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Consumer Stocks: Physical Data from Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from February 1996 to April 2008


At a Glance


Authors: Joel Trexler
Time period: 1996-02-07 to 2008-04-10
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1063.3
Dataset id: LT_CD_Trexler_002

How to cite:
Trexler, J.. 2008. Consumer Stocks: Physical Data from Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from February 1996 to April 2008. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/bc7e38fe4b8f5f976f1adb9e6395a8f8. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Joel Trexler 
    • Position: Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-1966
    • Fax: 305-348-1986
    • Email: trexlerj@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~trexlerj/

  • Dataset Abstract
    We hypothesize that standing crops of consumers reflect patterns of allochthonous nutrient transport along the estuarine interface at the Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) LTER. Our goal is to investigate how variation in hydrology, water quality, and disturbance influence secondary production. This data set represents the physical data of the sampled plots.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough FCE research areas within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected in the Shark River Slough, within Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 25.691, S: 25.230, E: -80.615, W: -80.856

    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
    Shark Slough_Site 06A
    N: 25.637, S: 25.637, E: -80.734, W: -80.734
    Shark Slough_Site 06B
    N: 25.633, S: 25.633, E: -80.722, W: -80.722
    Shark Slough_Site 06C
    N: 25.636, S: 25.636, E: -80.748, W: -80.748
    Shark Slough_Site 07A
    N: 25.559, S: 25.559, E: -80.779, W: -80.779
    Shark Slough_Site 07B
    N: 25.554, S: 25.554, E: -80.783, W: -80.783
    Shark Slough_Site 07C
    N: 25.563, S: 25.563, E: -80.776, W: -80.776
    Shark Slough_Site 08A
    N: 25.486, S: 25.486, E: -80.834, W: -80.834
    Shark Slough_Site 08B
    N: 25.492, S: 25.492, E: -80.830, W: -80.830
    Shark Slough_Site 08C
    N: 25.493, S: 25.493, E: -80.830, W: -80.830
    Shark Slough_Site 23A
    N: 25.688, S: 25.688, E: -80.618, W: -80.618
    Shark Slough_Site 23B
    N: 25.678, S: 25.678, E: -80.615, W: -80.615
    Shark Slough_Site 23C
    N: 25.675, S: 25.675, E: -80.617, W: -80.617
    Shark Slough_Site 37A
    N: 25.469, S: 25.469, E: -80.850, W: -80.850
    Shark Slough_Site 37B
    N: 25.467, S: 25.467, E: -80.855, W: -80.855
    Shark Slough_Site 37C
    N: 25.470, S: 25.470, E: -80.856, W: -80.856
    Shark Slough_Site 50A
    N: 25.691, S: 25.691, E: -80.760, W: -80.760
    Shark Slough_Site 50B
    N: 25.686, S: 25.686, E: -80.757, W: -80.757
    Shark Slough_Site 50C
    N: 25.685, S: 25.685, E: -80.762, W: -80.762
    Taylor Slough_Site CPA
    N: 25.322, S: 25.322, E: -80.644, W: -80.644
    Taylor Slough_Site CPB
    N: 25.323, S: 25.323, E: -80.641, W: -80.641
    Taylor Slough_Site CPC
    N: 25.325, S: 25.325, E: -80.642, W: -80.642
    Taylor Slough_Site MDA
    N: 25.318, S: 25.318, E: -80.635, W: -80.635
    Taylor Slough_Site MDB
    N: 25.334, S: 25.334, E: -80.640, W: -80.640
    Taylor Slough_Site MDC
    N: 25.270, S: 25.270, E: -80.681, W: -80.681
    Taylor Slough_Site MDD
    N: 25.265, S: 25.265, E: -80.673, W: -80.673
    Taylor Slough_Site MDE
    N: 25.270, S: 25.270, E: -80.683, W: -80.683
    Taylor Slough_Site TSA
    N: 25.262, S: 25.262, E: -80.666, W: -80.666
    Taylor Slough_Site TSB
    N: 25.275, S: 25.275, E: -80.687, W: -80.687
    Taylor Slough_Site TSC
    N: 25.230, S: 25.230, E: -80.704, W: -80.704
    Taylor Slough_Site TSD
    N: 25.236, S: 25.236, E: -80.704, W: -80.704
    Taylor Slough_Site TSE
    N: 25.237, S: 25.237, E: -80.718, W: -80.718
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Consumer Stocks: Physical Data from Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida
      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Sample Collection Date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Area
      Attribute Label:
      location
      Attribute Definition:
      Sample Collection Area Descriptor
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Sample Collection Area Descriptor
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Collection Site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of Collection Site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      NumofThrowTraps
      Attribute Label:
      count
      Attribute Definition:
      Number of Throw Traps
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Avg%PlantCover
      Attribute Label:
      percent cover
      Attribute Definition:
      Average Percent Plant Cover
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      AvgPlantHeight
      Attribute Label:
      height
      Attribute Definition:
      Average Plant Height
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Avg%PeriphytonCover
      Attribute Label:
      percent cover
      Attribute Definition:
      Average Percent Periphyton Cover
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      AvgPeriphytonVolume
      Attribute Label:
      volume
      Attribute Definition:
      Average Periphyton Volume
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliliter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      AvgWaterDepth
      Attribute Label:
      depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Average Water Depth
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Comments
      Attribute Label:
      Data Notations
      Attribute Definition:
      Comments
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      HELCOP= Helicopter was used to access sites. Only five throws taken
      NODATA= No data were collected for this sample
      NODEPT= No depth data was recorded for the sample
      NOPTHT= No plant height was recorded for this sample
      NOPVOL= No Periphyton Volume was recorded for the sample
      NOPVPC= No periphyton volume or periphyton cover were recorded for the sample
      NPHPLC= No plant height or plant cover were recorded for the sample
      NPLTCV= No plant cover was recorded for the sample
      SITDRY= Site was visited but too dry to sample (depth <
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Contents of 1-m2 throwtraps at 6 FCE locations

