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Periphyton Productivity from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), from October 2001 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Evelyn Gaiser
Time period: 2001-10-30 to 2018-10-15
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1107.10
Dataset id: LT_PP_Gaiser_004

How to cite:
Gaiser, E.. 2020. Periphyton Productivity from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), from October 2001 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/7f39fae51cdbf902b73020bddeb8a3a0. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    Periphyton productivity was measured annually at FCE LTER sites in Florida Bay and Shark Slough using light and dark BOD bottle incubations. Data are presented in terms of mass oxygen and/or carbon produced/consumed per gram of periphyton and per m2 of marsh. This is part of continuous data collection to test the hypothesis that phosphorus and nitrogen limit productivity at the upstream and downstream ends, respectively, of the FCE transects. Conclusions await longer-term data collection.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the FCE Shark River and Taylor Slough research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS1b
    N: 25.758, S: 25.758, E: -80.726, W: -80.726

    FCE LTER Site SRS2
    N: 25.550, S: 25.550, E: -80.785, W: -80.785

    FCE LTER Site SRS3
    N: 25.468, S: 25.468, E: -80.853, W: -80.853

    FCE LTER Site SRS1c
    N: 25.75, S: 25.75, E: -80.57, W: -80.57

    FCE LTER Site SRS1d
    N: 25.75, S: 25.75, E: -80.65, W: -80.65

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph2
    N: 25.404, S: 25.404, E: -80.607, W: -80.607

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph3
    N: 25.252, S: 25.252, E: -80.663, W: -80.663

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph1b
    N: 25.439, S: 25.439, E: -80.590, W: -80.590

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS1b, SRS1c, SRS1d, SRS2, SRS3, TS/Ph2, TS/Ph3,TS/Ph1b

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS1b
    N: 25.758, S: 25.758, E: -80.726, W: -80.726
    FCE LTER Site SRS2
    N: 25.550, S: 25.550, E: -80.785, W: -80.785
    FCE LTER Site SRS3
    N: 25.468, S: 25.468, E: -80.853, W: -80.853
    FCE LTER Site SRS1c
    N: 25.75, S: 25.75, E: -80.57, W: -80.57
    FCE LTER Site SRS1d
    N: 25.75, S: 25.75, E: -80.65, W: -80.65
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph2
    N: 25.404, S: 25.404, E: -80.607, W: -80.607
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph3
    N: 25.252, S: 25.252, E: -80.663, W: -80.663
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph1b
    N: 25.439, S: 25.439, E: -80.590, W: -80.590
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Periphyton Productivity from the Shark River and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park
      Attribute Name:
      Transect
      Attribute Label:
      Transect
      Attribute Definition:
      Location along freshwater-saline gradient
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      SRS = Shark River Slough; TS
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      Site
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of LTER site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Substrate
      Attribute Label:
      substrate
      Attribute Definition:
      Substrate-Periphytometers
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      P= periphytometer; M
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Replicate
      Attribute Label:
      ID Number
      Attribute Definition:
      Replicate ID Number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Replicate ID Number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Net_Carbon_Production
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Periphyton Net carbon production
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGramPerHour
      Precision: 0.000001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Net_Respiration
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Periphyton Net carbon respiration
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGramPerHour
      Precision: 0.000001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000000 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      GrossProductionPerMass
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Periphyton Gross Production per Mass
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGramPerHour
      Precision: 0.000001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000000 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    A known volume of periphyton was collected from substrates (stems of emergent macrophytes, metaphyton, periphytometer slides, and/or benthos) and placed in light and dark BOD bottles. O2 was measured before and after 4 hours of incubation at ambient light. Production in BOD bottles is measured annually.

    Method Step

    Description
    A known volume of periphyton was collected from substrates (stems of emergent macrophytes, metaphyton, periphytometer slides, and/or benthos) and placed in light and dark BOD bottles. O2 was measured before and after 4 hours of incubation at ambient light. Light at the incubation depth was measured with a LiCor for the duration of incubations. Control bottles contained filtered in situ water. All bottles were brought back to the lab on ice and processed to calculate the mass of incubated mat.

    Citation
    Welschmeyer, N A 1994. Fluorometric analysis of chlorophyll a in the presence of chlorophyll b and pheopigments. Limnology and Oceanography, 39(8): 1985-1992.

    Instrumentation
    Light and dark BOD bottles LiCor light meter YSI oxygen meter

    Quality Control
    Data entered and rechecked.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fce-lter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_PP_Gaiser_004.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2019-12-16

    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, aquatic ecosystems, primary production, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, productivity, Taylor Slough, Shark River Slough, incubation, substrates, net carbon production, respiration, gross production per mass
  • 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:  Periphyton Productivity from the Shark River and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park

    Entity Name:
    LT_PP_Gaiser_004.txt
    Entity Description:
    Periphyton Productivity from the Shark River and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park
    Object Name:
    LT_PP_Gaiser_004.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    779