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Vegetation data collected from Northeast Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida, from September 2006 to present


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Authors: Chris Rizzie, Andrea Nocentini, Franco Tobias, John Kominoski, Gaiser Evelyn
Time period: 2006-08-01 to 2019-10-02
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1229.1
Dataset id:

How to cite:
Rizzie, C., A. Nocentini, F. Tobias, J. Kominoski, G. Evelyn. 2020. Vegetation data collected from Northeast Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida, from September 2006 to present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/510de0ee18750619c160efd857211700. Dataset accessed 2021-04-23.

Geographic Coverage
This data set contains the following files.

Vegetation_Data-TX
Vegetation Data Collected in Northeast Shark River Slough-TX
Attribute table details     Download

Vegetation_Data-BC
Vegetation Data Collect in NE Shark River Slough-BC
Attribute table details     Download



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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Chris Rizzie 
    • Organization: Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University
    • Email: crizz005@fiu.edu

    • Name: Andrea Nocentini 
    • Organization: Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University
    • Email: anocenti@fiu.edu

    • Name: Franco Tobias 
    • Organization: Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University
    • Email: tobiasf@fiu.edu

    • Name: John Kominoski 
    • Organization: Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University
    • Email: jkominos@fiu.edu

    • Name: Gaiser Evelyn 
    • Organization: Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University
    • Email: gaisere@fiu.edu

  • Dataset Abstract
    This project was established in 2006 to document the pattern of abundance of key ecological indicators (e.g., surface water, soil, floc, periphyton and sawgrass) across the NESRS landscape (Gaiser et al. 2009). A total of 30 sites were established and monitored in 2006, 2007 and 2008 . After the completion of 1-mile bridge in 2012, additional 10 new sites were established to observe the ecological impact of 1-mile bridge ( Known as Bridge & Census sites). In 2015, additional 40 sites were established along eight transects (T1-T8, known as near canal sites) in ENP marshes starting at, and roughly perpendicular to the L-29 canal. The purpose of these sites was to monitor the potential effects of Modified Water Deliveries (MWD) operations on changing nutrient concentrations and ratios in key ecological compartments due to increased downstream discharges from the L-29 canal beneath the 1-mile and 2.6-mile bridges and culverts along Tamiami Trail.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Bounding Coordinates
    NESRST4-5
    N: 25.7585, S: 25.7585, E: -80.5322, W: -80.5322

