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Community structure of aquatic vertebrates and macroinvertebrates in relation to hydrologic variables in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida USA: Ongoing since 2012


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(Zip file containing 14 files)

Authors: Joel Trexler
Time period: 2012-04-10 to 2018-09-25
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1235.1

How to cite:
Trexler, J.. 2021. Community structure of aquatic vertebrates and macroinvertebrates in relation to hydrologic variables in the Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida USA: Ongoing since 2012. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/df9603a04633ca1fabe56d0ba2655b8f. Dataset accessed 2022-12-05.

Geographic Coverage
This data set contains the following files.

nesrs_plant_codes
Plant codes, their scientific names, and method of quantification in this study
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_invertebrate_codes
species codes for invertebrate species
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_nonfish_vertebrate_codes
non-fish vertebrate species codes
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_fishcodes
fish codes for species found in the Everglades
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_hydro_2012_2018
hydrology data
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_craylen
Crayfish length data
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_fishlen
Fish length data
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_phys
Physical Characteristics
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_wwt
Weight weights
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_craycount
Count of crayfish species
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_fishcount
Count of fish species
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_invtcount
Count of invertebrates
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_vertcount
Count of non-fish vertebrates
Attribute table details     Download

nesrs_veg
Vegetation
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Detailed Metadata


  • Dataset Abstract
    The purpose of this project is to characterize the community structure of aquatic fauna (macroinvertebrates and fishes) and floating mats (including periphyton) across the heterogenous landscape of the NE Shark River Slough in Everglades NP. The community structure (abundance, biomass, and species composition) of floating mat, emergent vascular plants, fishes, and macroinvertebrates, and the spatial distribution of the latter in relation to hydrology, are among the key performance measures targeted for monitoring. The aim of our study is to provide a baseline characterization of these parameters so that the impact of future management activities (e.g., Modified Water Deliveries and Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan) can be assessed.

    The study area is sampled during the late wet season (September through November) to capture data when all sites are innundated with water and aquatic animal standing stocks are typically at their maximum. We document landscape-scale patterns in the NE Shark River Slough from this comprehensive sampling.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Bounding Coordinates
    1
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    2
    N: 25.74833333, S: 25.74833333, E: -80.50216667, W: -80.50216667

    4
    N: 25.75466667, S: 25.75466667, E: -80.51666667, W: -80.51666667

    6
    N: 25.75783333, S: 25.75783333, E: -80.53399999999999, W: -80.53399999999999

    7
    N: 25.75533333, S: 25.75533333, E: -80.57416667, W: -80.57416667

    8
    N: 25.75166667, S: 25.75166667, E: -80.5905, W: -80.5905

    9
    N: 25.755, S: 25.755, E: -80.61383333, W: -80.61383333

    10
    N: 25.75316667, S: 25.75316667, E: -80.63533333, W: -80.63533333

    11
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    12
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    13
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    14
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    15
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    17
    N: 25.73166667, S: 25.73166667, E: -80.4985, W: -80.4985

    18
    N: 25.7255, S: 25.7255, E: -80.529, W: -80.529

    19
    N: 25.71933333, S: 25.71933333, E: -80.55766667, W: -80.55766667

    20
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    35
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    36
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    EN
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    EC
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    ES
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    BN
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    BC
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    BC2
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    BS
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    WN
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    WC
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    WS
    N: 25.72668741, S: 25.72668741, E: -80.55210288, W: -80.55210288

  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Plant codes, their scientific names, and method of quantification in this study
      Attribute Name:
      Code
      Attribute Label:
      Code
      Attribute Definition:
      Plant Species code
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Plant Species code
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Scientific_name
      Attribute Label:
      Scientific_name
      Attribute Definition:
      scientific species name
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      scientific species name
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Common_name
      Attribute Label:
      Common_name
      Attribute Definition:
      plant species common name
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      plant species common name
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Quantified_how
      Attribute Label:
      Quantified_how
      Attribute Definition:
      The method used to quantify this species
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      The method used to quantify this species
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   species codes for invertebrate species
      Attribute Name:
      Code
      Attribute Label:
      Code
      Attribute Definition:
      species code for invertebrate species
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      species code for invertebrate species
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Scientific_name
      Attribute Label:
      Scientific_name
      Attribute Definition:
      scientific species name
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      scientific species name
      Missing Value Code:
      . (No scientific name available)

