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


At a Glance


Authors: Evelyn Gaiser
Time period: 2006-09-11 to 2008-09-17
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1108.4
Dataset id: LT_PP_Gaiser_001

How to cite:
Gaiser, E.. 2010. Macrophyte count 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/df0df1868e303a71e58ec7b29fcf8b29. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Abstract
    Three 1m2 throws are made within a few meters of each site center. Within each throw, all emergent macrophytes are counted (live and dead) and recorded. Submerged periphyton-associated aquatic vegetation are identified and recorded as a percentage of the total periphyton component. Macrophyte cover is recorded in percent cover, and average plant height is determined from three representative plants. Water depth is also recorded as an average of three depths.
  • 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

    FCE LTER Sites
    NESS1, NESS2, NESS4, NESS6, NESS7, NESS8, NESS9, NESS10, NESS11, NESS12, NESS13, NESS14, NESS15, NESS16, NESS17, NESS18, NESS19, NESS20, NESS21, NESS26, NESS27, NESS28, NESS29, NESS30, NESS31, NESS32, NESS33, NESS34, NESS35, NESS36

    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:   Macrophyte count data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park
      Attribute Name:
      Region
      Attribute Label:
      Region
      Attribute Definition:
      Project Descriptor
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Project Descriptor
      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:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      Sample Collection Date
      Attribute Definition:
      Date sample was collected
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Period
      Attribute Label:
      Period
      Attribute Definition:
      Period
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Period
      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:
      PLT_COV
      Attribute Label:
      Plant Cover
      Attribute Definition:
      Percent Plant Cover
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PLT_HT
      Attribute Label:
      Plant Height
      Attribute Definition:
      Plant height
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Plant height
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      DEPTH
      Attribute Label:
      Water depth
      Attribute Definition:
      Water depth
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Water depth
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      AESPRA
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Aeschynomene pratensis
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      BACMON
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Bacopa monneri
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      BUCAME
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Buchnera americana
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CENASI
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Centella asiatica
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CLAJAM
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Cladium jamaicense
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CRIAME
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Crinum americanum
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CYPSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Cyperus spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      ELESPP
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Eleocharis spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      ELEGEN
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Eleocharis geniculatus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      FLALIN
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Flaveria linearis
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      HYMLAT
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Hymenocallis latifolia
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      HYMPAL
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Hymenocallis palidosus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      IVAMIC
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Iva microcephala
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      JUSOVA
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Justicia ovata
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      JUSSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Justicia spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LEEHEX
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Leersia hexandra
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LEGUMI
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Leguminosae
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LEPFAS
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Leptochloa fasciculata
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LUDCUR
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Ludwigia curtisii
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LUDMIC
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Ludwigia microcarpa
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      MIKSCA
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Mikania scandens
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      MUHFIL
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Muhlenbergia filipes
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      NOPLAN
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      No plants
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      NYMAQU
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Nymphoides aquatica
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      NYMODO
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Nymphaea odorata
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      OXYFIL
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Oxypolis filiformis
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PANHEM
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Panicum hemitomon
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PANRIG
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Panicum rigidulum
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PANTEN
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Panicum tenerum
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PANVIR
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Panicum virginicum
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PASGEM
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Paspalidium geminatum
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PELVIR
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Peltandra virginica
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PHYNOD
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Phyla nodiflora
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PLUODO
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Pluchea odorata
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PLUROS
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Pluchea rosea
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      POLHYD
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Polygonum hydropiperoides
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PONCOR
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Pontederia cordata
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      POTILL
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Potamogeton illinoensis
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PROPAL
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Proserpinaca palustris
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      RHYCOR
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Rhynchospora corniculata
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      RHYDIV
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Rhynchospora divergens
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      RHYMIC
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Rhynchospora microcephala
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      RHYSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Rhynchospora spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SAGSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Sagittaria spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SALCAR
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Salix caroliniana
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SPABAK
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Spartina bakerii
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SPETER
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Spermacoce terminalis
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SYMDUM
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Symphyotrichum dumosum
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SYMSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Symphyotrichum spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SYMSUB
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Symphyotrichum subulatum
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      TYPSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Typha spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      UNIPLT
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Unidentified plant
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      UNIPLT1
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Unidentified plant 1
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      UNIPLT2
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Unidentified plant 2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      UNIPLT3
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Unidentified plant 3
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      BACCAR_PCT
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Bacopa caroliniana
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CASFIL_PCT
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Cassytha filiformis
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CHASPP_PCT
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Chara sp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      DICDIC_PCT
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Dichanthelium dichotomum
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      UTRSPP_PCT
      Attribute Label:
      Plant density
      Attribute Definition:
      Utricularia spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      VEG_COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Vegetation comment
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Vegetation comment
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Macrophytes were identified within each throw, and density and coverage was recorded. Submerged aquatic vegetation were identified and density recorded as a percentage of the total periphyton component.

    Method Step

    Description
    Macrophytes were identified within each throw, and density and coverage was recorded. Submerged aquatic vegetation were identified and density recorded as a percentage of the total periphyton component.

    Instrumentation
    Macrophyte heights were determined using a meter sticksubmerged aquatic vegetation composition in periphyton is determined using a graduated cylinder

    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
    https://fce-lter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_PP_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
    primary production, periphyton, consumers, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, productivity, water, Tamiami Trail, grand experiment, bridge, canal, macrophytes, fish, food web, nutrients, soils, Shark River Slough
  • 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:  Macrophyte count data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park

    Entity Name:
    LT_PP_Gaiser_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Macrophyte count data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park
    Object Name:
    LT_PP_Gaiser_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    390