    NESRST2-6
    N: 25.754, S: 25.754, E: -80.5206, W: -80.5206

    NESRST4-4
    N: 25.7598, S: 25.7598, E: -80.5322, W: -80.5322

    NESRST1-5
    N: 25.7525, S: 25.7525, E: -80.5074, W: -80.5074

    NESRST7-4
    N: 25.7586, S: 25.7586, E: -80.6373, W: -80.6373

    NESRST7-6
    N: 25.7575, S: 25.7575, E: -80.6373, W: -80.6373

    NESRST1-1
    N: 25.7609, S: 25.7609, E: -80.5074, W: -80.5074

    NESRST2-3
    N: 25.7605, S: 25.7605, E: -80.5206, W: -80.5206

    NESRST3-1
    N: 25.7607, S: 25.7607, E: -80.526, W: -80.526

    NESRST4-1
    N: 25.7607, S: 25.7607, E: -80.5322, W: -80.5322

    NESRST2-4
    N: 25.7599, S: 25.7599, E: -80.5206, W: -80.5206

    NESRST2-1
    N: 25.7608, S: 25.7608, E: -80.5206, W: -80.5206

    NESRST5-5
    N: 25.7586, S: 25.7586, E: -80.6121, W: -80.6121

    NESRSBC
    N: 25.7438, S: 25.7438, E: -80.5212, W: -80.5212

    NESRST5-3
    N: 25.7606, S: 25.7606, E: -80.6121, W: -80.6121

    NESRST8-3
    N: 25.7541, S: 25.7541, E: -80.6438, W: -80.6438

    NESRST6-3
    N: 25.7586, S: 25.7586, E: -80.6156, W: -80.6156

    NESRST1-4
    N: 25.7541, S: 25.7541, E: -80.5074, W: -80.5074

    NESRSBC2
    N: 25.7455, S: 25.7455, E: -80.5338, W: -80.5338

    NESRST6-2
    N: 25.7598, S: 25.7598, E: -80.6156, W: -80.6156

    NESRST7-3
    N: 25.76, S: 25.76, E: -80.6373, W: -80.6373

    NESRS12
    N: 25.7073, S: 25.7073, E: -80.6063, W: -80.6063

    NESRST5-2
    N: 25.7607, S: 25.7607, E: -80.6121, W: -80.6121

    NESRST6-4
    N: 25.7541, S: 25.7541, E: -80.6156, W: -80.6156

    NESRST7-2
    N: 25.7606, S: 25.7606, E: -80.6373, W: -80.6373

    NESRST2-5
    N: 25.7586, S: 25.7586, E: -80.5206, W: -80.5206

    NESRST8-5
    N: 25.7589, S: 25.7589, E: -80.6438, W: -80.6438

    NESRS11
    N: 25.6917, S: 25.6917, E: -80.6353, W: -80.6353

    NESRSBN
    N: 25.753, S: 25.753, E: -80.5245, W: -80.5245

    NESRS4
    N: 25.7547, S: 25.7547, E: -80.5167, W: -80.5167

    NESRST1-3
    N: 25.7587, S: 25.7587, E: -80.5074, W: -80.5074

    NESRST7-5
    N: 25.7541, S: 25.7541, E: -80.6373, W: -80.6373

    NESRST3-3
    N: 25.7585, S: 25.7585, E: -80.526, W: -80.526

    NESRST5-4
    N: 25.7599, S: 25.7599, E: -80.6121, W: -80.6121

    NESRST3-2
    N: 25.7593, S: 25.7593, E: -80.526, W: -80.526

    NESRST8-2
    N: 25.7586, S: 25.7586, E: -80.6438, W: -80.6438

    NESRST6-5
    N: 25.7573, S: 25.7573, E: -80.6152, W: -80.6152

    NESRST7-7
    N: 25.7609, S: 25.7609, E: -80.6373, W: -80.6373

    NESRS29
    N: 25.7223, S: 25.7223, E: -80.6003, W: -80.6003

    NESRSBS
    N: 25.7263, S: 25.7263, E: -80.528, W: -80.528

    NESRS9
    N: 25.755, S: 25.755, E: -80.6138, W: -80.6138

    NESRST3-5
    N: 25.7555, S: 25.7555, E: -80.5261, W: -80.5261

    NESRS10
    N: 25.7532, S: 25.7532, E: -80.6353, W: -80.6353

    NESRS26
    N: 25.674, S: 25.674, E: -80.6688, W: -80.6688

    NESRST4-3
    N: 25.7605, S: 25.7605, E: -80.5322, W: -80.5322

    NESRST4-2
    N: 25.7606, S: 25.7606, E: -80.5322, W: -80.5322

    NESRST5-6
    N: 25.754, S: 25.754, E: -80.6121, W: -80.6121

    NESRSEC
    N: 25.7422, S: 25.7422, E: -80.5105, W: -80.5105

    NESRST4-6
    N: 25.7539, S: 25.7539, E: -80.5322, W: -80.5322

    NESRST8-4
    N: 25.7589, S: 25.7589, E: -80.6438, W: -80.6438

    NESRS28
    N: 25.746, S: 25.746, E: -80.6535, W: -80.6535

    NESRSEN
    N: 25.7495, S: 25.7495, E: -80.5087, W: -80.5087

    NESRSWS
    N: 25.7267, S: 25.7267, E: -80.5522, W: -80.5522

    NESRSWC
    N: 25.7445, S: 25.7445, E: -80.5487, W: -80.5487

    NESRSES
    N: 25.7258, S: 25.7258, E: -80.5175, W: -80.5175

    NESRST1-2
    N: 25.7591, S: 25.7591, E: -80.5074, W: -80.5074

    NESRS1
    N: 25.7473, S: 25.7473, E: -80.4992, W: -80.4992

    NESRST3-4
    N: 25.754, S: 25.754, E: -80.526, W: -80.526

    NESRS18
    N: 25.7255, S: 25.7255, E: -80.529, W: -80.529

    NESRS19
    N: 25.7193, S: 25.7193, E: -80.5577, W: -80.5577

    NESRS6
    N: 25.7578, S: 25.7578, E: -80.534, W: -80.534

    NESRST3-6
    N: 25.754, S: 25.754, E: -80.526, W: -80.526

    NESRS7
    N: 25.7553, S: 25.7553, E: -80.5742, W: -80.5742

    NESRS13
    N: 25.6898, S: 25.6898, E: -80.5465, W: -80.5465

    NESRST1-6
    N: 25.7502, S: 25.7502, E: -80.5074, W: -80.5074

    NESRST5-7
    N: 25.7572, S: 25.7572, E: -80.6121, W: -80.6121

    NESRS14
    N: 25.703, S: 25.703, E: -80.5133, W: -80.5133

    NESRS21
    N: 25.6322, S: 25.6322, E: -80.6617, W: -80.6617

    NESRS15
    N: 25.7025, S: 25.7025, E: -80.5007, W: -80.5007

    NESRST2-2
    N: 25.7607, S: 25.7607, E: -80.5206, W: -80.5206

    NESRS16
    N: 25.6757, S: 25.6757, E: -80.5183, W: -80.5183

    NESRSWN
    N: 25.7502, S: 25.7502, E: -80.5487, W: -80.5487

    NESRS17
    N: 25.7317, S: 25.7317, E: -80.4985, W: -80.4985

    NESRS2
    N: 25.7483, S: 25.7483, E: -80.5022, W: -80.5022

    NESRS20
    N: 25.6695, S: 25.6695, E: -80.6178, W: -80.6178

    NESRS30
    N: 25.6643, S: 25.6643, E: -80.54, W: -80.54

    NESRS35
    N: 25.5515, S: 25.5515, E: -80.5995, W: -80.5995

    NESRS33
    N: 25.6103, S: 25.6103, E: -80.5512, W: -80.5512

    NESRS8
    N: 25.7517, S: 25.7517, E: -80.5905, W: -80.5905

    NESRS27
    N: 25.7352, S: 25.7352, E: -80.672, W: -80.672

    NESRS31
    N: 25.642, S: 25.642, E: -80.5772, W: -80.5772

    NESRS36
    N: 25.577, S: 25.577, E: -80.662, W: -80.662

    NESRS32
    N: 25.624, S: 25.624, E: -80.5783, W: -80.5783

    NESRS34
    N: 25.5775, S: 25.5775, E: -80.5757, W: -80.5757

    NESRST8-1
    N: 25.76, S: 25.76, E: -80.6438, W: -80.6438

    NESRST6-1
    N: 25.7609, S: 25.7609, E: -80.6156, W: -80.6156

    NESRST5-1
    N: 25.7608, S: 25.7608, E: -80.6121, W: -80.6121

    NESRST7-1
    N: 25.7609, S: 25.7609, E: -80.6373, W: -80.6373

