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Global Climate Change Impacts on the Vegetation and Fauna of Mangrove Forested Ecosystems in Florida (FCE): Nekton Mass from March 2000 to April 2004


At a Glance


Authors: Carole McIvor
Time period: 2000-03-10 to 2004-04-07
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1170.3
Dataset id: LT_TDCS_McIvor_001

How to cite:
McIvor, C.. 2017. Global Climate Change Impacts on the Vegetation and Fauna of Mangrove Forested Ecosystems in Florida (FCE): Nekton Mass from March 2000 to April 2004. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/beb355c2f21efc3653f888709cf49637. Dataset accessed 2020-02-28.

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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Carole McIvor 
    • Position: Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: U.S. Geological Survery
      Florida Integrated Science Center
      600 4th Street South
      St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA
    • Phone: 727-803-8747 ext. 3022
    • Fax: 727-803-2032
    • Email: carole_mcivor@usgs.gov
    • URL: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/

  • Dataset Abstract
    Bottomless lift nets are buried within the mangrove forest floor and raised remotely on slack high spring tides to enclose a 6m2 area. As the tide ebbs, fishes retreat into a subtidal refuge cleared when the tide has fallen. Three replicate nets have been sampled at 3 locations along a salinity gradient on Shark River for 4 years. Small resident forage fish and grass shrimp dominate the collections. Exotic species and estuarine transient species that use the estuary as a nursery are rare within the assemblage of fishes that routinely use the flooded forest.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Shark River research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected at 3 locations along a salinity gradient on Shark River, within Everglades National Park, South Florida
    N: 25.424, S: 25.365, E: -80.968, W: -81.077

    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
    SRSMc-S2
    N: 25.409, S: 25.409, E: -80.968, W: -80.968
    SRSMc-S3
    N: 25.365, S: 25.365, E: -81.077, W: -81.077
    SRSMc-S4
    N: 25.424, S: 25.424, E: -81.060, W: -81.060
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Global Climate Change Impacts on the Vegetation and Fauna of Mangrove Forested Ecosystems in Florida (FCE): Nekton Mass from March 2000 to April 2004
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Collection Site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of Collection Site
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Net_Number
      Attribute Label:
      ID Number
      Attribute Definition:
      Net ID Number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Net ID Number
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      SpeciesName
      Attribute Label:
      species
      Attribute Definition:
      Nekton Species Name
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Nekton Species Name
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Nekton_mass
      Attribute Label:
      mass
      Attribute Definition:
      Nekton Mass
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Nekton_number
      Attribute Label:
      count
      Attribute Definition:
      Nekton Count
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    3 sites, one up-river (SRSMc-S2), one mid-river (SRSMc-S4), and one down-river (SRSMc-S3), with 3 nets at each site. Three permanent plots per site, nets folded into aluminum trenches set in the forest floor and deployed remotely from boardwalks. Sampled every two months (ideally), on the highest tides for that month (full moon or new moon).

    Method Step

    Description
    2 x 3 m2 bottomless lift nets (Rozas 1992, Bottomless lift net for sampling nekton on intertidal marshes. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 89: 287-92.); K-S test for length-frequency dist., RM ANOVA for site differences

    Instrumentation
    YSI Meter model NUM 85/10

    Quality Control
    Final validation when necessary done on identifications by ichthyological taxonomist specialist Dr. Ed Matheson, FMRI. Electronic files are checked against raw data; all specimens archived; reliance on all available expertise within lab.
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_TDCS_McIvor_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2005-02-21

    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, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Harney River, community structure, mangrove forest, tidal inundation, nekton, fish, crustaceans, lift net, nekton mass, biomass, climate, ecosystems, species
  • 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: Carole McIvor 
    • Position: South Florida Wetland Ecosystems Lab Field Technican
    • Organization: U.S. Geological Survery
    • Address: U.S. Geological Survery
      Florida Integrated Science Center
      600 4th Street South
      St. Petersburg, FL 33701 USA
    • Phone: 727-803-8747 ext. 3022
    • Fax: 727-803-2032
    • Email: carole_mcivor@usgs.gov
    • URL: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/

    • 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:  Global Climate Change Impacts on the Vegetation and Fauna of Mangrove Forested Ecosystems in Florida (FCE): Nekton Mass from March 2000 to April 2004

    Entity Name:
    LT_TDCS_McIvor_001
    Entity Description:
    Global Climate Change Impacts on the Vegetation and Fauna of Mangrove Forested Ecosystems in Florida (FCE): Nekton Mass from March 2000 to April 2004
    Object Name:
    LT_TDCS_McIvor_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    3060