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Seagrass Epiphyte Accumulation for Florida Bay, South Florida (FCE) from December 2000 to September 2001


At a Glance


Authors: Thomas Frankovich
Time period: 2000-12-27 to 2001-09-16
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1153.2
Dataset id: ST_PP_Frankovich_001

How to cite:
Frankovich, T.. 2004. Seagrass Epiphyte Accumulation for Florida Bay, South Florida (FCE) from December 2000 to September 2001. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/2bf2a1f1d9c7904b12b137ba58956203. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    Total epiphyte and epiphyte chlorophyll-a loads were measured from artificial seagrass leaves (Mylar) deployed for periods up to the approximate Thalassia leaf turnover period.
  • 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
    Data were collected in Florida Bay, within Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 25.177, S: 24.913, E: -80.490, W: -80.938

    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
    TS/Ph9, TS/Ph10, TS/Ph11

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    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:   Seagrass Epiphyte Accumulation for Florida Bay, South Florida (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:
      DeploymentDate
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Deployment Date
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      GrowthPeriod
      Attribute Label:
      time
      Attribute Definition:
      Growth Period
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Growth Period
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Total_Epiphyte_Load
      Attribute Label:
      load
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Epiphyte Load
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerSquareCentimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Epiphyte_Chlorophyll_a_Load
      Attribute Label:
      load
      Attribute Definition:
      Epiphyte Chlorophyll a Load
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgramsPerSquareCentimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Epiphyte_Composition_Notes
      Attribute Label:
      notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Epiphyte Compostion Notes
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Epiphyte Compostion Notes
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Season
      Attribute Label:
      time
      Attribute Definition:
      Season Sample Collected
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Season Sample Collected
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Monitoring of epiphyte accumulations on Mylar leaves. At approximate 2-week intervals 6 Mylar leaves harvested. Total epiphyte load and epiphyte chlorophyll-a determined for each leaf. Arrays (0.25m2) of Mylar leaves placed at study sites.

    Method Step

    Description
    Total epiphyte and epiphyte chlorophyll load analysis (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
    Shimadzu filter fluorometer

    Quality Control
    Balances routinely calibrated and standard curves generated for chlorophyll determination.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=ST_PP_Frankovich_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2002-02-15

    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, primary production, seagrass, epiphytes, chlorophyll a, load, growth period, leaves, seasonality, accumulation, nutrients, ecosystems, growth
  • 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:  Seagrass Epiphyte Accumulation for Florida Bay, South Florida (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    ST_PP_Frankovich_001
    Entity Description:
    Seagrass Epiphyte Accumulation for Florida Bay, South Florida (FCE)
    Object Name:
    ST_PP_Frankovich_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    244