  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Vegetation Data Collected in Northeast Shark River Slough-TX
      Attribute Name:
      UniqueID
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      sampling event unique identification
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      sampling event unique identification
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      TX_BC_Site
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      TX or BC?
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      TX or BC?
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Site_Name
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Sites where samples were collected
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Sites where samples were collected
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Replicate
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Repeated samples from same sites
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Repeated samples from same sites
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      UTM_X
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Universal Transverse Mercator
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: meter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      UTM_Y
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Universal Transverse Mercator
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: meter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Latitude
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Latitude in decimal degrees
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Longitude
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Longitude in decimal degrees
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      Season
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Wet or Dry
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Wet or Dry
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SW_Depth
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Depth of surface water
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      SW_TEMP
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Temperature of surface water
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      SW_pH
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface Water pH Value
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Conductivity
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface Water Conductivity
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: micromhosPerCentimeter
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      DO
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface Water Dissolved Oxygen
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerLiter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Floc_depth
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Depth of floc as measured from soil core tube
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Type
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Type of soil at site: 1=rock, 2=marl, 3=peat
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Type of soil at site: 1=rock, 2=marl, 3=peat
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Depth
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Average depth of soil at throw, in cm; 101=greater than 1m
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mat_Type
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Type of periphyton at site: 1=calcareous, 2=calcareous/organic, 3=organic
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Type of periphyton at site: 1=calcareous, 2=calcareous/organic, 3=organic
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Plot_Area_m2
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Plot size m2
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: meter
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Accretion
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil depth accumulated over feldspar marker
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeter
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_Submersed_Total_Biovolume
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Total biovolume of periphyton + associated submersed vegetation, in mL
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliliter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_Biovolume
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Total biovolume of periphyton only in mL
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliliter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_subsample_volume
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Total volume of periphyton brought back for processing in lab, in mL
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliliter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Total_Periphyton_Aerial_Cover_percent
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Total aerial cover of periphyton, as % of 1m quadrat
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      percent_Benthic_of_Sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of benthic periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      percent_of_bottom_with_periphyton
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of benthos within throw covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      percent_Sweaters_of_Sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of epiphytic periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      percent_of_plants_with_sweaters
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of plants within throw covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Sweater_Sp1
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Sweater_Sp2
