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Florida Bay Productivity Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from September 2000 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: James Fourqurean
Time period: 2000-09-22 to 2019-01-29
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1130.6
Dataset id: LT_PP_Fourqurean_004

How to cite:
Fourqurean, J.. 2019. Florida Bay Productivity Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from September 2000 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/ff606f863b711d4d9ce5d279f2fa3b56. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. James Fourqurean 
    • Position: Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-4084
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: fourqure@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~seagrass/

  • Dataset Abstract
    Productivity data collected during visits to TS/Ph 7a, TS/Ph8, TS/Ph9, TS/Ph10 and TS/Ph11. Graphic representation of seagrass status and trends monitoring data and other related information can be located at http://serc.fiu.edu/seagrass/!CDreport/DataHome.htm
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the FCE Florida Bay research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7a
    N: 25.191, S: 25.191, E: -80.639, W: -80.639

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

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph9
    N: 25.177, S: 25.177, E: -80.490, W: -80.490

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph10
    N: 25.025, S: 25.025, E: -80.681, W: -80.681

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph11
    N: 24.913, S: 24.913, E: -80.938, W: -80.938

    FCE LTER Sites
    TS/Ph7a, TS/Ph8, TS/Ph9, TS/Ph10, TS/Ph11

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7a
    N: 25.191, S: 25.191, E: -80.639, W: -80.639
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph8
    N: 25.233, S: 25.233, E: -80.525, W: -80.525
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph9
    N: 25.177, S: 25.177, E: -80.490, W: -80.490
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph10
    N: 25.025, S: 25.025, E: -80.681, W: -80.681
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph11
    N: 24.913, S: 24.913, E: -80.938, W: -80.938
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Florida Bay Productivity Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Collection Site
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of Collection Site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITEALIAS
      Attribute Label:
      alias
      Attribute Definition:
      Alias of Collection Site
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Alias of Collection Site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SiteSerialNum
      Attribute Label:
      ID number
      Attribute Definition:
      Site Serial Number ID
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Site Serial Number ID
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      DecimalYear
      Attribute Label:
      decimal year
      Attribute Definition:
      Decimal Year
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Decimal Year
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SSDensity
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Short Shoot Density
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: shortShootPerSquareMeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafMass
      Attribute Label:
      mass
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Leaf Mass
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerShortShoot
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      StandingCrop
      Attribute Label:
      mass
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Standing Crop
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramsPerSquareMeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SSProductivity
      Attribute Label:
      productivity
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Short Shoot Productivity
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerShortShootPerDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      MSProductivity
      Attribute Label:
      productivity
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Mass Specific Productivity
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGramPerDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      ARProductivity
      Attribute Label:
      productivity
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Areal Productivity
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramsPerMeterSquaredPerDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafNum
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Number of Thalassia testudinum Leaves Per Short Shoot
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: leafnumberPerShortShoot
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafLength
      Attribute Label:
      length
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Leaf Length
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafWidth
      Attribute Label:
      width
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Leaf Width
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafArea
      Attribute Label:
      area
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Leaf Area
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: squareCentimeters
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Laprss
      Attribute Label:
      area
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Leaf Area Production Per Short Shoot Per Day
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: squareCentimetersPerShortShootPerDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Lfarpm2
      Attribute Label:
      area
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Leaf Area Production Per Meter Square Per Day
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: squareCentimetersPerSquareMeterPerDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      PI
      Attribute Label:
      time
      Attribute Definition:
      Plastochrone Interval
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: calendarDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    The sites TS/Ph 7a. 8, 9, 10 and 11 were chosen as the main LTER sampling sites in Florida Bay, because they were sites where a lot of historical data were collected and they also are representative of the salinity gradient across Florida Bay. We are measuring productivity at these sites because of the importance of the makeup of the ecological communities at those sites.

    Method Step

    Description
    Primary productivity of Thalassia testudinum was measured on a quarterly basis at each permanent site using a modified leaf marking technique (see Zieman JC (1974) Methods for the study of the growth and production of turtle grass, Thalassia testudinum Konig. Aquaculture 4,pp. 139-143). Six 10 cm x 20 cm quadrats were haphazardly distributed within 10 m of a permanent steel rod that marked the site. Within each quadrat, all short shoots of the seagrass T. testudinum were marked near the base of the leaves by driving an 18-gauge hypodermic needle through all of the leaves on a short shoot. Care was taken not to disturb other plant and animal taxa in the quadrats. The marked short shoots were allowed to grow for 10 to 14 days; after which all above-ground seagrass material in the quadrats was harvested. The number of short shoots of each seagrass species was counted. Plant material was separated by seagrass species; and T. testudinum leaves were separated further into leaf newly produced and older leaf material. Newly produced leaf material consisted of unmarked leaves and the portions of marked leaves below the scar left by the hypodermic needle. All leaves of all species were counted, measured (length and width to nearest mm), cleaned of epiphytes by gentle scraping, and dried to constant mass at 70 degrees C.

    Citation
    Herbert, Darrell A , James W Fourqurean. 1905-07-01. Phosphorus Availability and Salinity Control Productivity and Demography of the Seagrass Thalassia testudinum in Florida Bay. Estuaries and Coasts, 32(1): 188 - 201.

    Instrumentation
    10 cm X 20 cm quadrats

    Quality Control
    Data is entered and then checked for entry errors. All data is checked against field logs for entry errors.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_PP_Fourqurean_004.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2017-12-13

    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
    wetlands, primary production, seagrass, freshwater, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, disturbances, Halodule wrightii, Syringodium filiforme, Thalassia testudinum, Shoalgrass, Manatee grass, Turtle grass, short shoots
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Jim Fourqurean 
    • Position: Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-4084
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: fourqure@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~seagrass/

    • 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:  Florida Bay Productivity Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida

    Entity Name:
    LT_PP_Fourqurean_004.txt
    Entity Description:
    Florida Bay Productivity Data, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida
    Object Name:
    LT_PP_Fourqurean_004.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    456