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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
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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 2020-10-26.

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Vegetation Data Collected in Northeast Shark River Slough-TX
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uid=FCE,o=LTER,dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org all public read doi:10.6073/pasta/510de0ee18750619c160efd857211700 Vegetation data collected from Northeast Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida, from September 2006 to present Chris Rizzie  Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University crizz005@fiu.edu https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1994-9745 Andrea Nocentini  Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University anocenti@fiu.edu Franco Tobias  Southeast Environmental Research Center, Florida International University tobiasf@fiu.edu John Kominoski  Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University jkominos@fiu.edu https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0978-3326 Gaiser Evelyn  Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University gaisere@fiu.edu https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2065-4821 Chris Rizzie  Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University crizz005@fiu.edu https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1994-9745 Field Technician Chris Rizzie  Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University crizz005@fiu.edu https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1994-9745 Data Manager 2020-08-12 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. periphyton nutrient cycling discharge long term monitoring LTER Thesaurus sawgrass FCE FCE LTER Florida Coastal Everglades LTER FCE Keyword List This information is released under the Creative Commons license - Attribution - CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The consumer of these data (\"Data User\" herein) is required to cite it appropriately in any publication that results from its use. The Data User should realize that these data may be actively used by others for ongoing research and that coordination may be necessary to prevent duplicate publication. The Data User is urged to contact the authors of these data if any questions about methodology or results occur. Where appropriate, the Data User is encouraged to consider collaboration or co-authorship with the authors. The Data User should realize that misinterpretation of data may occur if used out of context of the original study. While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and associated documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available \"as is.\" The Data User should be aware, however, that data are updated periodically and it is the responsibility of the Data User to check for new versions of the data. The data authors and the repository where these data were obtained shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of the data. Thank you. 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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. Assessing Near-Field and Landscape Scale Ecological Effects of the Modified Water Deliveries and Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Projects in Northeast Shark River Slough, Everglades National Par John Kominoski  Department of Biological Science, Institute of Environment, Florida International University jkominos@fiu.edu https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0978-3326 Principal Investigator NPS P16AC01704 Vegetation_Data-TX Vegetation Data Collected in Northeast Shark River Slough-TX

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Site_Name Sites where samples were collected string Sites where samples were collected Replicate Repeated samples from same sites string Repeated samples from same sites UTM_X Universal Transverse Mercator float meter whole 0 656767 UTM_Y Universal Transverse Mercator float meter whole 0 2849299 Latitude Latitude in decimal degrees float degree real 25.5515 25.7609 Longitude Longitude in decimal degrees float degree real -80.672 -80.4985 Date Collection Date date YYYY-MM-DD Season Wet or Dry string Wet or Dry SW_Depth Depth of surface water float centimeter real 0.5 99 NA not collected SW_TEMP Temperature of surface water float celsius real 2 39.1 NA not collected SW_pH Surface Water pH Value float dimensionless real 6.2 8.9 NA not collected Conductivity Surface Water Conductivity float micromhosPerCentimeter natural 5 823 NA not collected DO Surface Water Dissolved Oxygen float milligramsPerLiter real 0.1 166 NA not collected Floc_depth Depth of floc as measured from soil core tube float centimeter whole 0 23 NA not collected Soil_Type Type of soil at site: 1=rock, 2=marl, 3=peat string Type of soil at site: 1=rock, 2=marl, 3=peat Soil_Depth Average depth of soil at throw, in cm; 101=greater than 1m float centimeter whole 0 8137 NA not collected Mat_Type Type of periphyton at site: 1=calcareous, 2=calcareous/organic, 3=organic string Type of periphyton at site: 1=calcareous, 2=calcareous/organic, 3=organic Plot_Area_m2 Plot size m2 float meter natural 1 1 NA not collected Soil_Accretion Soil depth accumulated over feldspar marker float millimeter natural 1 45 NA not collected Periphyton_Submersed_Total_Biovolume Total biovolume of periphyton + associated submersed vegetation, in mL float milliliter whole 0 28000 NA not collected Periphyton_Biovolume Total biovolume of periphyton only in mL float milliliter whole 0 18600 NA not collected Periphyton_subsample_volume Total volume of periphyton brought back for processing in lab, in mL float milliliter whole 0 500 NA not collected Total_Periphyton_Aerial_Cover_percent Total aerial cover of periphyton, as % of 1m quadrat float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected percent_Benthic_of_Sample % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of benthic periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected percent_of_bottom_with_periphyton % of benthos within throw covered by periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected percent_Sweaters_of_Sample % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of epiphytic periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected percent_of_plants_with_sweaters % of plants within throw covered by periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected Sweater_Sp1 1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton string 1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton Sweater_Sp2 2nd dominant plant species covered by periphyton string 2nd dominant plant species covered by periphyton Sweater_Sp3 3rd dominant plant species covered by periphyton string 3rd dominant plant species covered by periphyton percent_Floating_of_Sample % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of floating periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected percent_water_surface_with_floating_peri % of water column covered by periphyton float percent whole 0 95 NA not collected Floating_Sp1 1st dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton string 1st dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton Floating_Sp2 2nd dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton string 2nd dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton percent_Green_algae_of_Sample % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of filamentous or organic periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected Green_sp1 1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton string 1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton percent_Floc_of_Sample % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of flocculent material float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected Total_sample Total periphyton composition float number whole 0 140 NA not collected Canopy_height Average height of plants within throw, in cm float centimeter whole 0 300 NA not collected Plant_cover_percent % of throw covered by macrophytes float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected CLAJAM_live Cladium jamaicense number of live plants float number whole 0 248 NA not collected CLAJAM_dead Cladium jamaicense number of dead plants float number whole 0 569 NA not collected CRIAME_live Crinum americanum number of live plants float number natural 1 58 NA not collected CRIAME_dead Crinum americanum number of dead plants float number natural 1 8 NA not collected ELECEL_live Eleocharis cellulosa number of live plants float number natural 1 475 NA not collected ELECEL_dead Eleocharis cellulosa number of dead plants float number natural 1 392 NA not collected ELEELO_live Eleocharis elongata number of live plants float number natural 2 11328 NA not collected ELEELO_dead Eleocharis elongata number of dead plants float number natural 2 1232 NA not collected PANHEM_live Panicum hemitomon number of live plants float number natural 1 156 NA not collected PANHEM_dead Panicum hemitomon number of dead plants float number natural 1 76 NA not collected PONCOR_live Pontederia cordata number of live plants float number natural 1 76 NA not collected PONCOR_dead Pontederia cordata number of dead plants float number natural 1 48 NA not collected RHYTRA_live Rhynchospora tracii number of live plants float number natural 1 544 NA not collected RHYTRA_dead Rhynchospora tracii number of dead plants float number natural 1 952 NA not collected SAGLAN_live Sagittaria lancifolia number of live plants float number natural 1 1232 NA not collected SAGLAN_dead Sagittaria lancifolia number of dead plants float number natural 1 5 NA not collected TYPDOM_live Typha dominguense number of live plants float number natural 1 148 NA not collected TYPDOM_dead Typha dominguense number of dead plants float number natural 1 96 NA not collected Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_1 1st periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw string 1st periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_1_percent_present % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 1 float percent natural 1 100 NA not collected Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_2 2nd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw string 2nd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_2_percent_present % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 2 float percent natural 1 60 NA not collected Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_3 3rd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw string 3rd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_3_percent_present % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 3 string % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 3 NA not collected Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_4 4th periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw string 4th periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_4_percent_present % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 4 string % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 4 NA not collected 1730 Vegetation_Data-BC Vegetation Data Collect in NE Shark River Slough-BC

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Site_Name Sites where samples were collected string Sites where samples were collected Replicate Repeated samples from same sites string Repeated samples from same sites UTM_X Universal Transverse Mercator float meter natural 449568 656767 UTM_Y Universal Transverse Mercator float meter natural 2825798 2848924 Latitude Latitude in decimal degrees float degree real 25.5515 25.7578 Longitude Longitude in decimal degrees float degree real -80.672 -80.4985 Date Collection Date date YYYY-MM-DD Season Wet or Dry string Wet or Dry SW_Depth Depth of surface water float centimeter real 0.5 78 NA not collected SW_TEMP Temperature of surface water float celsius real 2 39.1 NA not collected SW_pH Surface Water pH Value float dimensionless real 6.4 8.9 NA not collected Conductivity Surface Water Conductivity float micromhosPerCentimeter natural 6 671 NA not collected DO Surface Water Dissolved Oxygen float milligramsPerLiter real 0.8 166 NA not collected Floc_depth Depth of floc as measured from soil core tube float centimeter whole 0 6 NA not collected Soil_Type Type of soil at site: 1=rock, 2=marl, 3=peat string Type of soil at site: 1=rock, 2=marl, 3=peat Soil_Depth Average depth