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Periphyton, hydrological and environmental data in a coastal freshwater wetland (FCE), Florida Everglades National Park, USA (2014-2015)


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Authors: Viviana Mazzei, Evelyn Gaiser
Time period: 2014-01-01 to 2015-11-30
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1216.2
Dataset id: FCE1216

How to cite:
Mazzei, V., E. Gaiser. 2018. Periphyton, hydrological and environmental data in a coastal freshwater wetland (FCE), Florida Everglades National Park, USA (2014-2015). Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/4e6dc2b1aab5c02c224a27c2eaff2e82. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

Geographic Coverage
This data set contains the following files.

FCE1216_Periphyton.txt
Periphyton data from the Mazzei and Gaiser study.
Attribute table details     Download

FCE1216_Environment.txt
Environmental related to the periphyton data collected for this study.
Attribute table details     Download



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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Viviana Mazzei 
    • Position: Ph.D. candidate
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: 11200 S.W. 8th Street
      Miami, Florida 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6154
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: vmazz001@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://algae.fiu.edu

    • Name: Dr. Evelyn Gaiser 
    • Position: Primary Investigator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: 11200 S.W. 8th Street
      Miami, Florida 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6154
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: gaiser@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://algae.fiu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    The characteristic, calcareous periphyton mats of the Everglades, and particularly their diatom assemblages, provide an ideal community to study the patterns and mechanisms of community assembly along environmental gradients with ecotones. Understanding patterns and mechanisms of diatom community assembly along salinity and P gradients can be incorporated into tools for predicting changes in these gradients, and the location and movement of the "white zone" ecotone, caused by saltwater intrusion and water management outcomes in the Southern Everglades. Patterns of environmental variation and periphytic-diatom community structure along the freshwater-marine gradient of Everglades National Park, FL., USA were examined by sampling along a series of 7 transects extending from oligotrophic, freshwater marshes through the ecotone and down to the northern edge of the fringing mangrove forests. Seven transects spanning the west-east extent of the southeast Everglades, from the Main Park Road in the west to the Model Lands in the east, were sampled once in the dry season (May) and once in the wet season (November) of 2014 and 2015.
    These data are published in "Mazzei and Gaiser. 2018. Diatoms as tools for inferring ecotone boundaries in a coastal freshwater wetland threatened by saltwater intrusion. Ecological Indicators. 88:190-204."
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    Between May 2014 to November 2015. One dry and one wet season sampling event in 2014 and 2015.

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected in Principal Sampling Units (800m x 800m) from Everglades National Park, FL., USA. A series of 7 transects were established along the freshwater- ecotone-coastal gradient that spanned the west-east extent of the southeast Everglades, from the Main Park Road in the west to the Model Lands in the east.
    N: 25.761, S: 24.913, E: -80.490, W: -81.078

