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Pond Cypress C-111 Basin, Everglades (FCE), South Florida Dendroisotope Data from 1970 to 2000


At a Glance


Authors: William Anderson
Time period: 1970-01-01 to 2000-12-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1061.2
Dataset id: LT_CD_Anderson_001

How to cite:
Anderson, W.. 2012. Pond Cypress C-111 Basin, Everglades (FCE), South Florida Dendroisotope Data from 1970 to 2000. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/9e929b1d4c7ab02e3afd12652391f3a3. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. William Anderson 
    • Position: Associate Professor
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: FIU-BBC, Marine Sciences
      Miami, FL 33181 USA
    • Phone: 305-919-2693
    • Fax: 305-919-4030
    • Email: andersow@fiu.edu
    • URL: www.fiu.edu/~andersow

  • Dataset Abstract
    δ13C values were determined from cypress tree rings from two different study areas in South Florida. One site is located in the Southeastern Everglades Marsh, where pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens) was sampled from tree islands (annual tree rings from 1970 to 2000). Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) trees were sampled at the other site, located along the Loxahatchee River in a coastal wetland (decadal tree rings from 1830 to 1990). The isotopic time series from both sites display different, location-specific information. The pond cypress isotopic time series has a positive correlation with the total amount of annual precipitation, while the bald cypress data from the Loxahatchee River study area had two different records dependent on the level of saltwater stress. In general, for terrestrial trees growing in a temperate environment, water stress causes an increase in water-use efficiency (WUE) resulting in a relative 13C enrichment. Yet, trees growing in wetland settings in some cases do not respond in the same manner. We propose a conceptual model based on changes in carbon assimilation and isotopic fractionation as controlled by differences in stomatal resistance (water stress) and mesophyll resistance (biochemical and nutrient related) to explain the isotopic records from both sites. With further work and a longer time series, our approach may be tested, and used to reconstruct change in hydroperiods further back in time, and potentially provide a baseline for wetland restoration.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the C-111 Basin within Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    C-111 Basin, Tree islands adjacent to the corner of the C-111 canal
    N: 25.318, S: 25.297, E: -80.507, W: -80.543

    Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Study Area: South Florida, Everglades National Park, and Florida Bay
    N: 25.761, S: 24.913, E: -80.490, W: -81.078

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    C-111 basin, Tree islands adjacent to the corner of the C-111 canal, Everglades, South Florida
    N: 25.318, S: 25.297, E: -80.507, W: -80.543
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Pond Cypress C-111 Basin, Everglades, South Florida Dendroisotope Data
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Collection Site
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of Collection Site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Year
      Attribute Label:
      nominal year
      Attribute Definition:
      Year of Sample Collection
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Year of Sample Collection
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      13CRAW
      Attribute Label:
      stable isotope
      Attribute Definition:
      Delta 13C stable isotope not corrected for the change in the delta 13C value of the atmosphere over the period of study
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: perMil
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      13CCORRD
      Attribute Label:
      stable isotope
      Attribute Definition:
      Delta 13C corrected for the change in the delta 13C value of the atmosphere over the period of study
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: perMil
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      RINGINDEX
      Attribute Label:
      index
      Attribute Definition:
      Relative Width Index
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Anderson et al. (2005)

    Method Step

    Description
    Anderson et al. (2005)

    Citation
    Anderson, W. T. , L. Sternberg, M. C. Pinzon, T. Gann-Troxler, D. L. Childers, M. Duever. 2005. Carbon isotope composition of cypress trees from South Florida and changing hydrologic conditions. Dendrochronologia, 23(1): 1-10.

    Instrumentation
    IRMS

    Quality Control
    Visual Inspection of Values
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_CD_Anderson_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2012-03-30

    Intellectual Rights
    These data are classified as 'Type I' whereby original FCE LTER experimental data collected by individual FCE researchers are available for scientific purposes 2 years after collection. Maximum lock period = 2 years. All publications based on this dataset must cite the data Contributor, the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program and that this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreements #DBI-0620409, and #DEB-9910514. Additionally, two copies of the manuscript must be submitted to the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program Office, LTER Program Manager, Florida International University, Southeast Environmental Research Center, OE 148, University Park, Miami, Florida 33199. For a complete description of the FCE LTER Data Distribution and Data User Agreement, please go to FCE Data Management Policy at http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/DataMgmt.pdf and LTER Network Data Access Policy at http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/core/data_user_agreement/distribution_policy.html.

  • Keywords
    FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Delta 13 C isotope, C-111 Basin, dendrochronological record, isotopes, pond cypress, freshwater, estuarine, trees, basins
  • Dataset Contact
    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: LTER Network Office
    • Address: UNM Biology Department, MSC03-2020
      1 University of New Mexico
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA
    • Phone: 505 277-2535
    • Fax: 505 277-2541
    • Email: tech-support@lternet.edu
    • URL: http://www.lternet.edu

    • Name: William Anderson 
    • Position: Working Group Lead
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: FIU - BBC, Marine Sciences
      North Miami, Florida 33181 USA
    • Phone: 305-919-2693
    • Fax: 305-919-4030
    • Email: andersow@fiu.edu

    • 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:  Pond Cypress C-111 Basin, Everglades, South Florida Dendroisotope Data

    Entity Name:
    LT_CD_Anderson_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Pond Cypress C-111 Basin, Everglades, South Florida Dendroisotope Data
    Object Name:
    LT_CD_Anderson_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    31