      Attribute Name:
      Common_name_description
      Attribute Label:
      Common_name_description
      Attribute Definition:
      species common name or description of species
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      species common name or description of species
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Note
      Attribute Label:
      Note
      Attribute Definition:
      Any notes related to the species
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Any notes related to the species
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   non-fish vertebrate species codes
      Attribute Name:
      Code
      Attribute Label:
      Code
      Attribute Definition:
      non-fish vertebrate species code
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      non-fish vertebrate species code
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Scientific_name
      Attribute Label:
      Scientific_name
      Attribute Definition:
      non-fish vertebrate scientific name
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      non-fish vertebrate scientific name
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (not available)

      Attribute Name:
      Common_name_description
      Attribute Label:
      Common_name_description
      Attribute Definition:
      common name or description of species
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      common name or description of species
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Note
      Attribute Label:
      Note
      Attribute Definition:
      Any notes about the species
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Any notes about the species
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   fish codes for species found in the Everglades
      Attribute Name:
      Code
      Attribute Label:
      Code
      Attribute Definition:
      Species code
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Species code
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Scientific_name
      Attribute Label:
      Scientific_name
      Attribute Definition:
      Species scientific name
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Species scientific name
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Common_name
      Attribute Label:
      Common_name
      Attribute Definition:
      common name of fish species
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      common name of fish species
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Native
      Attribute Label:
      Native
      Attribute Definition:
      Is species a native or not?
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      0= fish is not native
      1= fish is native
      nan= unknown or not applicable
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Notes
      Attribute Label:
      Notes
      Attribute Definition:
      Notes about fish species
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Notes about fish species
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   hydrology data
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      REGION
      Attribute Definition:
      code for area of everglades
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      code for area of everglades
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      SITE
      Attribute Definition:
      code for site location
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      code for site location
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      THROW
      Attribute Label:
      THROW
      Attribute Definition:
      Throw trap sample number (1,2, or 3)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Throw trap sample number (1,2, or 3)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CUM
      Attribute Label:
      CUM
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEAR
      Attribute Label:
      YEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      calendar year
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      TIME OF YEAR SAMPLE WAS TAKEN
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2= March-April
      4= September-October
      5= November-December
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      MONTH
      Attribute Label:
      MONTH
      Attribute Definition:
      calendar month
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      calendar month
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      calendar day
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      calendar day
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      TIME
      Attribute Label:
      TIME
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING COUNTER
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DEPTH_AVE_30DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DEPTH_AVE_30DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      30 DAY MOVING AVERAGE DEPTH
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DEPTH_AVE_60DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DEPTH_AVE_60DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      60 DAY MOVING AVERAGE DEPTH
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DEPTH_AVE_90DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DEPTH_AVE_90DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      90 DAY MOVING AVERAGE DEPTH
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DEPTH_AVE_180DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DEPTH_AVE_180DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      180 DAY MOVING AVERAGE DEPTH
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DEPTH_AVE_365DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DEPTH_AVE_365DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      365 DAY MOVING AVERAGE DEPTH
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      WET_SUM_365DAY
      Attribute Label:
      WET_SUM_365DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      SUM OF WET VARIABLE FOR THE PREVIOUS 365 DAYS
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SEASON
      Attribute Label:
      SEASON
      Attribute Definition:
      season
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      DRY= December-April
      WET= May-Nov
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DEPTH
      Attribute Label:
      DEPTH
      Attribute Definition:
      DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OBSERVED NESRS DEPTH AND EDEN DEPTH
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DSLDD_0
      Attribute Label:
      DSLDD_0
      Attribute Definition:
      DAYS SINCE LAST DRY DOWN TO 0CM
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DSLDD_2_5
      Attribute Label:
      DSLDD_2_5
      Attribute Definition:
      DAYS SINCE LAST DRY DOWN <=2.5cm
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DSLDD
      Attribute Label:
      DSLDD
      Attribute Definition:
      DAYS SINCE LAST DRY DOWN <=5cm
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DSLDD_10
      Attribute Label:
      DSLDD_10
      Attribute Definition:
      DAYS SINCE LAST DRY DOWN <=10cm
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DSLDD_15
      Attribute Label:
      DSLDD_15
      Attribute Definition:
      DAYS SINCE LAST DRY DOWN <=15cm
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DSLDD_20
      Attribute Label:
      DSLDD_20
      Attribute Definition:
      DAYS SINCE LAST DRY DOWN <=20cm
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DSLDD_25
