as mg per L, for sediment samples measured in porewater compartment. DOC:TDN = dissolved organic carbon to total dissolved nitrogen ratio. SUVA = Specific ultraviolet absorbance, calculated by dividing absorbance at 254nm by the dissolved organic carbon concentration. For sediment samples measured in porewater compartment. FI = Fluorescence index calculated as the ratio of emission intensity at 450 nm to that of 500 nm for a fixed excitation wavelength of 370 nm. For sediment samples measured in porewater compartment. % aromaticity = aromaticity of the sample, i.e. hydrophobic C content, calculated as follow: (0.05(absorbance280nm *1000)) + 6.74. For sediment samples measured in porewater compartment. Total chl a ug/L or ug/g = chlorophyll a in the sample expressed either as microgram per L or microgram per gram. Total phaeophytin ug/L or ug/g = phaeophytin in the sample expressed either as microgram per L or microgram per gram. > 5 um chl a ug/L = chlorophyll a in the fraction above 5 micron in size expressed as microgram per L. > 5 um phaeophytin ug/L = phaeophytin in the fraction above 5 micron in size expressed as microgram per L. NH4 umol/L = ammonia expressed as micromole per L. PO4 umol/L= phosphate expressed as micromole per L. Si umol/L = silicone expressed as micromole per L. %water (moisture content for sediment)= percentage water content in the sediment. TSS mg/L = total suspended solids expressed in milligram per L. 15N = 15N stable isotope content. 13C = 13C stable isotope content. 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This research addressed seagrass, macroalgal and microalgal abundance, biomass and productivity for the Sunday Island Group (in the Buccaneer Archipelago, Western Australia) and also assessed rates of herbivory on seagrass. The main aim was to understand the role of benthic primary producers in the macrotidal fringing reef and terraced lagoon environments which characterize the Sunday Island Group and are common throughout the Kimberley.

Our study was focused on the islands and coastline of the Bardi Jawi Indigenous Protected Area (IPA), encompassing Cygnet Bay, One Arm Point, Jalan (Tallon Island) and Iwany (Sunday Island). Five surveys were conducted between November 2013 to November 2015, with three surveys occurring just prior to the wet season (November 2013, October 2014 and October-November 2015) and two surveys just after the wet season (March 2014 and April 2015).

This metadata specifically refers to bacteria production data from soft sediment and ECU derived data from Christin Sawstrom.

The related CSIRO Marlin record is: http://www.marlin.csiro.au/geonetwork/srv/eng/search#!2f5065eb-0aa1-32ba-e053-08114f8c742d

Notes

Researchers have worked with Bardi Jawi Marine Rangers at One Arm Point

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*Column headings - BIOLOG.csv*

Sample ID = Identification tag for sample site on Sunday Island, Kimberley

Carbon_Substrate = substrate on the BIOLOG ECOplate

Well letter = reference to well row on the plate

Well number = reference to well within the row

OD595 = Optical density at 595nm read on plate reader

Habitat = habitat where the sample was taken from
*Column headings for Microbial_physiochem.csv*

Sample ID = Identification tag for sample site on Sunday Island, Kimberley

Habitat = habitat where the sample was taken from

Characteristics = characteristics of the sample

Date = sampling month and year

Wet season = sample taken either pre or post wet season

Salinity = salinity measured in PSU

BP ug C/L/day = bacterial production measured with 3H-leucine and expressed as microgram carbon produced per L per day

Bac abundance x109/L = bacterial abundance measured using epifluorescence microscopy and SYBR gold staining and expressed in number of bacteria x109 per L

Bac biomass ug C/L (10fgC per cell assumed) = bacterial biomass, estimated from assuming an average bacterial cell carbon content of 10 femtogram and expressed as microgram carbon per L.

BIOLOG richness = number of substrates with a positive response, i.e. utilization by bacteria. Total number of substrates per plate is 31.

BIOLOG Shannon-Weaver diversity = Shannon-Weaver’s diversity indices (SDIs) were calculated as follows:
SDI= −Σpi(lnpi)
where pi is the ratio of normalized optical density at 595nm on each substrate to the sum of optical density at 595nm on all substrates.
BIOLOG NUSE (Nitrogen Use Index) = proportion of utilized substrates containing both C and N relative to total substrate utilization on the BIOLOG plates. Gives indication of extent of microbial nitrogen usage.
Total carbohydrates ug/g = Concentration of total carbohydrates in the sample expressed in microgram carbohydrates per gram sediment.
DOC mg/L = dissolved organic carbon in the sample, expressed as mg per L, for sediment samples measured in porewater compartment.
TDN mg/L = total dissolved nitrogen in the sample, expressed as mg per L, for sediment samples measured in porewater compartment.
DOC:TDN = dissolved organic carbon to total dissolved nitrogen ratio.
SUVA = Specific ultraviolet absorbance, calculated by dividing absorbance at 254nm by the dissolved organic carbon concentration. For sediment samples measured in porewater compartment.
FI = Fluorescence index calculated as the ratio of emission intensity at 450 nm to that of 500 nm for a fixed excitation wavelength of 370 nm. For sediment samples measured in porewater compartment.
% aromaticity = aromaticity of the sample, i.e. hydrophobic C content, calculated as follow: (0.05(absorbance280nm *1000)) + 6.74. For sediment samples measured in porewater compartment.
Total chl a ug/L or ug/g = chlorophyll a in the sample expressed either as microgram per L or microgram per gram.
Total phaeophytin ug/L or ug/g = phaeophytin in the sample expressed either as microgram per L or microgram per gram.
> 5 um chl a ug/L = chlorophyll a in the fraction above 5 micron in size expressed as microgram per L.
> 5 um phaeophytin ug/L = phaeophytin in the fraction above 5 micron in size expressed as microgram per L.
NH4 umol/L = ammonia expressed as micromole per L.
PO4 umol/L= phosphate expressed as micromole per L.
Si umol/L = silicone expressed as micromole per L.
%water (moisture content for sediment)= percentage water content in the sediment.
TSS mg/L = total suspended solids expressed in milligram per L.
15N = 15N stable isotope content.
13C = 13C stable isotope content.
N mg = nitrogen content expressed in milligram
C mg = carbon content expressed in milligram
C:N = carbon to nitrogen ratio in sample.

Modified: 18 05 2017

Data time period: 11 2013 to 30 11 2015

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