    Method Step

    Description
    At each throwtrap, water depth and plant height were measured. Plant and periphyton cover of the throwtrap area were calculated, after which the periphyton volume was measured.

    Citation
    Jordan, Coyne, and Trexler, Frank, Sean, and Joel C. 1997. Sampling fishes in heavily vegetated habitats: the effects of habitat structure on sampling characteristics of the 1-m2 throw trap. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 126: 1012-1020.

    Instrumentation
    Standard laboratory balances micrometers graduated cylinders The throwtrap used to sample was 85cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 100cm (L) The perimeter of the trap was covered with 3/16 inch mesh.

    Quality Control
    All analyses completed with standards for precision and accuracy
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_CD_Trexler_002.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2008-10-06

    Intellectual Rights
    These data are classified as 'Type II' whereby original FCE LTER experimental data collected by individual FCE researchers to be released to restricted audiences according to terms specified by the owners of the data. Type II data are considered to be exceptional and should be rare in occurrence. The justification for exceptions must be well documented and approved by the lead PI and Site Data Manager. Some examples of Type II data restrictions may include: locations of rare or endangered species, data that are covered under prior licensing or copyright (e.g., SPOT satellite data), or covered by the Human Subjects Act, Student Dissertation data and those data related to the FCE LTER Program but not funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under LTER grants #DEB-9910514, and # DBI-0620409. Researchers that make use of Type II Data may be subject to additional restrictions to protect any applicable commercial or confidentiality interests. 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 #DEB-1237517, #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 Access Policy 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, consumer dynamics, fishes, plant cover, Taylor Slough, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, plants, consumers, periphyton cover, freshwater , estuarine, periphyton volume, water depth, periphyton
  • 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: Joel Trexler 
    • Position: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Department of Biological Sciences
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 167
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-1966
    • Fax: 305-348-1986
    • Email: trexlerj@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~trexlerj/

    • 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:  Consumer Stocks: Physical Data from Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida

    Entity Name:
    LT_CD_Trexler_002
    Entity Description:
    Consumer Stocks: Physical Data from Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida
    Object Name:
    LT_CD_Trexler_002
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    13300