      Attribute Label:
      DSLDD_25
      Attribute Definition:
      DAYS SINCE LAST DRY DOWN <=25cm
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DSLDD_30
      Attribute Label:
      DSLDD_30
      Attribute Definition:
      DAYS SINCE LAST DRY DOWN <=30cm
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DSLDD_35
      Attribute Label:
      DSLDD_35
      Attribute Definition:
      DAYS SINCE LAST DRY DOWN <=35cm
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DRY_LEN
      Attribute Label:
      DRY_LEN
      Attribute Definition:
      DURATION OF DRYING EVENT at 5CM (days)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DRY_LEN10
      Attribute Label:
      DRY_LEN10
      Attribute Definition:
      DURATION OF DRYING EVENT at 10CM (days)
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      LASTDAYDRY
      Attribute Label:
      LASTDAYDRY
      Attribute Definition:
      NUMBER OF DAYS DEPTH MEASURED <=5CM
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      LASTDAYDRY10
      Attribute Label:
      LASTDAYDRY10
      Attribute Definition:
      LENGTH OF MOST RECENT DRYING EVENT at 10CM (days)
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      LASTDEPTHDRY
      Attribute Label:
      LASTDEPTHDRY
      Attribute Definition:
      MINIMUM DEPTH OF THE LAST DRYING EVENT
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      EVENT
      Attribute Label:
      EVENT
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE 5CM DRYING EVENT COUNTER
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      COUNTER
      Attribute Label:
      COUNTER
      Attribute Definition:
      LASTDAYDRY, NUMBER OF DAYS DEPTH MEASURED <=5CM
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      HYDRO_COUNT
      Attribute Label:
      HYDRO_COUNT
      Attribute Definition:
      NUMBER OF DAYS DEPTH MEASURED <=5CM, RESETS EACH YEAR
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      HYDROPERIOD5CM
      Attribute Label:
      HYDROPERIOD5CM
      Attribute Definition:
      NUMBER OF DAYS DEPTH MEASURED >5CM, RESETS EACH YEAR
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      HYDROPERIOD10CM
      Attribute Label:
      HYDROPERIOD10CM
      Attribute Definition:
      NUMBER OF DAYS DEPTH MEASURED >10CM, RESETS EACH YEAR
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      EVENT_1DAY
      Attribute Label:
      EVENT_1DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      COUNT OF 1 DAY DRYING EVENTS AT A SIT
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      EVENT_7DAY
      Attribute Label:
      EVENT_7DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      COUNT OF 7 DAY DRYING EVENTS AT A SITE
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      EVENT_15DAY
      Attribute Label:
      EVENT_15DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      COUNT OF 15 DAY DRYING EVENTS AT A SITE
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      LAGEVENT
      Attribute Label:
      LAGEVENT
      Attribute Definition:
      EVENT, CUMULATIVE 5CM DRYING EVENT COUNTER (number of days)
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEARLENGTH
      Attribute Label:
      YEARLENGTH
      Attribute Definition:
      NUMBER OF DAYS SINCE JAN 1
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DEPTHLAG30
      Attribute Label:
      DEPTHLAG30
      Attribute Definition:
      DEPTH OF MARSH 30 DAYS AGO
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DEPTHLAG60
      Attribute Label:
      DEPTHLAG60
      Attribute Definition:
      DEPTH OF MARSH 60 DAYS AGO
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DEPTHLAG90
      Attribute Label:
      DEPTHLAG90
      Attribute Definition:
      DEPTH OF MARSH 90 DAYS AGO
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      WATERYEAR
      Attribute Label:
      WATERYEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      YEAR ADJUSTED TO COINCIDE WITH BEGINNING OF WET SEASON IN MAY, IF MONTH<5 THEN YEAR=YEAR-1
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      WATERPERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      WATERPERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      IF DRY SEASON (MONTHS 1-4) THEN = MONTH+8, IF WET SEASON (MONTHS 5-12) THEN = MONTH-4
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      IF DRY SEASON (MONTHS 1-4) THEN = MONTH+8, IF WET SEASON (MONTHS 5-12) THEN = MONTH-4
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      HYDROPERIOD5CM_WATERYEAR
      Attribute Label:
      HYDROPERIOD5CM_WATERYEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      HYDROPERIOD5CM ADJUSTED TO WATERYEAR
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      HYDROPERIOD10CM_WATERYEAR
      Attribute Label:
      HYDROPERIOD10CM_WATERYEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      HYDROPERIOD10CM ADJUSTED TO WATERYEAR
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      HYDROPERIOD_ANNUAL
      Attribute Label:
      HYDROPERIOD_ANNUAL
      Attribute Definition:
      MAX VALUE OF HYDROPERIOD5CM FOR EACH YEAR
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      HYDROPERIOD_MEAN
      Attribute Label:
      HYDROPERIOD_MEAN
      Attribute Definition:
      MEAN HYDROPERIOD LENGTH FOR EACH SITE ACROSS ENTIRE TIME SERIES
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      REG_DSLDD
      Attribute Label:
      REG_DSLDD
      Attribute Definition:
      DAILY MEAN OF DSLDD ACROSS EACH REGION
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      REG_DEPTH
      Attribute Label:
      REG_DEPTH
      Attribute Definition:
      DAILY MEAN DEPTH FOR EACH REGION
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      EVENT_COUNTER
      Attribute Label:
      EVENT_COUNTER
      Attribute Definition:
      NUMBER OF 1 DAY DRYING EVENTS AT EACH PLOT ACROSS ENTIRE TIME SERIES
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      EVENT_COUNTER7
      Attribute Label:
      EVENT_COUNTER7
      Attribute Definition:
      NUMBER OF 7 DAY DRYING EVENTS AT EACH PLOT ACROSS ENTIRE TIME SERIES
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   Crayfish length data
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      REGION
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CUM
      Attribute Label:
      CUM
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      TIME OF YEAR SAMPLE WAS TAKEN
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2= March-April
      4= September-October
      5= November-December
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEAR
      Attribute Label:
      YEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR YEAR
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      MONTH
      Attribute Label:
      MONTH
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      SITE
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      THROW
      Attribute Label:
      THROW
      Attribute Definition:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Label:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Definition:
      CRAYFISH SPECIES COLLECTED (SEE INVERTEBRATE CODES)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CRAYFISH SPECIES COLLECTED (SEE INVERTEBRATE CODES)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      LENGTH
      Attribute Label:
      LENGTH
      Attribute Definition:
      TOTAL LENGTH OF FISH
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (NO CRAYFISH WERE COLLECTED IN THE SAMPLE)