    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
    MPR_0
    N: 25.33578, S: 25.33578, E: -80.80472, W: -80.80472
    MPR_1
    N: 25.32958, S: 25.32958, E: -80.79942, W: -80.79942
    MPR_2
    N: 25.32175, S: 25.32175, E: -80.79778, W: -80.79778
    MPR_3
    N: 25.31433, S: 25.31433, E: -80.79786, W: -80.79786
    MPR_4
    N: 25.30692, S: 25.30692, E: -80.79786, W: -80.79786
    MPR_5
    N: 25.29978, S: 25.29978, E: -80.79794, W: -80.79794
    MPR_6
    N: 25.29325, S: 25.29325, E: -80.79767, W: -80.79767
    MPR_7
    N: 25.28583, S: 25.28583, E: -80.79786, W: -80.79786
    MPR_8
    N: 25.27864, S: 25.27864, E: -80.79792, W: -80.79792
    MPR_9
    N: 25.26406, S: 25.26406, E: -80.79947, W: -80.79947
    MPR_10
    N: 25.25397, S: 25.25397, E: -80.79767, W: -80.79767
    MPR_11
    N: 25.24019, S: 25.24019, E: -80.80981, W: -80.80981
    MPR_12
    N: 25.23058, S: 25.23058, E: -80.82569, W: -80.82569
    MPR_13
    N: 25.22369, S: 25.22369, E: -80.83714, W: -80.83714
    SAL_1N
    N: 25.31520, S: 25.31520, E: -80.74263, W: -80.74263
    SAL_1C
    N: 25.27325, S: 25.27325, E: -80.74483, W: -80.74483
    SAL_1S
    N: 25.26272, S: 25.26272, E: -80.74712, W: -80.74712
    SAL_1SS1
    N: 25.23978, S: 25.23978, E: -80.75078, W: -80.75078
    SAL_1SS2
    N: 25.22992, S: 25.22992, E: -80.75522, W: -80.75522
    SAL_2N
    N: 25.26297, S: 25.26297, E: -80.61197, W: -80.61197
    SAL_2C
    N: 25.25258, S: 25.25258, E: -80.60853, W: -80.60853
    SAL_2S
    N: 25.24100, S: 25.24100, E: -80.60407, W: -80.60407
    SAL_2SS1
    N: 25.23093, S: 25.23093, E: -80.60322, W: -80.60322
    SAL_3N
    N: 25.27775, S: 25.27775, E: -80.55568, W: -80.55568
    SAL_3C
    N: 25.26678, S: 25.26678, E: -80.55593, W: -80.55593
    SAL_3S
    N: 25.25547, S: 25.25547, E: -80.55568, W: -80.55568
    SAL_4N
    N: 25.27328, S: 25.27328, E: -80.47347, W: -80.47347
    SAL_4C
    N: 25.25272, S: 25.25272, E: -80.47008, W: -80.47008
    SAL_4S
    N: 25.24612, S: 25.24612, E: -80.46732, W: -80.46732
    SAL_5W
    N: 25.33012, S: 25.33012, E: -80.42462, W: -80.42462
    SAL_5N
    N: 25.31678, S: 25.31678, E: -80.40525, W: -80.40525
    SAL_5C
    N: 25.31142, S: 25.31142, E: -80.40125, W: -80.40125
    SAL_5S
    N: 25.30622, S: 25.30622, E: -80.40253, W: -80.40253
    SAL_6N
    N: 25.25188, S: 25.25188, E: -80.66793, W: -80.66793
    SAL_6S
    N: 25.23118, S: 25.23118, E: -80.66447, W: -80.66447
    SAL_6SS1
    N: 25.21875, S: 25.21875, E: -80.66362, W: -80.66362
    SAL_6SS2
    N: 25.20812, S: 25.20812, E: -80.66068, W: -80.66068
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Periphyton data from the Mazzei and Gaiser study.
      Attribute Name:
      Season
      Attribute Label:
      sampling time details
      Attribute Definition:
      Season (Dry or Wet) + Year
      Storage Type:
      Nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Season (Dry or Wet) + Year
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      location
      Attribute Definition:
      Sampling point along the transect
      Storage Type:
      Nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Sampling point along the transect
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Transect
      Attribute Label:
      location
      Attribute Definition:
      Transect name
      Storage Type:
      Nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Transect name
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Transect #
      Attribute Label:
      location
      Attribute Definition:
      Transect number
      Storage Type:
      Integer
      Measurement Scale:
      Transect number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Achnanthes (Karayevia) amoena
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Amphora acutiuscula
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Amphora coffeaeformis aponina
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Amphora punctata
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Amphora sulcata
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Amphora veneta
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Brachysira aponina
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Brachysira cf. aponina
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Brachysira microcephela
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Caponea caribbea
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Cyclotella distinguenda
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Diploneis oblongella
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Diploneis parma
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Diploneis vmsp1
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Encyonema evergladianum
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Encyonema mesianum
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Encyonema silesiacum elegans
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Encyonema sjsp03
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Encyonopsis microcephela
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Envekadea metezeltinii
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Envekadea vanlandinghamii
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Fragilaria ftsp16
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Fragilaria minuscula
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Fragilaria nanana
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Fragilaria synegrotesca
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Gomphonema intricatum vibrio
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Kobayasiella parasubtilissima
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Kobayasiella subtilissima
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Mastogloia asperuloides
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Mastogloia braunii
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Mastogloia calcarea
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Mastogloia lanceolata
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Mastogloia pseduosmithii
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Navicula bulnheimii
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Navicula cryptotenella (vmsp7)
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Navicula duerrenbergiana
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Navicula lenzii
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Navicula radiosa
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Navicula salinarum
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Navicula salinicola
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Nitzschia acicularis
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Nitzschia ftsp16
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Nitzschia microcephela
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Nitzscia cf microcephela
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Nitzschia nana
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Nitzschia palea debilis
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Nitzschia cf scalaris
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Nitzschia serpentiraphe
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Parlibellus pandelriformis
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Pinnularia major
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Pleurosigma salinarum
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Pleurosira vmsp1
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Sellaphora laevissima
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Sellaphora stoermii
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Seminavis eulenstenii
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Seminavis pusilla
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Seminavis witkowskii
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Stauroneis phoenicentron
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Stephanocyclus (cyclotella) meneghiniana
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Synedra filiformis exilis
      Attribute Label:
      relative abundance
      Attribute Definition:
      relative abundance of species
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -99999 (missing data)


