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Abiotic monitoring of physical characteristics in porewaters and surface waters of mangrove forests from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), South Florida from December 2000 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Edward Castaneda, Victor Rivera-Monroy
Time period: 2000-12-15 to
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1169.8
Dataset id: PHY_deMutsert_001

How to cite:
Castaneda, E., V. Rivera-Monroy. 2020. Abiotic monitoring of physical characteristics in porewaters and surface waters of mangrove forests from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), South Florida from December 2000 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/1506f26afff3056d8b2a7738e2f6253e. Dataset accessed 2020-09-25.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Edward Castaneda 
    • Address: Southeast Environmental Research Center
      Florida International University
      11200 SW 8th St, Building OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: (305) 348-7479 (VH 332)
    • Fax: (305) 348 7479 (VH 332)
    • Email: ecastane@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://wetland.fiu.edu/

    • Name: Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy 
    • Address: Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
      Louisiana State University
      3209 Energy, Coast, and Environment Building
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
    • Phone: (225) 578-2773
    • Fax: (225) 578-6423
    • Email: vhrivera@lsu.edu
    • URL: http://www.gulfbase.org/

  • Dataset Abstract
    Data on porewater salinity, temperature, conductivity, pH and redox have been collected to help explain patterns found in porewater nutrient concentrations that were sampled in the same plots.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes 3 FCE Shark River Slough and 3 Taylor Slough research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    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/Ph8
    N: 25.233, S: 25.233, E: -80.525, W: -80.525

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph6b
    N: 25.216, S: 25.216, E: -80.651, W: -80.651

    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7b
    N: 25.197, S: 25.197, E: -80.642, W: -80.642

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS4,SRS5,SRS6,TS/Ph6b,TS/Ph7b, TS/Ph8

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    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/Ph8
    N: 25.233, S: 25.233, E: -80.525, W: -80.525
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph6b
    N: 25.216, S: 25.216, E: -80.651, W: -80.651
    FCE LTER Site TS/Ph7b
    N: 25.197, S: 25.197, E: -80.642, W: -80.642
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Abiotic monitoring of physical characteristics in porewaters and surface waters of mangrove forests from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from December 2000 to Present
      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:
      Season
      Attribute Label:
      Season
      Attribute Definition:
      Wet for June-November and dry for December-May
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Wet for June-November and dry for December-May
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Plot
      Attribute Label:
      Plot ID number
      Attribute Definition:
      plot 1 or 2 within the site
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      plot 1 or 2 within the site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Subplot
      Attribute Label:
      Subplot ID number
      Attribute Definition:
      subplot indicates which subdivision of the two plots
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      subplot indicates which subdivision of the two plots
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Depth
      Attribute Label:
      depth
      Attribute Definition:
      collection depth in the soil
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Porewater_Salinity
      Attribute Label:
      salinity
      Attribute Definition:
      salinity of the porewater samples
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: PSU
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Temperature
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      temperature of the surface water and the porewater samples
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Porewater_Conductivity
      Attribute Label:
      conductivity
      Attribute Definition:
      conductivity of the porewater samples
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliSiemens
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      SufaceWater_pH
      Attribute Label:
      pH
      Attribute Definition:
      pH of either the surface water or the wet soil when surface water was not present
      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:
      Soil_Redox
      Attribute Label:
      redox
      Attribute Definition:
      redox at three different depths in the soil
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millivolt
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Two plots established in each mangrove site and then subdivided into four subplots. In the middle of each subplot physical data were collected every 4-6 months over 11 years. The null hypothesis is that there is no difference between the six mangrove sites included in the study. two (20 x 20 m) plots per site in the mangrove forest are divided in four 10 x 10 m subplots, samples are taken in the middle of each subplot. All plots contain mangrove trees; plots are flooded semi-diurnally. Physical data are measured 2-3 times a year in the middle of each subplot where porewater samples for nutrient analyses are also obtained.

    Method Step

    Description
    Physical data were measured in the field with a YSI, redox probes and a pH probe attached to a voltage meter.

    Instrumentation
    YSI 30 Thermo electron corporation advanced ph/MV/RmV/ORP meter orion 250A+ orion electrodes handmade redox probes (Hargis, Thomas G. and Robert R. Twilley. 1994. Multi-Depth Probes for Measuring Oxidation-Reduction (Redox) Potential in Wetland Soils. Journal of Sedimentary Research A64: 684-685.)

    Quality Control
    Dataset QA/QC performed during analysis of samples; samples with 5% between lab replicates were redone; data is graphed to check for outliers and checked by second scientist
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fce-lter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=PHY_deMutsert_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2019-09-02

    Intellectual Rights
    This information is released under the Creative Commons license - Attribution - CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The consumer of these data ("Data User" herein) is required to cite it appropriately in any publication that results from its use. The Data User should realize that these data may be actively used by others for ongoing research and that coordination may be necessary to prevent duplicate publication. The Data User is urged to contact the authors of these data if any questions about methodology or results occur. Where appropriate, the Data User is encouraged to consider collaboration or co-authorship with the authors. The Data User should realize that misinterpretation of data may occur if used out of context of the original study. While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and associated documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is." The Data User should be aware, however, that data are updated periodically and it is the responsibility of the Data User to check for new versions of the data. The data authors and the repository where these data were obtained shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of the data. Thank you.

  • Keywords
    wetlands, mangroves, inorganic nutrients, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Taylor Slough, nutrients, porewater, mangrove, porewater salinity, temperature, porewater conductivity, surface water pH, Soil Redox, mangroves, water
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Edward Castaneda 
    • Position: Southeast Environmental Research Center| Florida International University| 11200 SW 8th St, Building OE 148
    • Organization: Florida International Universtiy
    • Address: Miami
      FL, 33199 USA (305) 348-7479 (VH 332)
    • Phone: (305) 348 7479 (VH 332)
    • Fax: ecastane@fiu.edu
    • Email: Research Associate
    • URL: http://wetland.fiu.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:  Abiotic monitoring of physical characteristics in porewaters and surface waters of mangrove forests from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from December 2000 to Present

    Entity Name:
    PHY_deMutsert_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Abiotic monitoring of physical characteristics in porewaters and surface waters of mangrove forests from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from December 2000 to Present
    Object Name:
    PHY_deMutsert_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    6117