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Fish and consumer data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE) from September 2006 to September 2008


At a Glance


Authors: Evelyn Gaiser, Joel Trexler
Time period: 2006-09-11 to 2008-09-17
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1166.3
Dataset id: LT_TDCS_Gaiser_001

How to cite:
Gaiser, E., J. Trexler. 2010. Fish and consumer data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE) from September 2006 to September 2008. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/4eda63d153f0859a70c4398c3762be9e. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Evelyn Gaiser 
    • Position: Primary Investigator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: 11200 S.W. 8th Street
      Miami, Florida 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6145
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: gaisere@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://serc.fiu.edu/periphyton/

    • Name: Dr. Joel Trexler 
    • Position: Co-Primary Investigator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: 11200 S.W. 8th Street
      Miami, Florida 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-1966
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: trexlerj@fiu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    Three 1m2 throwtrap sites were selected randomly within a few meters of the location. All fish and macroinvertebrates were sampled within each trap using a seine; the trap is determined to be clear of fish and macroinvertebrates once three empty seines are recovered. The count is reset whenever a fish or invertebrate is caught. Once the trap is determined to be clear, five sweeps are done using a couple of nets. The count resets whenever fish is caught, while an extra sweep is added whenever an invertebrate is captured. The trap is finally cleared once the fifth sweep doesn't capture any organisms. All captured organisms are anesthesized in a plastic cup filled with water and MS222; they are then preserved using a 10% formaldehyde solution for identification and archiving in the lab
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes research sites within Northeast Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park

    Bounding Coordinates
    Northeast Shark River Slough
    N: 25.761, S: 25.545, E: -80.500, W: -80.670

    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
    NESS1, NESS2, NESS4, NESS6, NESS7, NESS8, NESS9, NESS10, NESS11, NESS12, NESS13, NESS14, NESS15, NESS16, NESS17, NESS18, NESS19, NESS20, NESS21, NESS26, NESS27, NESS28, NESS29, NESS30, NESS31, NESS32, NESS33, NESS34, NESS35, NESS36

