Data for manuscript: Water motion influences carbon-use strategies of kelp forest assemblages and defines responses of macroalgae to ocean acidification

  • Rebecca James (Creator)
  • Christopher D. Hepburn (Creator)
  • Daniel Pritchard (Creator)
  • Derek K. Richards (Creator)
  • Catriona L. Hurd (Creator)



A field dataset detailing the abundance and carbon use strategies (obtained with C13 isotopes) of marine macroalgae within 3 wave-exposed and 4 wave-sheltered coastal kelp forests in Otago, New Zealand, along with site information such as temperature, light, nutrients of each site.
Additionally, a dataset of the results from a laboratory experiment measuring the photosynthetic response of Xiphophora gladiata and Hymenena palmata to increasing DIC concentrations and under high or low water motion and high (8.1) or low (7.6) pH.
Date made available16 Nov 2021
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Temporal coverageApr 2011 - May 2011
Date of data productionApr 2011 - May 2011
Geographical coverage7 sites across North East Otago, New Zealand
Geospatial point-45.758, 170.694 Show on map


  • C13 isotopes
  • carbon concentrating mechanism
  • Macrocystis pyrifera kelp
  • DIC uptake
  • coastal ecology

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