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Mangrove Litterfall from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from January 2001 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: Edward Castaneda, Victor Rivera-Monroy, Robert Twilley
Time period: 2001-01-25 to 2018-12-04
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1195.5
Dataset id: LT_PP_Castaneda_001

How to cite:
Castaneda, E., V. Rivera-Monroy, R. Twilley. 2020. Mangrove Litterfall from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park (FCE), South Florida from January 2001 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/9aaa72339838382b0a5c4d217e5ea1d0. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Edward Castaneda 
    • Position: LTER Research Associate
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Southeast Environmental Research Center
      Florida International University
      11200 SW 8th Street, OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: (305) 348-1576
    • Fax: (305) 348-4096
    • Email: edward.castaneda@fiu.edu
    • URL: https://sercweb.fiu.edu

    • Name: Dr. Victor Rivera-Monroy 
    • Position: LTER Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute
    • 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/

    • Name: Dr. Robert Twilley 
    • Position: LTER Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Louisiana Sea Grant Program
    • Address: 239 Sea Grant Building
      Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
    • Phone: (225) 578-6445
    • Fax: (225) 578-6331
    • Email: rtwilley@lsu.edu
    • URL: http://www.gulfbase.org/

  • Dataset Abstract
    Monthly litterfall data is being collected in two mangrove-dominated regions (Shark River and Taylor Slough) in South Florida. Three sites (SRS4, SRS5, SRS6) in the Shark River region and one site (TS/Ph8) in the Taylor Slough region were used to characterize patterns of litterfall production. At each mangrove site 10 litter baskets (0.5 x 0.5 m) were placed in two 20 x 20 m plots (five baskets per plot). Data has been collected since January 2001. Statistical analysis is being performed.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the FCE Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida. After December 2006, this study is only focused on Shark River Slough sites

    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 Sites
    SRS4,SRS5,SRS6,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
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Mangrove Litterfall from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida
      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:
      Plot_ID
      Attribute Label:
      ID number
      Attribute Definition:
      Plot ID Number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Plot ID Number
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Basket_ID
      Attribute Label:
      ID number
      Attribute Definition:
      Basket ID Number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Basket ID Number
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Ag_Leaves
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Avicennia germinans Leaf Dry Weight
      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:
      Rm_Leaves
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Rhizophora mangle Leaf Dry Weight
      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:
      Lr_Leaves
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Laguncularia racemosa Leaf Dry Weight
      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:
      Ce_Leaves
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Conocarpus erectus Leaf Dry Weight
      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:
      Rm_Stipules
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Rhizophora mangle Stipules Dry Weight
      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:
      Ag_Flower
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Avicennia germinans Flower Dry Weight
      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:
      Rm_Flower
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Rhizophora mangle Flower Dry Weight
      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:
      Lr_Flower
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Laguncularia racemosa Flower Dry Weight
      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:
      Ce_Flower
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Conocarpus erectus Flower Dry Weight
      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:
      Ag_Propagules
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Avicennia germinans Propagules Dry Weight
      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:
      Rm_Propagules
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Rhizophora mangle Propagules Dry Weight
      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:
      Lr_Propagules
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Laguncularia racemosa Propagules Dry Weight
      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:
      Ce_Propagules
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Conocarpus erectus Propagules Dry Weight
      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:
      Wood
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Wood Dry Weight
      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:
      Miscellaneous
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Miscellaneous Materials Dry Weight
      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:
      Rm_fruit_embryo
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Mangrove Species Rhizophora mangle Fruit Embryo Dry Weight
      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:
      Total_Weight
      Attribute Label:
      dry weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Dry Weight
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Monthly litterfall data is being collected in two mangrove dominated regions (Shark River and Taylor Slough) in South Florida. Ten litter baskets ( 0.5 x 0.5 m) were placed in two 20 x 20 m plot (five baskets per plot) in each mangrove site. Experimental design is a split-plot repeated measures ANOVA.

    Method Step

    Description
    Litter is collected, dried at 60 degrees celcius, and separated in different categories (e.g., leaves, propagules, wood) per species and weighted. Total carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus is determined for each category.

    Instrumentation
    Standard laboratory drying ovens furnaces balances.

    Quality Control
    Dataset is inspected by PI for QA/QC; descriptive statistics, normal distribution plots, standard validation checks for negative numbers, graphs to detect potential outliers
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fce-lter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=LT_PP_Castaneda_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2020-02-03

    Intellectual Rights
    This dataset 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
    primary production, mangroves, plant growth, wetlands, flowering, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, productivity, Shark River Slough, mangrove forest, mangrove litterfall, Taylor Slough, propagules, wood, stipules, mangroves
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Victor Rivera-Monroy 
    • Position: LTER Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute
    • 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/

    • 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:  Mangrove Litterfall from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Entity Name:
    LT_PP_Castaneda_001.txt
    Entity Description:
    Mangrove Litterfall from the Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, South Florida
    Object Name:
    LT_PP_Castaneda_001.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    7030