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Soil Characteristics and Nutrient Data from the Shark River Slough, within Everglades National Park (FCE), from March 2003 to March 2004


At a Glance


Authors: Tiffany Troxler, Daniel Childers
Time period: 2003-03-01 to 2004-03-01
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1115.3
Dataset id: LT_SS_Grahl_002

How to cite:
Troxler, T., D. Childers. 2005. Soil Characteristics and Nutrient Data from the Shark River Slough, within Everglades National Park (FCE), from March 2003 to March 2004. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/b159b26b251d40494258f3d4430f4dfc. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Tiffany Troxler 
    • Position: Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-1453
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: troxlert@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://wetland.fiu.edu/

    • Name: Dr. Daniel Childers 
    • Position: Associate Director for Research| Professor
    • Organization: Global Institute of Sustainability| School of Sustainability
    • Address: Arizona State University
      PO Box 875402
      Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
    • Phone: 480-965-2320
    • Fax: 480-965-8087
    • Email: dan.childers@asu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    Three random soil cores are collected once a year from SRS1b, SRS2, and SRS3. The collection of these soil cores is in the dry season (Dec.-May). The top 10cm of soil is collected using a soil core. The soil is then analyzed to obtain its bulk density, organic matter content, TC, TN, and TP.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes Shark River Slough research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected in the Shark River Slough, within Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 25.758, S: 25.468, E: -80.726, W: -80.853

    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
    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
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Soil Characteristics and Nutrient Data from the Shark River Slough, within Everglades National Park (FCE)
      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:
      DryWeight
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Dry Weight
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      AshWeight
      Attribute Label:
      ash weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Ash Weight
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      BulkDensity
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Bulk Density
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramsPerCubicCentimeter
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      OrganicWeight
      Attribute Label:
      organic weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Organic weight
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LossOnIgnition
      Attribute Label:
      loss on Ignition
      Attribute Definition:
      Loss on Ignition
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      mgC/gsoil
      Attribute Label:
      total carbon
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Carbon
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGram
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      mgN/gsoil
      Attribute Label:
      total nitrogen
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Nitrogen
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGram
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      ugP/gsoil
      Attribute Label:
      total phosphorus
      Attribute Definition:
      Total phosphorus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgramsPerGram
      Precision: 0.001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.000 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Three random soil cores were collected from each site. Samples were stored in a freezer until analyzed. The top 10cm of soil were used for analysis. A subsample of 10cm3 of soil was weighed and then placed in an oven at 70oC until a constant weight was obtained. The dry weight of the soil was divided by 10 to obtain soil bulk density. Then this soil was burned in a furnace for 3 hours at 500oC to obtain the soil's ash weight. Another subsample of soil was dried for 72 hours and used for soil nutrient analysis. Between 4 and 7 mg of soil was weighed into tin cups, folded, and placed into the Carlo Erba elemental analyzer to obtain soil TN and TC. Another 17 to 21 mg of soil was weighed into empty 25 mL vials and analyzed for TP following Sharp and Solorzano (1980).

    Method Step

    Description
    Three random soil cores were collected from each site. Samples were stored in a freezer until analyzed. The top 10cm of soil were used for analysis. A subsample of 10cm3 of soil was weighed and then placed in an oven at 70oC until a constant weight was obtained. The dry weight of the soil was divided by 10 to obtain soil bulk density. Then this soil was burned in a furnace for 3 hours at 500oC to obtain the soil's ash weight. Another subsample of soil was dried for 72 hours and used for soil nutrient analysis. Between 4 and 7 mg of soil was weighed into tin cups, folded, and placed into the Carlo Erba elemental analyzer to obtain soil TN and TC. Another 17 to 21 mg of soil was weighed into empty 25 mL vials and analyzed for TP following Sharp and Solorzano (1980).

    Citation
    Sharp, L. , J. H. Solorzano. 1980. Determination of total dissolved phosphorus and particulate phosphorus in natural waters. Limnology and oceanography, 25: 754-758..

    Instrumentation
    soil cores oven furnacemicroscale Carlo-Erba elemental autoanalyzer Schimadzu spectrophotometer PC Microsoft Excel

    Quality Control
    Data that already meets Lab QA/QC is then evaluated by a Field Technician for patterns and trends, and finally by the PI for patterns and trends. When looking at patterns and trends, the Field Technician and/or PI looks for any values that "spike" or "valley" with an above/below quanity greater than double preceding and post values.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_SS_Grahl_002.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2005-02-14

    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, Shark River Slough, Bulk Density, Total Carbon, Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, Dry Weight, Ash Weight, Organic Weight, Soil Characteristics, Soil Nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, organisms, water
  • 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: Rafael Travieso 
    • Position: South Florida Wetland Ecosystems Lab Field Technican
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-7286
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: travieso@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~ecosyst/

    • 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:  Soil Characteristics and Nutrient Data from the Shark River Slough, within Everglades National Park (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    LT_SS_Grahl_002
    Entity Description:
    Soil Characteristics and Nutrient Data from the Shark River Slough, within Everglades National Park (FCE)
    Object Name:
    LT_SS_Grahl_002
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    18