Data Paper. Data Paper

<h2>File List</h2><blockquote> <p><a href="Recruitment_data_97-07.txt">Recruitment_data_97-07.txt</a> -- recruitment data from experimental plots on sheltered intertidal shores in the Gulf of Maine 1997–2007. ASCII text, tab delimited. No compression scheme was used.</p> </blockquote><h2>Description</h2><blockquote> <p>Experimental clearings in macroalgal (<em>Ascophyllum nodosum</em>) stands were made at 12 sites in 1996 to determine if mussel beds and macroalgal stands on sheltered intertidal shores of New England represent alternative community states. Sites were located on Swan’s Island, Maine, USA. At each site an uncleared control plot and four sizes of circular clearings, which mimicked ice scour events, were established. The purpose of this data set is to provide access to recruitment data collected in the experimental plots from 1997 to 2007.</p> <p><i>Key words: alternative stable states; barnacles; community ecology; Gulf of Maine; LTREB data; mussels; recruitment; rocky intertidal shores; seaweed.</i></p> </blockquote>