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Thalassia leaf morphology and productivity measurements from arbitrary plots located in a Thalassia seagrass meadow in Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE) from March 2000 to April 2001


At a Glance


Authors: Thomas Frankovich
Time period: 2000-03-12 to 2001-04-03
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1156.2
Dataset id: ST_PP_Frankovich_004

How to cite:
Frankovich, T.. 2004. Thalassia leaf morphology and productivity measurements from arbitrary plots located in a Thalassia seagrass meadow in Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE) from March 2000 to April 2001. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/bf798892c1105cb3a157f7132165c732. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    Thalassia leaf morphology and productivity were measured from six arbitrary 200 cm2 plots within a Thalassia seagrass meadow in 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:   Thalassia leaf morphology and productivity measurements from arbitrary plots located in a Thalassia seagrass meadow 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:
      MarkingDate
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Marking 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:
      Short_Shoot_Density
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Short Shoot Density
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: short-shootPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Mean_LeafLength
      Attribute Label:
      length
      Attribute Definition:
      Mean Leaf Length
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Mean_LeafWidth
      Attribute Label:
      width
      Attribute Definition:
      Mean Leaf 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:
      Leaf_Area_Index
      Attribute Label:
      index
      Attribute Definition:
      Leaf Area Index
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: meterPerMeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafGrowth_mm_lf_d
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Leaf Growth in mm/lf/d
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimetersPerLeafPerDay
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafGrowth_mm_ss_d
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      LeafGrowth_mm_ss_d
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimetersPerSecondPerDay
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafGrowth_cm2_lf_d
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      One-sided leaf area growth per turion per day
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: squaredCentimetersPerLeafPerDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafGrowth_cm2_ss_d
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      One-sided leaf area growth per short-shoot per day
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: squareCentimetersPerSecondPerDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafLength_TurnoverRate
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Leaf Length Growth Relative to Leaf Length Standing Crop
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percentPerDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      LeafArea_TurnoverRate
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Leaf Area Growth Relative to Leaf Area Standing Crop
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percentPerDay
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      ArealGrowth_cm_m2_d
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Leaf Length Growth per Sediment Surface Area
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimetersPerSquareMeterPerDay
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      ArealGrowth_cm2_m2_d
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Leaf Area Growth per Sediment Surface Area
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: squareCentimetersPerSquareMeterPerDay
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    At approximate 2-month intervals seagrass leaf productivity was measured using the Zieman (1974) leaf marking technique.

    Method Step

    Description
    Seagrass leaf productivity (Zieman, 1974; Zieman and Fourqurean, 1989)

    Citation
    Zieman, J. C. 1974. Methods for the study of the growth and production of turtle grass, Thalassia testudinum Konig.. Aquaculture, 4: 139-143.

    Instrumentation
    None

    Method Step

    Description
    Seagrass leaf productivity (Zieman, 1974; Zieman and Fourqurean, 1989)

    Citation
    Zieman, J. C. , J. W. Fourqurean, R. L. Iverson. 1989. Distribution, abundance and productivity of seagrasses in Florida Bay.. Bull. Mar. Sci., 44: 292-311.

    Instrumentation
    None

    Quality Control
    Data-entry checked visually. Balances routinely calibrated.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=ST_PP_Frankovich_004.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, leaf morphology, Thalassia, short-shoots, Rabbit Key Basin, leaf product, short-shoot density, leaf nutrients, growth, growth period, leaf area, leaves
  • 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:  Thalassia leaf morphology and productivity measurements from arbitrary plots located in a Thalassia seagrass meadow in Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    ST_PP_Frankovich_004
    Entity Description:
    Thalassia leaf morphology and productivity measurements from arbitrary plots located in a Thalassia seagrass meadow in Rabbit Key Basin, Florida Bay (FCE)
    Object Name:
    ST_PP_Frankovich_004
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    48