Continuous water level observations within BEFmate experimental islands and saltmarsh enclosed plots at different elevation levels, Spiekeroog, Germany, 2017-04 to 2018-12


Data presented here were collected between April 2017 to December 2018 within the BEFmate project (Biodiversity - Ecosystem Functioning across marine and terrestrial ecosystems, ) of the Universities of Oldenburg and Göttingen and the Nationalpark Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer. Experimental islands and saltmarsh enclosed plots were created in the back barrier tidal flat and in the saltmarsh zone of the island of Spiekeroog.To measure groundwater level at different elevation levels pressure loggers were deployed in dip wells within the experimental islands as well as in the saltmarsh enclosed plots. Data was measured using Hobo U20L Water Level Loggers (Onset Computer Corporation, Bourne, MA/USA) as well as a DEFI-D Miniature Pressure Recorder (JFE Advantech Co., Ltd., Tokyo; DEFI-D). The Pressure loggers were pre-calibrated by the manufacturer. Recorded data were internal logged till readout afield with the Hobo Underwater Shuttle (U-DTW-1) and following with the HOBOware Pro (V3.7.4) software or rather with the DEFI Series software (V1.02). Processing was done using MATLAB (R2018a). For depth calculations pressure data were manually corrected by atmospheric pressure.Data handling was performed according to Zielinski et al. (2018): Post-processing of collected data was done using MATLAB (R2018a).

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Creator Meier, Daniela; Hillebrand, Helmut ; Kleyer, Michael; Zielinski, Oliver
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Publication Year 2020
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 379417748 FOR 2716: Spatial community ecology in highly dynamic landscapes: from island biogeography to metaecosystems; Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony Crossref Funder ID VWZN2930 Biodiversity – Ecosystem Functioning across marine and terrestrial ecosystems
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 121 datasets
Discipline Biogeography; Biospheric Sciences; Ecology; Geosciences; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (7.723W, 53.757S, 7.725E, 53.762N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-04-19T12:10:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2018-12-31T23:50:00Z