Experiment on seagrass (Zostera marina) response to chronically elevated temperature: biomass


This study simulated a 9-months warming scenario on the common seagrass Zostera marina from winter into summer (December 2015 - August 2016) in the Western Baltic Sea (Kiel Fijord), using outdoor mesocosms. Two treatments were applied: Ambient temperature regime (Ambient) and Ambient + 3.6C (Heat) over the entire course of the experiment. Temperature regimes were compared to the 22-year temperature average in the area. This dataset shows final above and below ground biomass per shoot for each shoot measured. The organization of the data is hierarchical: Treatment (Heat, Ambient), Benthocosms number (6 benthocosms per treatment), Seagrass box number (4 boxes per benthocosm), shoot number (originally 6 shoots per box, some were lost throughout the experiment). Unit of biomass is g dry weight per shoot.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.937388
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.937394
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.937388
Creator Sawall, Yvonne ; Pansch, Christian ; Ito, Maysa
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 684 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (10.150 LON, 54.330 LAT)