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    NESS1
    N: 25.764, S: 25.764, E: -80.499, W: -80.499
    NESS2
    N: 25.748, S: 25.748, E: -80.502, W: -80.502
    NESS4
    N: 25.755, S: 25.755, E: -80.517, W: -80.517
    NESS6
    N: 25.758, S: 25.758, E: -80.534, W: -80.534
    NESS7
    N: 25.755, S: 25.755, E: -80.574, W: -80.574
    NESS8
    N: 25.752, S: 25.752, E: -80.591, W: -80.591
    NESS9
    N: 25.755, S: 25.755, E: -80.614, W: -80.614
    NESS10
    N: 25.753, S: 25.753, E: -80.635, W: -80.635
    NESS11
    N: 25.692, S: 25.692, E: -80.635, W: -80.635
    NESS12
    N: 25.707, S: 25.707, E: -80.606, W: -80.606
    NESS13
    N: 25.690, S: 25.690, E: -80.546, W: -80.546
    NESS14
    N: 25.703, S: 25.703, E: -80.513, W: -80.513
    NESS15
    N: 25.703, S: 25.703, E: -80.501, W: -80.501
    NESS16
    N: 25.676, S: 25.676, E: -80.518, W: -80.518
    NESS17
    N: 25.732, S: 25.732, E: -80.499, W: -80.499
    NESS18
    N: 25.726, S: 25.726, E: -80.529, W: -80.529
    NESS19
    N: 25.719, S: 25.719, E: -80.558, W: -80.558
    NESS20
    N: 25.669, S: 25.669, E: -80.618, W: -80.618
    NESS21
    N: 25.632, S: 25.632, E: -80.651, W: -80.651
    NESS26
    N: 25.674, S: 25.674, E: -80.669, W: -80.669
    NESS27
    N: 25.735, S: 25.735, E: -80.672, W: -80.672
    NESS28
    N: 25.746, S: 25.746, E: -80.653, W: -80.653
    NESS29
    N: 25.722, S: 25.722, E: -80.600, W: -80.600
    NESS30
    N: 25.664, S: 25.664, E: -80.540, W: -80.540
    NESS31
    N: 25.642, S: 25.642, E: -80.577, W: -80.577
    NESS32
    N: 25.624, S: 25.624, E: -80.578, W: -80.578
    NESS33
    N: 25.609, S: 25.609, E: -80.550, W: -80.550
    NESS34
    N: 25.578, S: 25.578, E: -80.576, W: -80.576
    NESS35
    N: 25.552, S: 25.552, E: -80.600, W: -80.600
    NESS36
    N: 25.577, S: 25.577, E: -80.662, W: -80.662
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Fish and consumer data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      Region
      Attribute Definition:
      Project Descriptor
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Project Descriptor
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      Sample Collection Date
      Attribute Definition:
      Date sample was collected
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Period
      Attribute Label:
      Period
      Attribute Definition:
      Interval within sampling year
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Interval within sampling year
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      Site
      Attribute Definition:
      Sampling Site
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Sampling Site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Replicate
      Attribute Label:
      Replicate
      Attribute Definition:
      Replicate ID Number (3 replicates taken per site)
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Replicate ID Number (3 replicates taken per site)
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      APHSAY
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Aphrododerus sayanus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CICBIM
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Cichlasoma bimaculatum
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CICMAN
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Cichlasoma managuense
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CICSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Cichlasoma spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CICURO
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Cichlasoma urophthalmus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CYPVAR
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Cyprinodod variegatus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      ELAEVE
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Elassoma evergladei
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      ENNGLO
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Enneacanthus gloriosus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      ERISUC
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Erimyzon sucetta
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      FUNCHR
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Fundulus chrysotus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      FUNCON
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Fundulus confluentus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      GAMHOL
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Gambusia holbrooki
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      HEMLET
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Hemichromis letourneauxi
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      HETFOR
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Heterandria formosa
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      JORFLO
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Jordanella floridae
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LEPGUL
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Lepomis gulosus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LEPMAR
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Lepomis macrochirus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LEPPLA
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Lepomis platyrhincus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LEPPUN
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Lepomis punctatus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LUCGOO
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Lucania goodei
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      NOTGYR
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Noturus gyrinus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      OREAUR
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Oreochromis aureus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      POELAT
      Attribute Label:
      Fish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Poecilia latipinna
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      UNIFISH
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Number of unidentified fish per m2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      NOFISH
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Number of fish species per m2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      TOTFISH
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Total number of fish per m2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      DRNFIS
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      No data taken
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      FISH_COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Fish comment
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Fish comment
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PROALL
      Attribute Label:
      Crayfish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Procambarus alleni
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PROFAL
      Attribute Label:
      Crayfish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Procambarus fallax
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PROSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Crayfish density
      Attribute Definition:
      Procambrus species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CRAYTOT
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Total number of crayfish per m2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      NOCRAY
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Total number of crayfish species per m2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CRAY_COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Crayfish comment
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Crayfish comment
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      ACARIN
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Subclass Acarina
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      ACRGRY
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Acris gryllus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      ACRITP
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Acris gryllus tadpole
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      ANAJUN
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Anax junius
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      BELSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Belostoma spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      BRAGRA
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Brachymesia gravida
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CELEPO
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Celithemis eponina
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      COENAG
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Family Coenagrionidae
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      COLEOA
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Order Coleoptera adult
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      COLEOP
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Order Coleoptera
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CORING
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Coryphaeschna ingens
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CORIXI
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Family Corixidae
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      CYBSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Cybister spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      EPHEME
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Order Ephemeroptera
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      ERYSIM
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Erythemis simplicicollis
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      GERRID
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Family Gerridae
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      HAISPP
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Haitia spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      HIRUDI
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Class Hirudinea
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      HYLATP
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Hyla cineria tadpole
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LETSPP
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Lethocerus spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      LIBNEE
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Libellula needhami
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      NOTVIR
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Notophthalmus viridescens
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      OLIGOC
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Class Oligochaeta
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PACLON
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Pachydiplax longipennis
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PALPAL
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Palaemonetes paludosus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PELFEM
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Pelocoris femoratus
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      PLASPP
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Planorbella spp.
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      POMPAL
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Pomacea paludosa
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      RANATP
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Rana spp. tadpole
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SPHAER
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Family Sphaeriidae
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      SPOLAC
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Spongilla lacustris
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      STRATI
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Family Stratiomyidae
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      TADPOL
      Attribute Label:
      Invertebrate density
      Attribute Definition:
      Unidentified tadpole
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      INVTOT
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Total number of invertebrates per m2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      NOINVT
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Total number of invertebrates species per m2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      OVTSUM
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Total number of other vertebrates per m2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      OITSUM
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Total number of other inverterbrates per m2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      MOLSUM
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Total number of molluscs per m2
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: numberPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      INVT_COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Invertebrate comment
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Invertebrate comment
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      F
      Attribute Label:
      mass
      Attribute Definition:
      Fish biomass
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: .00001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00000 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      C
      Attribute Label:
      mass
      Attribute Definition:
      Crayfish biomass
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: .00001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00000 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      S
      Attribute Label:
      mass
      Attribute Definition:
      Shrimp biomass
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: .00001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00000 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      M
      Attribute Label:
      mass
      Attribute Definition:
      Mollusc biomass
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: .00001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00000 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      OI
      Attribute Label:
      mass
      Attribute Definition:
      Other invertebrate biomass
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: .00001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00000 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      OV
      Attribute Label:
      mass
      Attribute Definition:
      Other vertebrate biomass
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: .00001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00000 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      WETWT_COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Wet weight comment
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Wet weight comment
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    All fish and macroinvertebrates were sampled within each trap using a seine; the trap is determined to be clear of fish and macroinvertebrates once three empty seines are recovered. The count is reset whenever a fish or invertebrate is caught. Once the trap is determined to be clear, five sweeps are done using a couple of nets. The count resets whenever fish is caught, while an extra sweep is added whenever an invertebrate is captured. The trap is finally cleared once the fifth sweep doesn't capture any organisms. All captured organisms are anesthesized in a plastic cup filled with water and MS222; they are then preserved using a 10% formaldehyde solution until identification and archiving in the lab

