Ecological Archives A020-049-A3

Sarah J. Teck, Benjamin S. Halpern, Carrie V. Kappel, Fiorenza Micheli, Kimberly A. Selkoe, Caitlin M. Crain, Rebecca Martone, Christine Shearer, Joe Arvai, Baruch Fischhoff, Grant Murray, Rabin Neslo, and Roger Cooke. 2010. Using expert judgment to estimate marine ecosystem vulnerability in the California Current. Ecological Applications 20:1402–1416

Appendix C. Respondents’ average years of experience ±SE per chosen ecosystem (Table C1) and per chosen subregion (Table C2). The sample size, N, represents the number of respondents reporting years of experience within that chosen subregion or ecosystem (note: some respondents applied surveys to more than one ecosystem or subregion).

TABLE C1. Respondents' average years of experience ±SE per chosen ecosystem.

 

average

N

±SE

kelp

17.5

19

2.7

rocky reef

11.1

14

2.6

seagrass

13.6

15

2.7

shallow soft

13.8

7

5.1

suspension reefs

8.0

1

--

beach

15.2

9

3.6

mud flats

12.6

11

2.8

rocky intertidal

17.9

22

2.2

salt marsh

8.0

14

1.8

soft shelf

13.7

11

3.1

soft slope

20.3

3

7.6

soft deep

24.5

4

4.9

hard shelf

12.8

5

6.7

hard slope

17.5

2

12.5

hard deep

5.0

1

--

canyons

16.8

2

10.8

seamounts

6.5

2

3.5

vents/seeps

--

--

--

surface waters

14.5

15

2.9

deep waters

26.0

2

6.0

 

TABLE C2. Respondents' average years of experience ±SE per chosen subregion.

 

average

N

±SE

Washington

15.7

41

1.7

Oregon

10.5

42

1.0

northern California

12.1

37

1.2

central California

15.3

56

1.4

southern California

15.8

59

1.4

Baja California

10.4

17

1.3


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