Intertidal species abundances facing a multiple stress/disturbance experiment in St. Lawrence Estuary (Sainte-Flavie, QC, Canada) 2012-2013


Abundances (percent cover, counts or biomass) of rocky mid-intertidal macro-species measured through a multi-factorial in situ experiment of 14 months in 2012-2013 in Sainte-Flavie, Québec, Canada (48°37'42.5″ N, 68°11'55.7″ W).Using 0.25-m² plots, we ran an in situ one-pulse experiment (removal of all materials to bare rock and then burning of the surface) followed by a full orthogonal factorial design of three press-type disturbances or stresses: grazer reduction, canopy removal, and nutrient enrichment. We evaluated percentage cover visually. Counts and biomass were obtained destructively at the end of the experiment.For further details, refer to our paper (

Supplement to: Cimon, Stéphanie; Cusson, Mathieu (2018): Impact of multiple disturbances and stress on the temporal trajectories and resilience of benthic intertidal communities. Ecosphere, 9(10), e02467

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Creator Cimon, Stéphanie ORCID logo; Cusson, Mathieu ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2019
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 3 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-68.199 LON, 48.628 LAT); Quebec, Canada
Temporal Coverage Begin 2012-07-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-08-21T00:00:00Z