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Gastropod Biomass and Densities found at Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE) from March 2000 to April 2001


At a Glance


Authors: Thomas Frankovich
Time period: 2000-03-23 to 2001-04-19
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1152.2
Dataset id: ST_CD_Frankovich_001

How to cite:
Frankovich, T.. 2004. Gastropod Biomass and Densities found at Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE) from March 2000 to April 2001. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/e9498a3ecfd1d497c6b4c266901c9d4b. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    Grazing gastropod biomass and shell morphology were measured from 1 m2 plots within Thalassia seagrass meadow in Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes Rabbit Key Basin research site within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected at Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay, within Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 24.977, S: 24.977, E: -80.839, W: -80.839

    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
    Rabbit Key Basin
    N: 24.977, S: 24.977, E: -80.839, W: -80.839
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Gastropod Biomass and Densities found at Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of LTER site
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

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

      Attribute Name:
      Plot_Size
      Attribute Label:
      area
      Attribute Definition:
      Plot Area
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: squareMeter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Species
      Attribute Label:
      species name
      Attribute Definition:
      Gastropod Species Name
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Gastropod Species Name
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Shell_Height
      Attribute Label:
      height
      Attribute Definition:
      Gastropod Shell Height
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Shell_Width
      Attribute Label:
      width
      Attribute Definition:
      Gastropod Shell Width
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Wet_Weight
      Attribute Label:
      weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Wet Weight of Shell + Animal
      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:
      AFDW
      Attribute Label:
      weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Gastropod Ash Free Dry Weight
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligram
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    At approximate 2-month intervals grazing gastropods were censused by visual collection using SCUBA and a 1 m2 quadrat.

    Method Step

    Description
    Total epiphyte and epiphyte chlorophyll load and leaf nutrient analyses (Frankovich and Fourqurean, 1997)

    Citation
    Frankovich, T. A. , J. W. Fourqurean. 1997. Seagrass epiphyte loads along a nutrient availability gradient, Florida Bay, USA.. Mar Ecol Prog Ser. , 159: 37-50.

    Instrumentation
    None

    Quality Control
    Balances routinely calibrated.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=ST_CD_Frankovich_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2003-11-26

    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, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, gastropods, biomass, Thalassia seagrass meadow, seagrass, epiphyte grazers, shell morphometrics, ecosystems, processes, nutrients, freshwater
  • 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: Thomas Frankovich 
    • Position: FCE LTER Post Doctoral
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Florida Bay Interagency Science Center
      98630 Overseas Highway
      Key Largo, Florida 33037 USA
    • Phone: 305-852-2668
    • Email: frankovich@virginia.edu
    • URL: http://www.evsc.virginia.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:  Gastropod Biomass and Densities found at Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    ST_CD_Frankovich_001
    Entity Description:
    Gastropod Biomass and Densities found at Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE)
    Object Name:
    ST_CD_Frankovich_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    1473