      Attribute Name:
      SEX
      Attribute Label:
      SEX
      Attribute Definition:
      SEX OF CRAYFISH (1=MALE, 2=FEMALE, 3=JUVENILE)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      SEX OF CRAYFISH (1=MALE, 2=FEMALE, 3=JUVENILE)
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (NO CRAYFISH WERE COLLECTED IN THE SAMPLE)

      Attribute Name:
      FORM
      Attribute Label:
      FORM
      Attribute Definition:
      REPRODUCTIVE FORM (1=REPRODUCTIVE, 2=NON-REPRODUCTIVE)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      REPRODUCTIVE FORM (1=REPRODUCTIVE, 2=NON-REPRODUCTIVE)
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (NO CRAYFISH WERE COLLECTED IN THE SAMPLE)

      Attribute Name:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Definition:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Missing Value Code:
      . (NO COMMENT FOR SAMPLE)

      Attribute Name:
      DATE
      Attribute Label:
      DATE
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DATE
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   Fish length data
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      REGION
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CUM
      Attribute Label:
      CUM
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      TIME OF YEAR SAMPLE WAS TAKEN
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      1= January-February
      2= March-April
      3= July-August
      4= September-October
      5= November-December
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEAR
      Attribute Label:
      YEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR YEAR
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      MONTH
      Attribute Label:
      MONTH
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      SITE
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      THROW
      Attribute Label:
      THROW
      Attribute Definition:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Label:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Definition:
      CRAYFISH SPECIES COLLECTED (SEE INVERTEBRATE CODES)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CRAYFISH SPECIES COLLECTED (SEE INVERTEBRATE CODES)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      LENGTH
      Attribute Label:
      LENGTH
      Attribute Definition:
      TOTAL LENGTH OF FISH
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeter
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (NO CRAYFISH WERE COLLECTED IN THE SAMPLE)