of soil at throw, in cm; 101=greater than 1m float centimeter whole 0 8137 NA not collected Mat_Type Type of periphyton at site: 1=calcareous, 2=calcareous/organic, 3=organic string Type of periphyton at site: 1=calcareous, 2=calcareous/organic, 3=organic Plot_Area_m2 Plot size m2 float meter natural 1 1 NA not collected Soil_Accretion Soil depth accumulated over feldspar marker float millimeter natural NA not collected Periphyton_Submersed_Total_Biovolume Total biovolume of periphyton + associated submersed vegetation, in mL float milliliter whole 0 16800 NA not collected Periphyton_Biovolume Total biovolume of periphyton only in mL float milliliter whole 0 15792 NA not collected Periphyton_subsample_volume Total volume of periphyton brought back for processing in lab, in mL float milliliter whole 0 500 NA not collected Total_Periphyton_Aerial_Cover_percent Total aerial cover of periphyton, as % of 1m quadrat float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected percent_Benthic_of_Sample % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of benthic periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected percent_of_bottom_with_periphyton % of benthos within throw covered by periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected percent_Sweaters_of_Sample % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of epiphytic periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected percent_of_plants_with_sweaters % of plants within throw covered by periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected Sweater_Sp1 1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton string 1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton Sweater_Sp2 2nd dominant plant species covered by periphyton string 2nd dominant plant species covered by periphyton Sweater_Sp3 3rd dominant plant species covered by periphyton string 3rd dominant plant species covered by periphyton percent_Floating_of_Sample % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of floating periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected percent_water_surface_with_floating_peri % of water column covered by periphyton float percent whole 0 95 NA not collected Floating_Sp1 1st dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton string 1st dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton Floating_Sp2 2nd dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton string 2nd dominant submersed macrophyte covered by periphyton percent_Green_algae_of_Sample % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of filamentous or organic periphyton float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected Green_sp1 1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton string 1st dominant plant species covered by periphyton percent_Floc_of_Sample % of periphyton sample brought back for processing composed of flocculent material float percent whole 0 100 NA not collected Total_sample Total periphyton composition float number whole 0 100 NA not collected Canopy_height Average height of plants within throw, in cm float centimeter whole 0 122 NA not collected Plant_cover_percent % of throw covered by macrophytes float percent whole 0 95 NA not collected CLAJAM_live Cladium jamaicense number of live plants float number whole 0 121 NA not collected CLAJAM_dead Cladium jamaicense number of dead plants float number whole 0 198 NA not collected CRIAME_live Crinum americanum number of live plants float number natural 1 58 NA not collected CRIAME_dead Crinum americanum number of dead plants float number natural 1 8 NA not collected ELECEL_live Eleocharis cellulosa number of live plants float number natural 1 475 NA not collected ELECEL_dead Eleocharis cellulosa number of dead plants float number natural 1 392 NA not collected ELEELO_live Eleocharis elongata number of live plants float number natural 2 11328 NA not collected ELEELO_dead Eleocharis elongata number of dead plants float number natural 2 1232 NA not collected PANHEM_live Panicum hemitomon number of live plants float number natural 1 72 NA not collected PANHEM_dead Panicum hemitomon number of dead plants float number natural 1 76 NA not collected PONCOR_live Pontederia cordata number of live plants float number natural 4 22 NA not collected PONCOR_dead Pontederia cordata number of dead plants float number natural 2 6 NA not collected RHYTRA_live Rhynchospora tracii number of live plants float number natural 1 544 NA not collected RHYTRA_dead Rhynchospora tracii number of dead plants float number natural 1 952 NA not collected SAGLAN_live Sagittaria lancifolia number of live plants float number natural 1 1232 NA not collected SAGLAN_dead Sagittaria lancifolia number of dead plants float number natural 1 5 NA not collected TYPDOM_live Typha dominguense number of live plants float number natural 1 12 NA not collected TYPDOM_dead Typha dominguense number of dead plants float number natural 2 31 NA not collected Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_1 1st periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw string 1st periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_1_percent_present % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 1 float percent natural 1 100 NA not collected Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_2 2nd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw string 2nd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_2_percent_present % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 2 float percent natural 1 60 NA not collected Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_3 3rd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw string 3rd periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_3_percent_present % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 3 string % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 3 NA not collected Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_4 4th periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw string 4th periphyton-associated submersed macrophyte in throw Periphyton_associated_macrophyte_4_percent_present % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 4 string % of periphyton composed of macrophyte 4 NA not collected 804 equivalent to microsiemensPerCentimer (SI unit)