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Mangrove Forest Growth from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from January 1995 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Robert Twilley, Victor Rivera-Monroy, Edward Castaneda
Time period: 1995-01-13 to 2017-05-29
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1113.4
Dataset id: LT_PP_Rivera_002

How to cite:
Twilley, R., V. Rivera-Monroy, E. Castaneda. 2019. Mangrove Forest Growth from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from January 1995 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/7ec8a89997863f2864b98e62b6535bde. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Robert Twilley 
    • Position: LTER Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Louisiana Sea Grant Program
    • Address: 239 Sea Grant Building
      Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
    • Phone: (225) 578-6445
    • Fax: (225) 578-6331
    • Email: rtwilley@lsu.edu
    • URL: http://www.gulfbase.org/

    • Name: Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy 
    • Position: LTER Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute
    • Address: Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
      Louisiana State University
      3209 Energy, Coast, and Environment Building
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
    • Phone: (225) 578-2773
    • Fax: (225) 578-6423
    • Email: vhrivera@lsu.edu
    • URL: http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/

    • Name: Dr. Edward Castaneda 
    • Position: LTER Research Associate
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Southeast Environmental Research Center
      Florida International University
      11200 SW 8th Street, OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: (305) 348-1576
    • Fax: (305) 348-4096
    • Email: edward.castaneda@fiu.edu
    • URL: https://sercweb.fiu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    All mangrove trees having a diameter at breast high (DBH) greater than 2.5 cm were tagged in two 20 x 20 m plot in stations SRS4-6 and TS/Ph-8. Measurements in PLot Num1 began in 1995; measurements in Plot Num 2 began in 2001. Plot Num1 in TS/Ph-8 was established in 2001. DBH has been measured in the period 1995-2004. Mangrove species include Rhizophora mangle, Laguncularia racemosa, Avicennia germinans, Conacarpus erectus.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes some of the FCE Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS4
    N: 25.410, S: 25.410, E: -80.964, W: -80.964

    FCE LTER Site SRS5
    N: 25.377, S: 25.377, E: -81.032, W: -81.032

    FCE LTER Site SRS6
    N: 25.365, S: 25.365, E: -81.078, W: -81.078

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph8
    N: 25.233, S: 25.233, E: -80.525, W: -80.525

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS4,SRS5,SRS6, TS/Ph8

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS4
    N: 25.410, S: 25.410, E: -80.964, W: -80.964
    FCE LTER Site SRS5
    N: 25.377, S: 25.377, E: -81.032, W: -81.032
    FCE LTER Site SRS6
    N: 25.365, S: 25.365, E: -81.078, W: -81.078
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph8
    N: 25.233, S: 25.233, E: -80.525, W: -80.525
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Mangrove Forest Growth from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of LTER site
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

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

      Attribute Name:
      Tree_TagNumber
      Attribute Label:
      ID number
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Tree ID Tag
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Mangrove Tree ID Tag
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Species_Tree
      Attribute Label:
      species name
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Tree Species
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      A= Avicennia germinans
      C= Conacarpus erectus
      L= Laguncularia racemosa
      R= Rhizophora mangle
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Tree_DBH
      Attribute Label:
      mean diameter
      Attribute Definition:
      Mean Diameter of Mangrove Tree at Breast Height
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Tree_Height
      Attribute Label:
      height
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Tree Height
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: meter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    The annual net increase in biomass will be estimated at different time intervals for each individual tree/species. The sum of these differences will represent the wood production for each site. The general objectives of this study are to evaluate differences in above ground productivity along soil P concentrations, soil salinity gradients, and hydroperiod. Information will be analyzed using a repeated-measures ANOVA. Two plots of 20 x 20m in each sampling station (only one in TS/Ph-8)

    Method Step

    Description
    An aluminum nail was placed at breast height (1.5 m) along with an numbered aluminum tag in each tree. DBH is measured above and below the nail at each sampling time; the mean value from these measurements is used for growth calculations. Tree height is measured using a calibrated range finder, accuracy of height measurements is plus or minus 3.5 m due to canopy density)

    Instrumentation
    Standard DBH taperange finder

    Quality Control
    Descriptive statistics, normal distribution plots, standard validation checks for negative numbers, graphs to detect potential outliers
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_PP_Rivera_002.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2019-09-05

    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
    mangroves, primary production, wetlands, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, productivity, Shark River Slough, mangrove forest, growth, Rhizophora mangle, Laguncularia racemosa, Avicennia germinans, Conacarpus erectus, tree growth, Taylor Slough, trees, wetlands
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Victor Rivera-Monroy 
    • Position: LTER Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute
    • Address: Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
      Louisiana State University
      3209 Energy, Coast, and Environment Building
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
    • Phone: (225) 578-2773
    • Fax: (225) 578-6423
    • Email: vhrivera@lsu.edu
    • URL: http://www.oceanography.lsu.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:  Mangrove Forest Growth from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Entity Name:
    LT_PP_Rivera_002.txt
    Entity Description:
    Mangrove Forest Growth from the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida
    Object Name:
    LT_PP_Rivera_002.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    11397