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Biogeochemical data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER) from September 2006 to September 2008


At a Glance


Authors: Evelyn Gaiser, Leonard Scinto
Time period: 2006-09-11 to 2008-09-18
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1060.8
Dataset id: LT_BC_Gaiser_001

How to cite:
Gaiser, E., L. Scinto. 2009. Biogeochemical data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER) from September 2006 to September 2008. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/b07ae4ab29f525b7a9924382904e581b. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    Each site's physical characteristics (pH, water depth and temperature) were measured in the field and recorded. Two water samples (filtered and unfiltered) were collected from each throw, along with a floc sample (if present). All samples were taken back to the lab for analysis (e.g. water content, % organic matter, bulk density, and TP/TN/TC).
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes research sites within Northeast Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park

    Bounding Coordinates
    Northeast Shark River Slough
    N: 25.761, S: 25.545, E: -80.500, W: -80.670

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    NESS1
    N: 25.764, S: 25.764, E: -80.499, W: -80.499
    NESS2
    N: 25.748, S: 25.748, E: -80.502, W: -80.502
    NESS4
    N: 25.755, S: 25.755, E: -80.517, W: -80.517
    NESS6
    N: 25.758, S: 25.758, E: -80.534, W: -80.534
    NESS7
    N: 25.755, S: 25.755, E: -80.574, W: -80.574
    NESS8
    N: 25.752, S: 25.752, E: -80.591, W: -80.591
    NESS9
    N: 25.755, S: 25.755, E: -80.614, W: -80.614
    NESS10
    N: 25.753, S: 25.753, E: -80.635, W: -80.635
    NESS11
    N: 25.692, S: 25.692, E: -80.635, W: -80.635
    NESS12
    N: 25.707, S: 25.707, E: -80.606, W: -80.606
    NESS13
    N: 25.690, S: 25.690, E: -80.546, W: -80.546
    NESS14
    N: 25.703, S: 25.703, E: -80.513, W: -80.513
    NESS15
    N: 25.703, S: 25.703, E: -80.501, W: -80.501
    NESS16
    N: 25.676, S: 25.676, E: -80.518, W: -80.518
    NESS17
    N: 25.732, S: 25.732, E: -80.499, W: -80.499
    NESS18
    N: 25.726, S: 25.726, E: -80.529, W: -80.529
    NESS19
    N: 25.719, S: 25.719, E: -80.558, W: -80.558
    NESS20
    N: 25.669, S: 25.669, E: -80.618, W: -80.618
    NESS21
    N: 25.632, S: 25.632, E: -80.651, W: -80.651
    NESS26
    N: 25.674, S: 25.674, E: -80.669, W: -80.669
    NESS27
    N: 25.735, S: 25.735, E: -80.672, W: -80.672
    NESS28
    N: 25.746, S: 25.746, E: -80.653, W: -80.653
    NESS29
    N: 25.722, S: 25.722, E: -80.600, W: -80.600
    NESS30
    N: 25.664, S: 25.664, E: -80.540, W: -80.540
    NESS31
    N: 25.642, S: 25.642, E: -80.577, W: -80.577
    NESS32
    N: 25.624, S: 25.624, E: -80.578, W: -80.578
    NESS33
    N: 25.609, S: 25.609, E: -80.550, W: -80.550
    NESS34
    N: 25.578, S: 25.578, E: -80.576, W: -80.576
    NESS35
    N: 25.552, S: 25.552, E: -80.600, W: -80.600
    NESS36
    N: 25.577, S: 25.577, E: -80.662, W: -80.662
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Biogeochemical data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      Region
      Attribute Definition:
      Project Descriptor
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      NESS= Northeast Shark River Slough
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Site_ID
      Attribute Label:
      Site_ID
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection Site ID Number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Collection Site ID Number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Replicate
      Attribute Label:
      Replicate
      Attribute Definition:
      Replicate ID Number (3 replicates taken per site)
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Replicate ID Number (3 replicates taken per site)
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SampleType
      Attribute Label:
      SampleType
      Attribute Definition:
      Type of sample collected
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      SW = surface water, BP
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SDI
      Attribute Label:
      Incremental Soil Depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Incremental soil depth from surface for given sample
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Incremental soil depth from surface for given sample
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SAMID
      Attribute Label:
      Sample ID
      Attribute Definition:
      Concatination of sample descriptors to produce sample ID
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Concatination of sample descriptors to produce sample ID
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      Sample Collection Date
      Attribute Definition:
      Date sample was collected
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      TIME
      Attribute Label:
      Time
      Attribute Definition:
      Time collected
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Water_Depth
      Attribute Label:
      Depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Water depth as measured in field with meter stick
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Water depth as measured in field with meter stick
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Water_Temperature
      Attribute Label:
      Temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Water temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Water temperature
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      WPH
      Attribute Label:
      pH
      Attribute Definition:
      Water pH as measured in the field
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      WPH_Notes
      Attribute Label:
      Notation
      Attribute Definition:
      Notes regarding pH value
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Notes regarding pH value
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CDEP
      Attribute Label:
      Depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Average soil core depth
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: .1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SPH
      Attribute Label:
      pH
      Attribute Definition:
      pH as measured in 1:1 soil slurry
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SH2O
      Attribute Label:
      percent
      Attribute Definition:
      Water content as percentage of wet weight soil
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      ASH
      Attribute Label:
      percent
      Attribute Definition:
      Percent Ash in dry samples after ashing at 550 C
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      OM
      Attribute Label:
      percent
      Attribute Definition:
      Percent organic matter (OM) as difference between dry weight - Ash
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      FBD
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Field bulk density
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramsPerCubicCentimeter
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      FBGTPs
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Total P in soils as ug TP/ g dw solid analyzed by Freshwater Biogeochemistry Laboratory
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgramsPerGram
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      TP
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Total P in soils on an area basis. Uses core depth, FBD, and FBGTPs to calculate
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramsPerSquareMeter
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      TC
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Carbon in soil/floc sample as determined by SERC lab - conducted on 1/3 samples.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGram
      Precision: .1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      TN
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Nitrogen in soil/floc sample as determined by SERC lab - conducted on 1/3 samples.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGram
      Precision: .1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SRECTPs
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Total P in soils as ug TP/ g dw solid analyzed by Southeast Environmental Research Center
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgramsPerGram
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      FBGTPw
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface water Total P as ug/L analyzed by Freshwater Biogeochemistry Group
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgramsPerLiter
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SRECTPw
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface water Total P as ug/L analyzed by Southeast Environmental Research Center
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgramsPerLiter
      Precision: .01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Water pH and temperature was recorded using Accumet AD85 meter. Water depth was recorded at three spots using meter stick and averaged. Soil sample was collected adjacent to sampling area using a 5.3cm diameter plastic coring tube; soil depth was taken using ruler. Floc was collected at the 1m squared sampling area using a 5.3cm plastic coring tube; water was drained off and periphyton was removed from the top of the core before the floc was deposited into a plastic whirlpac.

    Method Step

    Description
    Water pH, depth and temperature were recorded for each throw, and water samples (both filtered and unfiltered) and floc samples were collected and analysed in the lab for % organic matter content, bulk density, and TP/TN/TC.

    Citation
    ASTM, ASTM 2009. Annual Book of ASTM Standards. 1, American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohochen, PA, 1766 pp.

    Instrumentation
    Plastic coring tubes (5.3cm diameter) for collecting floc, syringes with GF/F filters for collecting filtered water Accumet AD85 ph/conductivity/TDS/degrees C/degrees F meter for recording pH

    Method Step

    Description
    Water pH and temperature were collected in the field, and both filtered and unfiltered water samples were run for TP, TN and TC.

