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Bulk Parameters for Soils/Sediments from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), from October 2000 to January 2001


At a Glance


Authors: Ralph Mead
Time period: 2000-10-18 to 2001-01-10
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1163.2
Dataset id: ST_SS_Mead_001

How to cite:
Mead, R.. 2004. Bulk Parameters for Soils/Sediments from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), from October 2000 to January 2001. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/435f4c70788b8199849b43c5445d3367. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

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  • Dataset Abstract
    The main goal of this research is the characterization of the sources, transport and fate of soil/sediment organic matter in Everglades National Park, and the determination of future potential effects of Everglades restoration on the source strength and accumulation rates of this OM. The general approach of this study is the seasonal sampling and analysis of bulk and molecular characteristics of soil/sediment samples from the FCE-LTER sites. Bulk parameters measured are d13C, C/N and %OC, while molecular characterizations are based on detailed biomarker analyses of extractable lipids and CP/MAS 13C-NMR of bulk OM. Preliminary results have allowed to characterize OM source strength throughout the transects, as well as determining other minor OM sources, diagenetic differences based upon OM quality and marine influences in the estuarine areas of the FCE-LTER study area.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough Research Sites, Everglades National Park, South Florida.

    Bounding Coordinates
    Biomass samples were collected in the Everglades National Park, South Florida.
    N: 25.758, S: 24.91, E: -80.68, W: -81.078

    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
    SRS1b, SRS2, SRS3, SRS4, SRS5, SRS6, TS/Ph1b, TS/Ph2, TS/Ph3, TS/Ph6b, TS/Ph7b, TS/Ph9, TS/Ph10,TS/Ph11

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    FCE LTER Site SRS1b
    N: 25.758, S: 25.758, E: -80.726, W: -80.726
    FCE LTER Site SRS2
    N: 25.550, S: 25.550, E: -80.785, W: -80.785
    FCE LTER Site SRS3
    N: 25.468, S: 25.468, E: -80.853, W: -80.853
    FCE LTER Site SRS4
    N: 25.410, S: 25.410, E: -80.964, W: -80.964
    FCE LTER Site SRS5
    N: 25.377, S: 25.377, E: -81.032, W: -81.032
    FCE LTER Site SRS6
    N: 25.365, S: 25.365, E: -81.078, W: -81.078
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph1b
    N: 25.44, S: 25.44, E: -80.59, W: -80.59
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph2
    N: 25.40, S: 25.40, E: -80.61, W: -80.61
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph3
    N: 25.25, S: 25.25, E: -80.66, W: -80.66
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph6b
    N: 25.22, S: 25.22, E: -80.65, W: -80.65
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7b
    N: 25.20, S: 25.20, E: -80.64, W: -80.64
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph9
    N: 25.18, S: 25.18, E: -80.49, W: -80.49
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph10
    N: 25.02, S: 25.02, E: -80.68, W: -80.68
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph11
    N: 24.91, S: 24.91, E: -80.94, W: -80.94
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Bulk Parameters for Soils/Sediments from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), from October 2000 to January 2001
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of LTER site
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      SampleType
      Attribute Label:
      type
      Attribute Definition:
      Sample Type
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Sample Type
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      %CaCO3
      Attribute Label:
      percent content
      Attribute Definition:
      Percentage of Calcium Carbonate in Soil
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      %OC
      Attribute Label:
      percent content
      Attribute Definition:
      Percent Organic Carbon in Soil
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      C/N
      Attribute Label:
      ratio
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil C/N
      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:
      delta 13C
      Attribute Label:
      stable isotope
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Delta 13C
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: perMil
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      alkyl_C
      Attribute Label:
      percent content
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil alkyl_C
      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:
      O_alkyl_C
      Attribute Label:
      percent content
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil O Alkyl C
      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:
      Aromatic_C
      Attribute Label:
      percent content
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Aromatic C
      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:
      Cabonyl_C
      Attribute Label:
      percent content
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil Cabonyl C
      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:
      AlkylC/O_alkyl C
      Attribute Label:
      ratio
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil AlkylC/O Alkyl C
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      %Aromatic_C
      Attribute Label:
      percent content
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil %Aromatic C
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Eight samples were taken and combined into one composite sample.

    Method Step

    Description
    All samples were processed using traditional organic geochemical techniques.

    Instrumentation
    Bruker ASX 200 NMR Finnigan-MAT Delta-C EA-IRMS HP 6890 GC- 5973 MS

    Quality Control
    Traditional Organic Geochemical SOP was followed. Biogeochemical QA/QC procedures were followed.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=ST_SS_Mead_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2002-08-14

    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, Shark River Slough, Taylor Slough, diagenesis, Florida Bay, freshwater, saltwater, estuarine, wet season, delta 13C, C/N, carbon/nitrogen ratio, percent organic carbon, %OC, CP-MAS 13C NMR, floc, sediment, carbon, estuarine, ecosystems, organic matter, processes, soil, freshwater, organisms
  • 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: Ralph Mead 
    • Position: Ph.D Student
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, Florida 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-3118
    • Fax: 305-348-3772
    • Email: rmeadi01@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://www.fiu.edu/orgs/chemistry/

    • 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:  Bulk Parameters for Soils/Sediments from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), from October 2000 to January 2001

    Entity Name:
    ST_SS_Mead_001
    Entity Description:
    Bulk Parameters for Soils/Sediments from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), from October 2000 to January 2001
    Object Name:
    ST_SS_Mead_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    21