      Attribute Name:
      SEX
      Attribute Label:
      SEX
      Attribute Definition:
      SEX OF CRAYFISH (1=MALE, 2=FEMALE, 3=JUVENILE)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      SEX OF CRAYFISH (1=MALE, 2=FEMALE, 3=JUVENILE)
      Missing Value Code:
      NA (NO CRAYFISH WERE COLLECTED IN THE SAMPLE)

      Attribute Name:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Definition:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Missing Value Code:
      . (NO COMMENT FOR SAMPLE)

      Attribute Name:
      DATE
      Attribute Label:
      DATE
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DATE
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   Physical Characteristics
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      REGION
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CUM
      Attribute Label:
      CUM
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      TIME OF YEAR SAMPLE WAS TAKEN
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2= March-April
      4= September-October
      5= November-December
      1= January-February
      3= July-August
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEAR
      Attribute Label:
      YEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR YEAR
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      MONTH
      Attribute Label:
      MONTH
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      SITE
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      THROW
      Attribute Label:
      THROW
      Attribute Definition:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PLT_COV
      Attribute Label:
      PLT_COV
      Attribute Definition:
      PERCENT OF TRAP AREA COVERED BY PLANTS
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (SITE WAS NOT SAMPLEABLE)

      Attribute Name:
      PLT_HT
      Attribute Label:
      PLT_HT
      Attribute Definition:
      AVERAGE PLANT HEIGHT IN TRAP
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (SITE WAS NOT SAMPLEABLE)

      Attribute Name:
      PERI_COV
      Attribute Label:
      PERI_COV
      Attribute Definition:
      PERCENT OF TRAP AREA COVERED BY PERIPHYTON
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (SITE WAS NOT SAMPLEABLE)

      Attribute Name:
      PERI_VOL
      Attribute Label:
      PERI_VOL
      Attribute Definition:
      VOLUME OF PERIPHYTON AND SUBMERGED VEGETATION
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: milliliter
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (SITE WAS NOT SAMPLEABLE)

      Attribute Name:
      FIELD_DEPTH
      Attribute Label:
      FIELD_DEPTH
      Attribute Definition:
      MEASURED DEPTH AT SITE
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (SITE WAS NOT SAMPLEABLE)

      Attribute Name:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Definition:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Missing Value Code:
      . (NO COMMENT FOR SAMPLE)

      Attribute Name:
      DATE
      Attribute Label:
      DATE
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DATE
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   Weight weights
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      REGION
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      SITE
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEAR
      Attribute Label:
      YEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR YEAR
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      MONTH
      Attribute Label:
      MONTH
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SEASON
      Attribute Label:
      SEASON
      Attribute Definition:
      DEC-APRIL=DRY, MAY-NOV=WET
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      DRY= Dry season
      WET= Wet season
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CUM
      Attribute Label:
      CUM
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      TIME OF YEAR SAMPLE WAS TAKEN
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2= March-April
      4= September-October
      5= November-December
      1= January-February
      3= July-August
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      THROW
      Attribute Label:
      THROW
      Attribute Definition:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      F
      Attribute Label:
      F
      Attribute Definition:
      FISH WET WEIGHT FROM SAMPLE
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      C
      Attribute Label:
      C
      Attribute Definition:
      CRAYFISH WET WEIGHT FROM SAMPLE
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      S
      Attribute Label:
      S
      Attribute Definition:
      SHRIMP WET WEIGHT FROM SAMPLE
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      M
      Attribute Label:
      M
      Attribute Definition:
      MOLLUSK WET WEIGHT FROM SAMPLE
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      OI
      Attribute Label:
      OI
      Attribute Definition:
      OTHER INVERTEBRATE WET WEIGHT FROM SAMPLE
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      OV
      Attribute Label:
      OV
      Attribute Definition:
      OTHER INVERTEBRATE WET WEIGHT FROM SAMPLE
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gram
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Definition:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Missing Value Code:
      . (NO COMMENT FOR SAMPLE)

