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Percentage of Carbon and Nitrogen of Soil Sediments from the Shark River Slough, Taylor Slough and Florida Bay within Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), Florida, USA, August 2008 - ongoing


At a Glance


Authors: Randy Chambers, Timothy Russell, Rosemary Hatch, Dean Katsaros, Adrianna Gorsky
Time period: 2008-08-15 to 2023-08-15
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1202.9
Dataset id: LT_CCD_Chambers_001

How to cite:
Chambers, R., T. Russell, R. Hatch, D. Katsaros, A. Gorsky. 2023. Percentage of Carbon and Nitrogen of Soil Sediments from the Shark River Slough, Taylor Slough and Florida Bay within Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), Florida, USA, August 2008 - ongoing. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/e9d85da4401c1e84d1052063e6911914. Dataset accessed 2024-02-26.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr. Randy Chambers 
    • Position: Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Department of Biology
      College of William and Mary
      Williamsburg, VA 23187 USA
    • Phone: 757-221-2331
    • Fax: 757-221-5076
    • Email: rmcham@wm.edu
    • URL: https://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/index.php

    • Name: Timothy Russell 
    • Position: Technical Staff
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Keck Environmental Field Lab
      College of William and Mary
      Williamsburg, VA 23187 USA
    • Phone: 757-221-5074
    • Fax: 757-221-5076
    • Email: tmruss@wm.edu
    • URL: https://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/index.php

    • Name: Rosemary Hatch 
    • Position: Student
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Department of Biology
      College of William and Mary
      Williamsburg, VA 23187 USA
    • Phone: 757-221-5074
    • Fax: 757-221-5076
    • Email: tmruss@wm.edu
    • URL: https://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/index.php

    • Name: Dean Katsaros 
    • Position: Student
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Department of Biology
      College of William and Mary
      Williamsburg, VA 23187 USA
    • Phone: 757-221-5074
    • Fax: 757-221-5076
    • Email: tmruss@wm.edu
    • URL: https://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/index.php

    • Name: Adrianna Gorsky 
    • Position: Technical Staff
    • Organization: College of William and Mary
    • Address: Keck Environmental Field Lab
      College of William and Mary
      Williamsburg, VA 23187 USA
    • Phone: 757-221-5074
    • Fax: 757-221-5076
    • Email: algorsky@wm.edu
    • URL: https://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/index.php

  • Dataset Abstract
    These data represent the results of CHN Analysis from annual soil sampling from all 17 FCE LTER transect locations from Year 2008 thru ongoing. In 2017, the samples were collected before Hurricane Irma (2017a) and post Hurricane Irma (2017b). Surface soils from 0-10 cm been homogenized and analyzed from Sawgrass and mangrove sites and Florida Bay sites. Soils and sediments were analyzed for percentage by weight of total Carbon and Nitrogen with a PerkinElmer CHNS /O 2400 Series II Elemental Analyzer. These analyses are completed to document the differences in soil composition among transect sites, and to provide a baseline dataset against which long-term changes in the properties of the soils can be detected.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the FCE Shark River Slough, Taylor Sloughand Florida Bay research sites within Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    SRS1d
    N: 25.746, S: 25.746, E: -80.654, W: -80.654

    SRS2
    N: 25.55, S: 25.55, E: -80.785, W: -80.785

    SRS3
    N: 25.468, S: 25.468, E: -80.853, W: -80.853

    SRS4
    N: 25.41, S: 25.41, E: -80.964, W: -80.964

    SRS5
    N: 25.377, S: 25.377, E: -81.032, W: -81.032

    SRS6
    N: 25.365, S: 25.365, E: -81.078, W: -81.078

    TS/Ph1b
    N: 25.424, S: 25.424, E: -80.59, W: -80.59

    TS/Ph2
    N: 25.404, S: 25.404, E: -80.607, W: -80.607

    TS/Ph3
    N: 25.252, S: 25.252, E: -80.663, W: -80.663

    TS/Ph4
    N: 25.315, S: 25.315, E: -80.522, W: -80.522

    TS/Ph5
    N: 25.295, S: 25.295, E: -80.52, W: -80.52

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

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

    TS/Ph8
    N: 25.233, S: 25.233, E: -80.525, W: -80.525

    TS/Ph9
    N: 25.177, S: 25.177, E: -80.49, W: -80.49

    TS/Ph10
    N: 25.02, S: 25.02, E: -80.68, W: -80.68

    TS/Ph11
    N: 24.91, S: 24.91, E: -80.94, W: -80.94

    FCE LTER Sites
    SRS1d SRS2, SRS3, SRS4, SRS5, TS/Ph1b,TS/Ph2,TS/Ph3, TS/Ph4,TS/Ph5, TS/Ph6b,TS/Ph7b, TS/Ph8, TS/Ph9, TS/Ph10, TS/Ph11

