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Seagrass Epiphyte Accumulation: Epiphyte Loads on Thalassia testudinum in Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE) from March 2000 to April 2001


At a Glance


Authors: Thomas Frankovich
Time period: 2000-03-27 to 2001-04-19
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1155.2
Dataset id: ST_PP_Frankovich_003

How to cite:
Frankovich, T.. 2004. Seagrass Epiphyte Accumulation: Epiphyte Loads on Thalassia testudinum in Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE) from March 2000 to April 2001. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/5aadc198730a74b48ae27b6c1e11f3a8. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    Total epiphyte and epiphyte chlorophyll-a loads and leaf nutrients were measured on Thalassia seagrass short-shoots from Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Rabbit Key Basin research site, Florida Bay, within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected in 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:   Seagrass Epiphyte Accumulation: Epiphyte Loads on Thalassia testudinum in Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE)
      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:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Sample Collection Date
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Short_Shoot_Rep#
      Attribute Label:
      replicate
      Attribute Definition:
      Short Shoot Replicate ID Number
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Short Shoot Replicate ID Number
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      Total_LeafWeight
      Attribute Label:
      weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Leaf Weight per Short Shoot
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerShortShoot
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Total_Epiphyte_Load_mg_short_shoot
      Attribute Label:
      load
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Epiphyte Load per Short Shoot
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerShortShoot
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Total_Epiphyte_Load_mg_cm2
      Attribute Label:
      load
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Epiphyte Load per Area
      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_ug_Short_Shoot
      Attribute Label:
      load
      Attribute Definition:
      Epiphyte Chlorophyll a Load per Short Shoot
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgramsPerShortShoot
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Epiphyte_Chlorophyll_a_Load_ug_cm2
      Attribute Label:
      load
      Attribute Definition:
      Epiphyte Chlorophyll a Load per Area
      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_Autotrophic_Index
      Attribute Label:
      time
      Attribute Definition:
      Epiphyte Autotrophic Index
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgramsPerMilligram
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Thalassia_LeafCarbon
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Leaf Carbon
      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:
      Thalassia_LeafNitrogen
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Leaf Nitrogen
      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:
      Thalassia_LeafPhosphorus
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Thalassia testudinum Leaf Phosphorous
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    At approximate 2-month intervals 20 Thalassia short-shoots harvested. Total epiphyte load and epiphyte chlorophyll-a and leaf nutrients determined for each short-shoot.

    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 Carlo-Erba elemental analyzer

    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_003.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, primary production, seagrass, epiphytes, chlorophyll a, load, growth period, leaves, Thalassia, short-shoots, Rabbit Key Basin, leaf nutrients, 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: Epiphyte Loads on Thalassia testudinum in Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    ST_PP_Frankovich_003
    Entity Description:
    Seagrass Epiphyte Accumulation: Epiphyte Loads on Thalassia testudinum in Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE)
    Object Name:
    ST_PP_Frankovich_003
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    140