Carbon turnover rates and community biomass of three shallow rocky reef habitats in the southeastern Mediterranean, supplement to: Peleg, Ohad; Guy-Haim, Tamar; Yeruham, Erez; Silverman, Jacob; Rilov, Gil (accepted): Tropicalisation may invert trophic state and carbon budget of shallow temperate rocky reefs. Journal of Ecology


The southeastern Mediterranean reefs may be classified into three habitat types: (1) 'algal forests', dominated by the native canopy forming Cystoseira rayssiae; (2) 'turf', low lying short algae; and (3) 'tropical shrubs', dominated by the tropical alien Galaxaura rugosa that forms algal shrubs. During May 2016 we conducted in-situ benthic incubations over six 0.125 m2 plots of reef per each habitat type, to measure primary production, respiration, calcification and CaCO3- dissolution. For that, dissolved organic carbon (DIC), total alkalinity (TA) and dissolved oxygen (DO) were measured. We collected the community from the incubation plots and analysed biomass (wet weight, WW; dry weight, DW; and ash-free dry weight, AFDW) for the various taxa.

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Creator Peleg, Ohad; Guy-Haim, Tamar; Yeruham, Erez; Silverman, Jacob; Rilov, Gil
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2019
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 3 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (34.954W, 32.818S, 34.956E, 32.826N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2016-05-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2016-05-31T00:00:00Z