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There is a lack of consensus on how to monitor (measure) plant cover in tidal marshes. Multiple methods exist to estimate plant cover, which can confound interpretation when making comparisons across methods. Here, we provide a novel and more accurate approach, building off of traditional data transformations designed to integrate the two most common methods: Point Intercept and Ocular Cover.
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National Estuarine Research Reserve System's Science Collaborative
Peter, C., B. Fischella, K. Raposa, M. Terryll, J. Allen, J. Mora, J. Goldstein, C. Feurt, L. Crane, D. Burdick. 2020. A Guide to Integrate Plant Cover Data From Two Different Methods: Point Intercept and Ocular Cover. NERRs Science Collaborative, NOAA, 4pp.