  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Percentage of Carbon and Nitrogen of Soil Sediments from the Shark River Slough, Taylor Slough and Florida Bay within Everglades National Park (FCE LTER) from August 2008 to Present
      Attribute Name:
      Number
      Attribute Label:
      Sample Number
      Attribute Definition:
      Number attributed to sample
      Storage Type:
      ID
      Measurement Scale:
      text
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Transect
      Attribute Label:
      Transect name
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Transect
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      text
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      Site name
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of LTER site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      text
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Variable
      Attribute Label:
      density
      Attribute Definition:
      Delineate whether sample was taken from an experiment ( Sample quadrat) or just a general sample ( Control)
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      text
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Year
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      year of data collection
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      text
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Weight
      Attribute Label:
      Weight
      Attribute Definition:
      Weight of Sample Analyzed
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligram
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)

      Attribute Name:
      %Carbon
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Percentage Carbon in sample
      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:
      %Hydrogen
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Percentage Hydrogen in Sample
      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:
      %Nitrogen
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Percentage Nitrogen in Sample
      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:
      Researcher
      Attribute Label:
      Researcher Perfoming Analysis
      Attribute Definition:
      Researcher Perfoming Analysis
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      text
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      %OrganicC
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Percentage Organic Carbon in Sample
      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:
      %InorganicC
      Attribute Label:
      concentration
      Attribute Definition:
      Percentage Inorganic Carbon in Sample
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Surface soil cores collected at random. Sampling is done once a year in mid-August.

    Method Step

    Description
    Dried and processed (mortar and pestle) samples are weighed and analyzed usinga PerkinsElmer Analyzer for total Carbon and Nitrogen.
    In 2017, the samples were collected before Hurricane Irma (2017a) and post Hurricane Irma (2017b). Surface soils from 0-10 cm been homogenized and analyzed from Sawgrass and mangrove sites and Florida Bay sites. Soils and sediments were analyzed for percentage by weight of total Carbon and Nitrogen with a PerkinElmer CHNS /O 2400 Series II Elemental Analyzer.

    Instrumentation
    Perkin Elmer 2400 Series II CHNS/O Analyzer

  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://pasta.lternet.edu/package/data/eml/knb-lter-fce/1202/9/2f780e959de2670d7a69a138f910eeb5
    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
    organic matter, flux, soil bulk density, soil organic matter, carbon, organic carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, organic matter, flux, soil bulk density, soil organic matter, carbon, organic carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, organic matter, flux, soil bulk density, soil organic matter, carbon, organic carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, organic matter, flux, soil bulk density, soil organic matter, carbon, organic carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Taylor Slough, organic fluxes, inorganic sediment summary, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Taylor Slough, organic fluxes, inorganic sediment summary, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Taylor Slough, organic fluxes, inorganic sediment summary, FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Taylor Slough, organic fluxes, inorganic sediment summary
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Randy Chambers 
    • Position: Director, W.M. Keck Environmental Field Lab
    • Organization: College of William and Mary
    • Address: Department of Biology
      College of William and Mary
      Williamsburg, VA 23187 USA
    • Phone: 757-221-2331
    • Fax: 757-221-5076
    • Email: rmcham@wm.edu
    • URL: https://www.wm.edu/as/kecklab/index.php

    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
    • Address: Florida International University
      11200 SW 8th Street
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Email: fcelter@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://fcelter.fiu.edu

  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Percentage of Carbon and Nitrogen of Soil Sediments from the Shark River Slough, Taylor Slough and Florida Bay within Everglades National Park (FCE LTER) from August 2008 to Present

    Entity Name:
    LT_CCD_Chambers_001.csv
    Entity Description:
    Percentage of Carbon and Nitrogen of Soil Sediments from the Shark River Slough, Taylor Slough and Florida Bay within Everglades National Park (FCE LTER) from August 2008 to Present
    Object Name:
    LT_CCD_Chambers_001.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    942