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Florida Bay, South Florida (FCE) Seagrass Epiphyte Light Transmission from December 2000 to February 2002


At a Glance


Authors: Thomas Frankovich
Time period: 2000-12-27 to 2002-02-26
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1157.2
Dataset id: ST_PP_Frankovich_005

How to cite:
Frankovich, T.. 2005. Florida Bay, South Florida (FCE) Seagrass Epiphyte Light Transmission from December 2000 to February 2002. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/393fd3bbbd5a520e5cf372483113f2ce. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Abstract
    Total epiphyte loads and epiphyte light transmissions were measured on Mylar seagrass leaf mimics located on Molasses Reef and the FCE Florida Bay research sites within Everglades National Park.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Molasses Key and FCE Florida Bay research sites, within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected in Molasses Reef and the FCE Florida Bay Sites 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

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Molasses Reef
    N: 25.015, S: 25.015, E: -80.380, W: -80.380
    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, South Florida (FCE) Seagrass Epiphyte Light Transmission
      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:
      DeploymentDate
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Deployment Date
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      LeafSeg_ReplicateNum
      Attribute Label:
      ID Number
      Attribute Definition:
      Leaf Segment Replicate ID Number
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Leaf Segment Replicate ID Number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Total_Epiphyte_Load_mg_cm2
      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:
      %PAR
      Attribute Label:
      PAR
      Attribute Definition:
      Percent PAR
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Epiphyte_Composition_Notes
      Attribute Label:
      notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Epiphyte Compostion Notes
      Storage Type:
      Measurement Scale:
      Epiphyte Compostion Notes
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Mylar leaf mimic arrays were placed within Thalassia testudinum seagrass meadows for 63-75 days to approximate the seagrass leaf turnover period. Leaf mimics were then retrieved and epiphyte load and epiphyte light transmission was measured at locations along the length of the seagrass leaf mimics. Determination of epiphyte load versus light transmission relationships on Thalassia testudinum.Mylar leaf mimic arrays placed within seagrass at study sites.

    Method Step

    Description
    Total epiphyte load measured as dry weight, light transmission measured on intact submerged samples using Light Attenuation Measurement Apparatus (Stankelis et al., 2003)

    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
    LICOR LI-1000 light meter LICOR 192SA quantum sensor

    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, light sensors sent to LICOR, Lincoln, Nebraska for calibration.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=ST_PP_Frankovich_005.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2004-04-20

    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, productivity, ecosystems, processes, leaves, Thalassia testudinum, seagrass epiphytes, epiphyte light attenuation, epiphyte load
  • 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:  Florida Bay, South Florida (FCE) Seagrass Epiphyte Light Transmission

    Entity Name:
    ST_PP_Frankovich_005
    Entity Description:
    Florida Bay, South Florida (FCE) Seagrass Epiphyte Light Transmission
    Object Name:
    ST_PP_Frankovich_005
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    341