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      2nd dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2nd dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Sweater_Sp3
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      3rd dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      3rd dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      percent_Floating_of_Sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of floating periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      percent_water_surface_with_floating_peri
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of water column covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Floating_Sp1
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      1st dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      1st dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Floating_Sp2
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      2nd dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2nd dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      percent_Green_algae_of_Sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of filamentous or organic periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Green_sp1
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      percent_Floc_of_Sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of flocculent material
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Total_sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Total periphyton composition
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Canopy_height
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Average height of plants within throw, in cm
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Plant_cover_percent
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of throw covered by macrophytes
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      CLAJAM_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Cladium jamaicense number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      CLAJAM_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Cladium jamaicense number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      CRIAME_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Crinum americanum number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      CRIAME_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Crinum americanum number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      ELECEL_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Eleocharis cellulosa number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      ELECEL_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Eleocharis cellulosa number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      ELEELO_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Eleocharis elongata number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      ELEELO_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Eleocharis elongata number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      PANHEM_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Panicum hemitomon number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      PANHEM_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Panicum hemitomon number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      PONCOR_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Pontederia cordata number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      PONCOR_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Pontederia cordata number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      RHYTRA_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Rhynchospora tracii number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      RHYTRA_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Rhynchospora tracii number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      SAGLAN_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Sagittaria lancifolia number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      SAGLAN_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Sagittaria lancifolia number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      TYPDOM_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Typha dominguense number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      TYPDOM_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Typha dominguense number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_1
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      1st periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      1st periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_1_percent_present
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 1
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_2
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      2nd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2nd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_2_percent_present
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 2
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_3
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      3rd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      3rd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_3_percent_present
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 3
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 3
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_4
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      4th periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      4th periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_4_percent_present
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 4
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 4
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)


