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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.1117.5
Dataset id: LT_SS_Rivera_001

How to cite:
Castaneda, E., V. Rivera-Monroy, R. Twilley. 2024. 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/76ea456794531417e341becda42d28c7. Dataset accessed 2024-05-24.

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
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
    • Phone: (225) 578-6422
    • 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
    • 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
    SRS4
    N: 25.40976421, S: 25.40976421, E: -80.96431016, W: -80.96431016

    SRS5
    N: 25.37702258, S: 25.37702258, E: -81.03234716, W: -81.03234716

    SRS6
    N: 25.36462994, S: 25.36462994, E: -81.07794623, W: -81.07794623

    TS/Ph6b
    N: 25.21609115, S: 25.21609115, E: -80.65101654, W: -80.65101654

    TS/Ph7b
    N: 25.19676203, S: 25.19676203, E: -80.64207766, W: -80.64207766

    TS/Ph8
    N: 25.23269749, S: 25.23269749, E: -80.52455665, W: -80.52455665

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS4,SRS5,SRS6,TS/Ph6b, TS/Ph7b, TS/Ph8

  • 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:
      text
      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:
      text
      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:
      text
      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:
      text
      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
    https://pasta.lternet.edu/package/data/eml/knb-lter-fce/1117/5/c6c876506180832bda10ae8a2a27e330
    Data Submission Date:  2002-08-16

    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
    inorganic nutrients, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Taylor Slough, Shark River Slough, soils, mangroves, wetlands, salinity, nutrients, biogeochemistry, water
  • 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.gulfbase.org/

    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
    • Address: Florida International University
      11200 SW 8th Street, OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Email: fcelter@fiu.edu
    • URL: https://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.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    1608