    • Data Table:   Environmental related to the periphyton data collected for this study.
      Attribute Name:
      Season
      Attribute Label:
      sampling time details
      Attribute Definition:
      Season (Dry or Wet) + Year
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Season (Dry or Wet) + Year
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      location
      Attribute Definition:
      Sampling point along the transect
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Sampling point along the transect
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Transect
      Attribute Label:
      location
      Attribute Definition:
      Transect name
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Transect name
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Transect#
      Attribute Label:
      location
      Attribute Definition:
      Transect number
      Storage Type:
      code
      Measurement Scale:
      Transect number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      LAT
      Attribute Label:
      coordinate
      Attribute Definition:
      Latitude
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      LONG
      Attribute Label:
      coordinate
      Attribute Definition:
      Longitude
      Storage Type:
      coordinate
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Dist_coast_km
      Attribute Label:
      location
      Attribute Definition:
      Distance from the coast
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: kilogram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Water_Depth_cm
      Attribute Label:
      Water
      Attribute Definition:
      water depth
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Depth_cm
      Attribute Label:
      Soil
      Attribute Definition:
      soil depth
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Type
      Attribute Label:
      Soil
      Attribute Definition:
      soil type
      Storage Type:
      code
      Measurement Scale:
      1= rock
      2= marl
      3= peat
      4= marl/peat
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Mat_Type
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      mat type
      Storage Type:
      code
      Measurement Scale:
      0= no mat
      1= calcareous-cohesive benthic
      2= calcareous-cohesive epiphyton
      3= calcarous "popcorn"
      4= organic "popcorn"
      5= filamentous
      6= biofilm
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      SW_Cond_mS.cm
      Attribute Label:
      water
      Attribute Definition:
      surface water conductivity
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millisiemenPerCentimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      STDEV_SW_Cond_mS.cm
      Attribute Label:
      water
      Attribute Definition:
      standard deviation surface water conductivity
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millisiemenPerCentimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      PW_Cond_mS.cm
      Attribute Label:
      water
      Attribute Definition:
      porewater conductivity
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millisiemenPerCentimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      STDEV_PW_Cond_mS.cm
      Attribute Label:
      water
      Attribute Definition:
      standard deviation porewater conductivity
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millisiemenPerCentimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Peri_Biovol_mL.m2
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      Periphyton Biovolume
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      STDEV_Peri_Biovol_mL.m2
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      SD of Periphyton Biovolume
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliliter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      DryWt_g.m2
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      dry weight
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      AFDW_g.m2
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      ash-free dry weight
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      AshWt_g.m2
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      Ash Weight
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      STDEV_DryWt_g.m2
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      SD of Dry Weight
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      STDEV_AFDW_g.m2
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      Ash-free Dry Weight
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      STDEV_AshWt_g.m2
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      SD
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Prcnt_Organic
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      Percent Organic
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Prcnt_Mineral
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      Percent Mineral
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      Chla_ug.g.drywt
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      Chlorophyll dry weight
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      STDEV_Chla_ug.g.drywt
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      SD Chlorophyll Dry Weight
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      TP_µg.g
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Phosphorus
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)

      Attribute Name:
      STDEV_TP_µg.g
      Attribute Label:
      periphyton
      Attribute Definition:
      SD of Total Phosphorus
      Storage Type:
      Data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microgram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (missing data)


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    We haphazardly selected three replicate points at each of the sites along each transect for periphyton collection and environmental measurements. At each of the 3 replicate points, surface (SW) and porewater (PW) conductivity (mS cm-1) were measured with a YSI 30 Pro meter (Yellow Springs Inc., Yellow Springs, Ohio), water depth (cm) was measured by placing a meter stick on the soil surface and measuring to the surface of the water column, and soil depth (cm) was measured by inserting a steel rod into the soil until it hit bedrock and measuring the length of rod to the soil surface. Periphyton mats were harvested from a 1 m2 quadrat at each replicate point and placed in a perforated graduated cylinder to drain excess water and measure total mat biovolume. A 120 mL subsample of the total harvested material was placed in a sample bag, transported back to the laboratory on ice, and stored in a -20°C freezer until processed. Samples were thawed and transferred to a clean dish where plant material, rocks or other fragments were removed using forceps. The clean periphyton was relocated to a 500-mL beaker and homogenized with a hand-held blender. The volume of the homogenized sample was recorded to account for dilution with deionized water (DI) water used to facilitate cleaning and homogenizing the sample. The beaker was placed on a stir plate and subsampled for biomass, chlorophyll-a, total phosphorus, and diatom assemblage composition (Mazzei and Gaiser in press Ecological Indicators)

    Method Step

    Description
    A 120 mL sample of periphyton was collected from 3 replicate points at each of the sampling sites along each of the seven transect. Percent aerial cover of periphyton was estimated visually in the field. Ash-free dry mass per area (g/m2), Chlorophyll a (ug/g), TP (ug/g), % organic content were measured in the laboratory, and water depth, soil depth, surface and porewater conductivity in the field. Information on mat type, soil type, and plants to which periphytic algae were attached was also gathered from field observations.


  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=FCE1216_Periphyton.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2018-02-19

    Intellectual Rights
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  • Keywords
    wetlands, salinity, phosphorus, Southern Everglades salinity and phosphorus gradients , ecological indicators, ecotone "white zone", periphyon, diatoms, environmental gradients
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Viviana Mazzei 
    • Position: Ph.D. candidate
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-7286
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: vmazz001@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://algae.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:  Periphyton data from the Mazzei and Gaiser study.

    Entity Name:
    FCE1216_Periphyton.txt
    Entity Description:
    Periphyton data from the Mazzei and Gaiser study.
    Object Name:
    FCE1216_Periphyton.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    148

    Data Table:  Environmental related to the periphyton data collected for this study.

    Entity Name:
    FCE1216_Environment.txt
    Entity Description:
    Environmental related to the periphyton data collected for this study.
    Object Name:
    FCE1216_Environment.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    148