    • Data Table:   Vegetation Data Collect in NE Shark River Slough-BC
      Attribute Name:
      UniqueID
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      sampling event unique identification
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      sampling event unique identification
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      TX_BC_Site
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      TX or BC?
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      TX or BC?
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Site_Name
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Sites where samples were collected
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Sites where samples were collected
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Replicate
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Repeated samples from same sites
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Repeated samples from same sites
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      UTM_X
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Universal Transverse Mercator
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: meter
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      UTM_Y
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Universal Transverse Mercator
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: meter
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Latitude
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Latitude in decimal degrees
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Longitude
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Longitude in decimal degrees
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      Season
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Wet or Dry
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Wet or Dry
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SW_Depth
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Depth of surface water
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      SW_TEMP
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Temperature of surface water
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      SW_pH
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface Water pH Value
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: dimensionless
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Conductivity
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface Water Conductivity
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: micromhosPerCentimeter
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      DO
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Surface Water Dissolved Oxygen
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milligramsPerLiter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Floc_depth
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Depth of floc as measured from soil core tube
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Type
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Type of soil at site: 1=rock, 2=marl, 3=peat
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Type of soil at site: 1=rock, 2=marl, 3=peat
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Depth
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Average depth of soil at throw, in cm; 101=greater than 1m
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Mat_Type
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Type of periphyton at site: 1=calcareous, 2=calcareous/organic, 3=organic
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Type of periphyton at site: 1=calcareous, 2=calcareous/organic, 3=organic
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Plot_Area_m2
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Plot size m2
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: meter
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Soil_Accretion
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Soil depth accumulated over feldspar marker
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeter
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_Submersed_Total_Biovolume
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Total biovolume of periphyton + associated submersed vegetation, in mL
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliliter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_Biovolume
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Total biovolume of periphyton only in mL
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliliter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_subsample_volume
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Total volume of periphyton brought back for processing in lab, in mL
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliliter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Total_Periphyton_Aerial_Cover_percent
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Total aerial cover of periphyton, as % of 1m quadrat
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      percent_Benthic_of_Sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of benthic periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      percent_of_bottom_with_periphyton
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of benthos within throw covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      percent_Sweaters_of_Sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of epiphytic periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      percent_of_plants_with_sweaters
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of plants within throw covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Sweater_Sp1
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Sweater_Sp2
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      2nd dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2nd dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Sweater_Sp3
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      3rd dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      3rd dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      percent_Floating_of_Sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of floating periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      percent_water_surface_with_floating_peri
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of water column covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Floating_Sp1
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      1st dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      1st dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Floating_Sp2
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      2nd dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2nd dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      percent_Green_algae_of_Sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of filamentous or organic periphyton
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Green_sp1
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      percent_Floc_of_Sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of flocculent material
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Total_sample
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Total periphyton composition
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Canopy_height
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Average height of plants within throw, in cm
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Plant_cover_percent
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of throw covered by macrophytes
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      CLAJAM_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Cladium jamaicense number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      CLAJAM_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Cladium jamaicense number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: whole
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      CRIAME_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Crinum americanum number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      CRIAME_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Crinum americanum number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      ELECEL_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Eleocharis cellulosa number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      ELECEL_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Eleocharis cellulosa number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      ELEELO_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Eleocharis elongata number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      ELEELO_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Eleocharis elongata number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      PANHEM_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Panicum hemitomon number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      PANHEM_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Panicum hemitomon number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      PONCOR_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Pontederia cordata number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      PONCOR_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Pontederia cordata number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      RHYTRA_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Rhynchospora tracii number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      RHYTRA_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Rhynchospora tracii number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      SAGLAN_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Sagittaria lancifolia number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      SAGLAN_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Sagittaria lancifolia number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      TYPDOM_live
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Typha dominguense number of live plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      TYPDOM_dead
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      Typha dominguense number of dead plants
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_1
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      1st periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      1st periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_1_percent_present
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 1
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_2
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      2nd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2nd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_2_percent_present
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 2
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: natural
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_3
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      3rd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      3rd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_3_percent_present
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 3
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 3
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_4
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      4th periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      4th periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_4_percent_present
      Attribute Label:
      Attribute Definition:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 4
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 4
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not collected)