      Attribute Name:
      DATE
      Attribute Label:
      DATE
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DATE
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   Count of crayfish species
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      REGION
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DATE
      Attribute Label:
      DATE
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DATE
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEAR
      Attribute Label:
      YEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR YEAR
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      MONTH
      Attribute Label:
      MONTH
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      TIME OF YEAR SAMPLE WAS TAKEN
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2= March-April
      4= September-October
      5= November-December
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CUM
      Attribute Label:
      CUM
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      SITE
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      THROW
      Attribute Label:
      THROW
      Attribute Definition:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Label:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Definition:
      CRAYFISH SPECIES COLLECTED (SEE INVERTEBRATE CODES)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CRAYFISH SPECIES COLLECTED (SEE INVERTEBRATE CODES)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      COUNT
      Attribute Label:
      COUNT
      Attribute Definition:
      Number counted
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Definition:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Missing Value Code:
      . (NO COMMENT FOR SAMPLE)


    • Data Table:   Count of fish species
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      REGION
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DATE
      Attribute Label:
      DATE
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DATE
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEAR
      Attribute Label:
      YEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR YEAR
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      MONTH
      Attribute Label:
      MONTH
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      SITE
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      THROW
      Attribute Label:
      THROW
      Attribute Definition:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CUM
      Attribute Label:
      CUM
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      TIME OF YEAR SAMPLE WAS TAKEN
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2= March-April
      4= September-October
      5= November-December
      1= January-February
      3= July-August
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Label:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Definition:
      FISH SPECIES COLLECTED (SEE FISH CODES)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      FISH SPECIES COLLECTED (SEE FISH CODES)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      COUNT
      Attribute Label:
      COUNT
      Attribute Definition:
      Number counted
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Definition:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Missing Value Code:
      . (NO COMMENT FOR SAMPLE)


    • Data Table:   Count of invertebrates
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      REGION
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DATE
      Attribute Label:
      DATE
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DATE
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEAR
      Attribute Label:
      YEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR YEAR
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      MONTH
      Attribute Label:
      MONTH
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      TIME OF YEAR SAMPLE WAS TAKEN
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2= March-April
      4= September-October
      5= November-December
      1= January-February
      3= July-August
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CUM
      Attribute Label:
      CUM
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      SITE
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      THROW
      Attribute Label:
      THROW
      Attribute Definition:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Label:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Definition:
      INVERTEBRATE SPECIES COLLECTED (SEE INVERTEBRATE CODES)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      INVERTEBRATE SPECIES COLLECTED (SEE INVERTEBRATE CODES)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      COUNT
      Attribute Label:
      COUNT
      Attribute Definition:
      Number counted
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Definition:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Missing Value Code:
      . (NO COMMENT FOR SAMPLE)


    • Data Table:   Count of non-fish vertebrates
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      REGION
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DATE
      Attribute Label:
      DATE
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DATE
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEAR
      Attribute Label:
      YEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR YEAR
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      MONTH
      Attribute Label:
      MONTH
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      TIME OF YEAR SAMPLE WAS TAKEN
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2= March-April
      4= September-October
      5= November-December
      1= January-February
      3= July-August
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CUM
      Attribute Label:
      CUM
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      SITE
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      THROW
      Attribute Label:
      THROW
      Attribute Definition:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Label:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Definition:
      SPECIES OF NON-FISH VERTEBRATE COLLECTED IN TRAP (SEE NON-FISH VERTEBRATE CODES)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      SPECIES OF NON-FISH VERTEBRATE COLLECTED IN TRAP (SEE NON-FISH VERTEBRATE CODES)
      Missing Value Code:
      . (NO COMMENT FOR SAMPLE)

      Attribute Name:
      COUNT
      Attribute Label:
      COUNT
      Attribute Definition:
      Number counted
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Definition:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Missing Value Code:
      . (NO COMMENT FOR SAMPLE)


    • Data Table:   Vegetation
      Attribute Name:
      REGION
      Attribute Label:
      REGION
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR AREA OF EVERGLADES
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DATE
      Attribute Label:
      DATE
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DATE
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      YEAR
      Attribute Label:
      YEAR
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR YEAR
      Storage Type:
      dateTime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      MONTH
      Attribute Label:
      MONTH
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR MONTH
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DAY
      Attribute Label:
      DAY
      Attribute Definition:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      CALENDAR DAY
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      CUM
      Attribute Label:
      CUM
      Attribute Definition:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CUMULATIVE SAMPLING EVENT WITH MDW PROJECT
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Label:
      PERIOD
      Attribute Definition:
      TIME OF YEAR SAMPLE WAS TAKEN
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      2= March-April
      4= September-October
      5= November-December
      1= January-February
      3= July-August
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SITE
      Attribute Label:
      SITE
      Attribute Definition:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      CODE FOR SAMPLE LOCATION
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      THROW
      Attribute Label:
      THROW
      Attribute Definition:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      THROW-TRAP SAMPLE NUMBER (1-3)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Label:
      SPECIES
      Attribute Definition:
      SPECIES OF PLANTS IN TRAP (SEE PLANT CODES)
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      SPECIES OF PLANTS IN TRAP (SEE PLANT CODES)
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Data not collected)