    Citation
    Nelson, D. W. , L. E. Sommers. 1996. Methods of soil analysis: Part 2. Chemical and microbiological properties: Total carbon, organic carbon, and organic matter. 2, Amer. Soc. Agron, Madison, WI, 49 pp.

    Instrumentation
    Plastic coring tubes (5.3cm diameter) for collecting floc, syringes with GF/F filters for collecting filtered water Accumet AD85 ph/conductivity/TDS/degrees C/degrees F meter for recording pH

    Method Step

    Description
    Water pH and temperature were collected in the field, and both filtered and unfiltered water samples were run for TP, TN and TC.

    Citation
    Solorzano, L. , J. H. Sharp. 1980. Determination of total dissolved phosphorus and particulated phosphorus in natural waters. Limnol. Oceanogr., 25(4): 754-758.

    Instrumentation
    Plastic coring tubes (5.3cm diameter) for collecting floc, syringes with GF/F filters for collecting filtered water Accumet AD85 ph/conductivity/TDS/degrees C/degrees F meter for recording pH

    Method Step

    Description
    Water pH and temperature were collected in the field, and both filtered and unfiltered water samples were run for TP, TN and TC.

    Citation
    Sparks, D. L. 1996. Methods of Soil Analysis No. 5 Part 3, Chemical Methods. 2, Amer. Soc. Agron, Madison, WI, 1264 pp.

    Instrumentation
    Plastic coring tubes (5.3cm diameter) for collecting floc, syringes with GF/F filters for collecting filtered water Accumet AD85 ph/conductivity/TDS/degrees C/degrees F meter for recording pH

    Method Step

    Description
    Water pH and temperature were collected in the field, and both filtered and unfiltered water samples were run for TP, TN and TC.

    Citation
    U. S. EPA, U. S. EPA 1983. Methods for Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes. Report number 600479020, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., 491 pp.

    Instrumentation
    Plastic coring tubes (5.3cm diameter) for collecting floc, syringes with GF/F filters for collecting filtered water Accumet AD85 ph/conductivity/TDS/degrees C/degrees F meter for recording pH

    Quality Control
    Field data are written in pencil on waterproof paper and photocopied upon return to the laboratory. They are then entered into the appropriate digital format. These data are reviewed in hard copy and digital format by the lab manager. Laboratory data are written in pencil on waterproof paper, photocopied prior to computer entry and then entered digitally in duplicate and cross-referenced to hard copy notes. Data outliers, determined by comparison to long-term variance in that parameter, are highlighted in resulting spreadsheets for examination by the principal investigator, who may discard the values.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fce-lter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_BC_Gaiser_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2009-09-21

    Intellectual Rights
    This information is released under the Creative Commons license - Attribution - CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The consumer of these data ("Data User" herein) is required to cite it appropriately in any publication that results from its use. The Data User should realize that these data may be actively used by others for ongoing research and that coordination may be necessary to prevent duplicate publication. The Data User is urged to contact the authors of these data if any questions about methodology or results occur. Where appropriate, the Data User is encouraged to consider collaboration or co-authorship with the authors. The Data User should realize that misinterpretation of data may occur if used out of context of the original study. While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and associated documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is." The Data User should be aware, however, that data are updated periodically and it is the responsibility of the Data User to check for new versions of the data. The data authors and the repository where these data were obtained shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of the data. Thank you.

  • Keywords
    periphyton, consumers, organic matter, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Tamiami Trail, grand experiment, bridge, canal, macrophytes, fish, food web, nutrients, soil, Shark River Slough, ph, TP, TN, TC, biogeochemistry, water temperature
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Evelyn Gaiser 
    • Position: Primary Investigator
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6145
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: gaisere@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://serc.fiu.edu/periphyton/

    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6054
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: fcelter@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://fcelter.fiu.edu

  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Biogeochemical data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park

    Entity Name:
    LT_BC_Gaiser_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Biogeochemical data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park
    Object Name:
    LT_BC_Gaiser_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    779