  • Methods
    Method Step

    Description
    Samples were collected during wet (September-November) and dry seasons (March-May) from 2006 to 2019. Nitrile gloves were worn during sample collection, bottles were rinsed with surface water 3 times. Surface water samples were collected once at each site when water was present. At each site a quadrat was thrown in three random locations to total three replicates for all other measurements. Time was recorded after each quadrat throw. Three replicate samples (triplicates) of soil, floc, sawgrass, and periphyton (if present) were collected from each site. Water quality was measured and recorded in situ using a YSI Professional Plus ( e.g., pH, conductivity, DO, and temperature). Canopy height, water and soil depth were measured using meter stick and soil probe at each location.
    Approximately 500 mL of unfiltered surface water was collected from mid-depth in the water column (lower boundary floc/water interface, upper boundary water/air interface) at each location according to South Florida Water management District (SFWMD) sampling protocols.
    Soil and the overlying floc were sampled using intact coring. Soil cores were collected by inserting a plastic tube of known diameter (surface area 1 m2) through the floc and into the soil. Once collected, the cores were separated into the floc (single measured depth increment) and the 0-2 cm, and 2-10 cm soil depth increments. To characterize background conditions, the 0-2 and 2-10 cm were individually analyzed and then proportionately combined to create a 0-10 cm increment to compare to other studies that typically use a surficial 0-10 cm soil core (e.g., REMAP USEPA; Osborne et al. 2011). Soil type (marl, peat, rock) is observed per core and recorded.
    Total periphyton aerial cover and water surface with floating periphyton were recorded as a percentage. A 2000 ml graduated cylinder was then used to measure total periphyton + submersed total biovolume (ml); periphyton biovolume was recorded separately (ml); benthic of sample, sweaters of sample, and floating of sample were all recorded as a percentage. About 120 mL of periphyton was collected from each site when present; however, periphyton was mostly absent during the dry season and at sites closest to the Tamiami Canal. When no periphyton was present, a small grab sample of debris and detritus was collected from the sediment surface. Periphyton mat type was observed per sample and recorded. Species name and relative percentages were recorded for the 4 most common periphyton associated macrophytes. The three most dominant plant species covered in calcareous sweaters were recorded. The two most dominant submersed macrophyte species covered by periphyton were recorded.
    Plant cover (approximate density of all live and dead emergent stems) at each location was recorded as a percentage. Live and dead plant counts (emergent stems) were taken for the following species, Cladium jamaicense, Crinum americanum, Eleocharis cellulose, Eleocharis elongate, Panicum hemitomon, Pontederia cordata, Rhynchospora tracii, Sagittaria lancifolia, and Typha dominguense. Three leaves of sawgrass were collected per location and placed in a brown paper bag when present. All collected surface water, soil, floc, periphyton, and vegetation samples were packed in pre-labeled plastic bottles or tubes and shipped on ice in coolers to SFWMD on the same day of sample collection for analyses.
    FIU's CAChE Nutrient Core Facility and the SFWMD labs are NELAC Certified for non-potable water-General Chemistry under State Lab ID E76930 (FIU) and E46077 (SFWMD). For water samples, TP was analyzed following Solorzano and Sharp (1980), and TN was measured with an Antek TN analyzer (Antek Instruments, Houston, Texas, USA), and TC and TOC were analyzed by using a Shimadzu TOC Analyzer (Shimadzu Corporation, Columbia, Maryland, USA).
    Total carbon and TN of oven-dried floc, periphyton, sawgrass, and soil samples were analyzed by the high-temperature dry combustion method using a Carlo-Erba NA-1500 CNS Analyzer (Nelson and Sommers 1996). Determination of TP was done by oxidation (dry combustion) and hydrolysis of the P-containing compounds in the sample to soluble forms (soluble reactive, ortho-P; SRP) using MgSO4/H2SO4 and HCl (Solórzano and Sharp 1980), and then followed by standard colorimetric analysis of the resultant SRP (USEPA 1996, method 365.1). Elemental ratios (TC:TP, TN:TP) were calculated as molar. O'Dell, J. W. (1993). (rep.) Method 365.1, Revision 2.0: Determination of Phosphorous by Semi-Automated Colorimetry (rev. 2). Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Nelson DW, Sommers LE (1996) Total Carbon, organic carbon, and organic matter. In Sparks, DL. Eds Methods of Soil Analysis Part 3 SSSA Book Series Madison. pp. 961-1010. Solórzano L, Sharp JH (1980) Determination of total dissolved phosphorus particulate phosphorus in natural water. Limnology and Oceanography 25:754–758.


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  • Keywords
    periphyton, nutrient cycling, discharge, long term monitoring, sawgrass, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: John Kominoski 
    • Organization: Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University
    • Email: jkominos@fiu.edu

  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Vegetation Data Collected in Northeast Shark River Slough-TX

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    Vegetation_Data-TX
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    Vegetation Data Collected in Northeast Shark River Slough-TX
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    Data Table:  Vegetation Data Collect in NE Shark River Slough-BC

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    Vegetation_Data-BC
    Entity Description:
    Vegetation Data Collect in NE Shark River Slough-BC
    Object Name:
    FCE1229_BC.csv
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    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
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    ,
    Number of Records:
    804