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Mangrove Soil Chemistry Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), from December 2000 to May 23, 2002


At a Glance


Authors: Edward Castaneda, Victor Rivera-Monroy, Robert Twilley
Time period: 2000-12-15 to 2002-05-23
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1117.4
Dataset id: LT_SS_Rivera_001

How to cite:
Castaneda, E., V. Rivera-Monroy, R. Twilley. 2005. Mangrove Soil Chemistry Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), from December 2000 to May 23, 2002. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/542c044a50f7081beb454d1314fddff2. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Edward Castaneda 
    • Position: LTER Postdoctoral Researcher
    • Address: Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
      Louisiana State University
      3201 Energy, Coast, and Environment Building
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
    • Phone: (225) 578-6422
    • Fax: (225) 578-6423
    • Email: ecasta1@tigers.lsu.edu
    • URL: http://www.oceanography.lsu.edu/

    • 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.gulfbase.org/

    • 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/

  • Dataset Abstract
    Physicochemical variables in soils from stations SRS-4-6 and TS/Ph6-8 were sampled in the period December 2000-May 2002. Salinity, temperature, pH, Redox, and sulfide concentrations were measured in 4 stations (sampling units) located in adjacent 10 x 10 m plots (in a 20 x 20 m block). Statistical analyses are in progress.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the FCE Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected in the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, within Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 25.410, S: 25.197, E: -80.525, W: -81.078

    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

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS4,SRS5,SRS6,TS/Ph6b, TS/Ph7b, 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/Ph6b
    N: 25.216, S: 25.216, E: -80.651, W: -80.651
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7b
    N: 25.197, S: 25.197, E: -80.642, W: -80.642
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph8
    N: 25.233, S: 25.233, E: -80.525, W: -80.525
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Mangrove Soil Chemistry Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park
      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:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Subplot_ID
      Attribute Label:
      ID number
      Attribute Definition:
      Subplot ID Number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Subplot ID Number
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

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

      Attribute Name:
      Replica
      Attribute Label:
      ID number
      Attribute Definition:
      Sample Replica ID
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Sample Replica ID
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Salinity
      Attribute Label:
      salinity
      Attribute Definition:
      Porewater Salinity
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: PSU
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Temperature
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Porewater Temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_pH
      Attribute Label:
      pH
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil pH
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Redox_Corrected
      Attribute Label:
      Eh
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Redox Corrected
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millivolt
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Sulfide
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Porewater Hydrogen Sulfide
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimolesPerLiter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    The properties of mangrove communities vary within an environmental setting on the location of mangroves along the salinity gradient of an estuary and with distance inland from shore along the intertidal zone. Intertidal soils can be quite heterogeneous because many edaphic characteristics depend on the depositional and erosional patterns and on the influence of plant communities, which add organic matter, cycle nutrients, and modify soil salinity and redox conditions. Inputs from terrestrial runoff generally are considered the major nutrient source that supports mangrove forest development. As a result patches and zones of forest composition result from complex gradients of hydroperiod and soil condition, such as nutrient limitation (e.g., nitrogen and phosphorous and abiotic stressors (salinity and sulfide). We are testing the general hypothesis that reduction in forest structure along the estuarine gradients are associated with soil variation in soil fertility and stressors along major sources of freshwater in Shark River and Taylor Slough.

    Method Step

    Description
    Pore water samples are colllected from stations at different depths using a plastic siphon and syringe (McKee et al 1988). One aliquot of pore water is assayed for salinity using a LavComp Instrument SCT analyzer and a pH using a HANNA H19025 pH meter. A second aliquot of sample is filtered to reduce error associated with suspended sediments; the first 10 ml of each sample is discarded to avoid oxidation. The next 5 ml of sample was immediately added to an equal volume of antioxidant buffer and brought to the labaoratory where it is analyzed for sulfide concentrations with a LAZAR Model IS-156 sulfide sensing electrode (McKee et al. 1988). McKee, K. LMendelsshon, I. A, Hester, M. W (1988). Reexamination of pore water sulfide concentrations and redox potentials near the aerial roots of Rhizophora mangle and Avicennia germinnans. American Journal of Botany 75: 1352-1359

    Instrumentation
    LavComp Instrument SCT analyzer HANNA H19025 pH meter

    Quality Control
    Dataset is inspected by PI for QA/QC; descriptive statistics, normal distribution plots, standard validation checks for negative numbers, graphs to detect potential outliers
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_SS_Rivera_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2002-08-16

    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 grant #DEB-9910514. 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, Taylor Slough, Shark River Slough, soils, mangroves, wetlands, salinity, nutrients, biogeochemistry, 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: 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.gulfbase.org/

    • 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 Soil Chemistry Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park

    Entity Name:
    LT_SS_Rivera_001
    Entity Description:
    Mangrove Soil Chemistry Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park
    Object Name:
    LT_SS_Rivera_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    1608