    Method Step

    Description
    Water pH and temperature were collected in the field, and both filtered and unfiltered water samples were run for TP, TN and TC. Plant cover, composition and counts were also determined in the field. Periphyton assessment (biovolume, type, cover, composition) were done in situ, and samples were brought back for nutrient analysis (TP), diatom and soft count composition, chlorophyll a, and biomass.

    Citation
    Jordan, C. F. , S. Coyne, J. C. Trexler. 1997. Sampling fishes in heavily vegetated habitats: the effects of habitat structure on sampling characteristics of the 1-m2 throw trap.. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 126: 1012-1020.

    Instrumentation
    A 1m2 mesh-sided throwtrap and seinecouple of sweep nets are used to harvest fish and macroinvertebrates.

    Quality Control
    Field data are written in pencil on waterproof paper and photocopied upon return to the laboratory. They are then entered into the appropriate digital format. These data are reviewed in hard copy and digital format by the lab manager. Laboratory data are written in pencil on waterproof paper, photocopied prior to computer entry and then entered digitally in duplicate and cross-referenced to hard copy notes. Data outliers, determined by comparison to long-term variance in that parameter, are highlighted in resulting spreadsheets for examination by the principal investigator, who may discard the values.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_TDCS_Gaiser_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2009-09-21

    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 grants #DEB-9910514, and # DBI-0620409. 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, Tamiami Trail, grand experiment, bridge, canal, periphyton, macrophytes, fish, consumers, food web, nutrients, soils, Shark River Slough, fish density, biomass, fish biomass, wet weight, invertebrate, invertebrate biomass, trapping, ecosystems, crayfishes, water, fishes
  • 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: Evelyn Gaiser 
    • Position: Primary Investigator
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6145
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: gaisere@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://serc.fiu.edu/periphyton/

    • 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:  Fish and consumer data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    LT_TDCS_Gaiser_001
    Entity Description:
    Fish and consumer data collected from Northeast Shark Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE)
    Object Name:
    LT_TDCS_Gaiser_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    390