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Periphyton Net Primary Productivity and Respiration Rates from the Taylor Slough, just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE) from December 1998 to August 2002


At a Glance


Authors: Tiffany Troxler, Daniel Childers
Time period: 1998-12-08 to 2002-08-29
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1158.4
Dataset id: ST_PP_Iwaniec_001

How to cite:
Troxler, T., D. Childers. 2005. Periphyton Net Primary Productivity and Respiration Rates from the Taylor Slough, just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE) from December 1998 to August 2002. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/6b1a16e33753fdd17053c94d3e69c044. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Tiffany Troxler 
    • Position: Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-1453
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: troxlert@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://wetland.fiu.edu/

    • Name: Dr. Daniel Childers 
    • Position: Associate Director for Research| Professor
    • Organization: Global Institute of Sustainability| School of Sustainability
    • Address: Arizona State University
      PO Box 875402
      Tempe, AZ 85287 USA
    • Phone: 480-965-2320
    • Fax: 480-965-8087
    • Email: dan.childers@asu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    Once per year, at TS/Ph-4 and TS/Ph-5 we incubate periphyton from each site in water from each site in a complete factorial design. We quantify metabolic rates of periphyton assemblages using standard oxygen change techniques in 300mL light and dark BOD bottles in triplicate. Using YSI dissolved oxygen probes and meters, we measure dissolved oxygen change as the difference of initial and final oxygen concentrations over a two hour incubation. We calculate net primary productivity and respiration rates in units of oxygen and carbon, then normalize to the organic content (ash free dry weight) of the incubated periphyton.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes two FCE Taylor Slough research sites just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected two Taylor Slough sites, just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 25.315, S: 25.295, E: -80.520, W: -80.522

    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/Ph4,TS/Ph5

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph4
    N: 25.315, S: 25.315, E: -80.522, W: -80.522
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph5
    N: 25.295, S: 25.295, E: -80.520, W: -80.520
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Periphyton Net Primary Productivity and Respiration Rates from the Taylor Slough, just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      PeriphytonSource
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site where periphyton were collected
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of LTER site where periphyton were collected
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      WaterSource
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site where water were collected
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of LTER site where water were collected
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      NPP
      Attribute Label:
      net primary productivity
      Attribute Definition:
      Net primary productivity
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGramPerHour
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      NPP_STD
      Attribute Label:
      standard deviation
      Attribute Definition:
      Periphyton net primary productivity standard deviation
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGramPerHour
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      RESP
      Attribute Label:
      respiration rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Periphyton respiration rate
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGramPerHour
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      RESP_STD
      Attribute Label:
      standard deviation
      Attribute Definition:
      Periphyton respiration rate standard deviation
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerGramPerHour
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Once per year, at TS/Ph-4 and TS/Ph-5 we incubate periphyton from each site in water from each site in a complete factorial design in triplicate. We quantify metabolic rates of periphyton assemblages using thirty-six 300mL light/dark BOD bottles. From each site, approxiamately 500 mm^2 of periphyton is added to water from each site in a matrix design, the remaining 12 bottles are controls. Combinations for the matrix design that are used with both light and dark bottles include: TS/Ph4 Periphyton x TS/Ph4 Water ; TS/Ph4 Periphyton x TS/Ph5 Water; TS/Ph5 Periphyton x TS/Ph4 Water; TS/Ph5 Periphyton x TS/Ph5 Water; then controls soley have ambient water. Using YSI dissolved oxygen probes and meters, initial and final dissolved oxygen concentrations and times for all bottles is measured during incubation (approxiametely two hours). Incubated periphyton is brought to the lab and dried at 70 C for a minimum of 24 hours then ashed at 500 C for 3 hours. We calculate net primary productivity and respiration rates using standard oxygen change techniques to units of carbon, then normalize to the organic content (using the difference of dry weight and ash free dry weight, AFDW) of the incubated periphyton.

    Method Step

    Description
    Once per year, at TS/Ph-4 and TS/Ph-5 we incubate periphyton from each site in water from each site in a complete factorial design in triplicate. We quantify metabolic rates of periphyton assemblages using thirty-six 300mL light/dark BOD bottles. From each site, approxiamately 500 mm^2 of periphyton is added to water from each site in a matrix design, the remaining 12 bottles are controls. Combinations for the matrix design that are used with both light and dark bottles include: TS/Ph4 Periphyton x TS/Ph4 Water ; TS/Ph4 Periphyton x TS/Ph5 Water; TS/Ph5 Periphyton x TS/Ph4 Water; TS/Ph5 Periphyton x TS/Ph5 Water; then controls soley have ambient water. Using YSI dissolved oxygen probes and meters, initial and final dissolved oxygen concentrations and times for all bottles is measured during incubation (approxiametely two hours). Incubated periphyton is brought to the lab and dried at 70 C for a minimum of 24 hours then ashed at 500 C for 3 hours. We calculate net primary productivity and respiration rates using standard oxygen change techniques to units of carbon, then normalize to the organic content (using the difference of dry weight and ash free dry weight, AFDW) of the incubated periphyton.

    Instrumentation
    YSI 5905 BOD Probe YSI 52 Dissolved Oxygen Meter 300 mL light and dark BOD bottles PC

  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=ST_PP_Iwaniec_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2005-04-01

    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, Everglades National Park, primary production, net primary productivity, Taylor Slough, periphyton, water, productivity, oxygen, primary productivity, incubation, light, respiration, respiration rates, metabolic rates, NPP, RESP
  • 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: Rafael Travieso 
    • Position: South Florida Wetland Ecosystems Lab Field Technican
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-7286
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: travieso@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/~ecosyst/

    • 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:  Periphyton Net Primary Productivity and Respiration Rates from the Taylor Slough, just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    ST_PP_Iwaniec_001
    Entity Description:
    Periphyton Net Primary Productivity and Respiration Rates from the Taylor Slough, just outside Everglades National Park, South Florida (FCE)
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    ST_PP_Iwaniec_001
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