      Attribute Name:
      COUNT
      Attribute Label:
      COUNT
      Attribute Definition:
      Number counted
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: number
      Number Type: integer
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Label:
      COMMENT
      Attribute Definition:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      ADDED INFORMATION DESCRIBING SAMPLE ATTRIBUTES
      Missing Value Code:
      . (NO COMMENT FOR SAMPLE)


  • Methods
    Method Step

    Description
    The study area is sampled during the late wet season (September through November) to capture data when all sites are innundated with water and aquatic animal standing stocks are typically at their maximum. We document landscape-scale patterns in the NE Shark River Slough from this comprehensive sampling.

    Most of our sampling is conducted using 1-m2 throw traps. Three throw-trap samples are collected per coordinate. Fishes and macroinvertebrates (e.g., crayfish and dragonfly nymphs) are collected using bar seines and dip nets and processed in the laboratory. Physical (water depth, percent aerial plant cover, percent floating mat cover) and vegetation information (plant density and composition) at each site are also recorded.

    At each throw trap, water depth and plant height were measured. Plant and floating mat (including periphyton) cover of the throw-trap area were calculated, after which the floating mat volume was measured.

    Instrumentation
    Standard graduated cylinders and meter sticks. The throw trap used to sample was 85cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 100cm (L). The perimeter of the trap was covered with 3/16" mesh.

  • Keywords
    Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, FCE LTER, freshwater, fishes, macroinvertebrates, community composition
  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Plant codes, their scientific names, and method of quantification in this study

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_plant_codes
    Entity Description:
    Plant codes, their scientific names, and method of quantification in this study
    Object Name:
    nesrs_plant_codes.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    174

    Data Table:  species codes for invertebrate species

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_invertebrate_codes
    Entity Description:
    species codes for invertebrate species
    Object Name:
    nesrs_invertebrate_codes.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    113

    Data Table:  non-fish vertebrate species codes

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_nonfish_vertebrate_codes
    Entity Description:
    non-fish vertebrate species codes
    Object Name:
    nesrs_nonfish_vertebrate_codes.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    29

    Data Table:  fish codes for species found in the Everglades

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_fishcodes
    Entity Description:
    fish codes for species found in the Everglades
    Object Name:
    nesrs_fishcodes.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    76

    Data Table:  hydrology data

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_hydro_2012_2018
    Entity Description:
    hydrology data
    Object Name:
    nesrs_hydro_2012_2018.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    339

    Data Table:  Crayfish length data

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_craylen
    Entity Description:
    Crayfish length data
    Object Name:
    nesrs_craylen.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    825

    Data Table:  Fish length data

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_fishlen
    Entity Description:
    Fish length data
    Object Name:
    nesrs_fishlen.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    2407

    Data Table:  Physical Characteristics

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_phys
    Entity Description:
    Physical Characteristics
    Object Name:
    nesrs_phys.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    477

    Data Table:  Weight weights

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_wwt
    Entity Description:
    Weight weights
    Object Name:
    nesrs_wwt.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    339

    Data Table:  Count of crayfish species

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_craycount
    Entity Description:
    Count of crayfish species
    Object Name:
    nesrs_craycount.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    1017

    Data Table:  Count of fish species

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_fishcount
    Entity Description:
    Count of fish species
    Object Name:
    nesrs_fishcount.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    8814

    Data Table:  Count of invertebrates

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_invtcount
    Entity Description:
    Count of invertebrates
    Object Name:
    nesrs_invtcount.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    13221

    Data Table:  Count of non-fish vertebrates

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_vertcount
    Entity Description:
    Count of non-fish vertebrates
    Object Name:
    nesrs_vertcount.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    1017

    Data Table:  Vegetation

    Entity Name:
    nesrs_veg
    Entity Description:
    Vegetation
    Object Name:
    nesrs_veg.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    23010