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The dataset and model code pertinent to the Everglades Peat Elevation Model (EvPEM): The salinity and inundation mesocosm experiment in freshwater and brackish water sawgrass wetlands in Florida Coastal Everglades (2015-2017).


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Authors: Tiffany Troxler, Khandker Ishtiaq, John Kominoski, Benjamin Wilson, Lukas Lamb-Wotton
Time period: 2015-01-01 to 2017-12-31
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1237.2

How to cite:
Troxler, T., K. Ishtiaq, J. Kominoski, B. Wilson, . Lukas Lamb-Wotton. 2022. The dataset and model code pertinent to the Everglades Peat Elevation Model (EvPEM): The salinity and inundation mesocosm experiment in freshwater and brackish water sawgrass wetlands in Florida Coastal Everglades (2015-2017). . Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/4593b0279c730e136acaaf88c13e312a. Dataset accessed 2022-12-05.

Geographic Coverage
This data set contains the following files.

ANPP
Aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) data for the Freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments.
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BNPP
Belowground net primary productivity (root in-growth) (BNPP) data for the freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments
Attribute table details     Download

Elevation Change
Peat elevation change data in cm for the Freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments.
Attribute table details     Download

Decompostion Rates_Salinity-Inundation_Salinity-Exposed
Decomposition rates (per day) measured for the Salinity-Inundation and Salinity-Exposed experiments
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Decompostion_Salinity-Extended Exposed
Aboveground leaf and belowground root decomposition in gC/m2/year measured in the Salinity-Extended Exposed experiment
Attribute table details     Download

EvPEMv1.0_Code
EvPEM model Code. The details of the modeling framework is available in Ishtiaq et al., 2022.
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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Tiffany Troxler 
    • Organization: Florida International University
    • Email: troxlert@fiu.edu

    • Name: Khandker Ishtiaq 
    • Organization: Florida International University
    • Email: kishtiaq@fiu.edu

    • Name: John Kominoski 
    • Organization: Florida International University
    • Email: jkominos@fiu.edu

    • Name: Benjamin Wilson 
    • Organization: Florida International University

    • Name:  Lukas Lamb-Wotton 
    • Organization: Florida International University

  • Dataset Abstract
    This is an assembled data and Everglades Peat Elevation Model (EvPEMv1.0) Stella code used to estimate and simulate net ecosystem carbon balance (NECB) and peat elevation change in response to saltwater intrusion and level of inundations. Data from several studies were combined for the estimation of NECB, model parameterization, and calibration (Wilson, 2018; Wilson et al., 2018, 2019; Charles et al., 2019; Servais et al., 2020). The reported data includes aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP), belowground net primary productivity (BNPP), peat elevation change, and decomposition rates that were collected from outdoor laboratory mesocosm experiments conducted at the Florida Bay Interagency Science Center in Key Largo, Florida during 2015-17. The plant-soil monoliths were obtained from a freshwater peat and a brackish water peat marsh located within the Florida Coastal Everglades and transported to the Key Largo facility for the experimental manipulations. In experiments focused on the brackish water marsh, three experiments were carried out reflecting the combined effect of salinity, inundation, and peat exposure to air. The brackish water experiments characterized submerged (SUB), exposed (EXP), and extended depth of exposure of peat surface (EXTEXP) conditions, as we varied water depth relative to the peat surface. Each experiment was subjected to two salinity manipulations: (1) ambient (~10 ppt) porewater salinity (AMB) and (2) elevated (~20 ppt) salinity (SALT). The experimental design included six (2 X 3) treatments: (1) submerged ambient salinity (AMB.SUB), (2) submerged elevated salinity (SALT.SUB.), (3) exposed ambient salinity (AMB.EXP), (4) exposed elevated salinity (SALT.EXP), (5) exposed with extended exposure/dry-down ambient salinity (AMB.EXTEXP), and (6) exposed with extended exposure/dry-down elevated salinity (SALT.EXTEXP). The water level was kept 4 cm above the peat surface for the brackish water SUB treatments. Exposure for the EXP treatment was 4 cm below the soil surface. In EXTEXP treatment, the exposure of the peat surface varied from 0 to 20 cm for approximately 6 months in order to simulate drought, where the length of the dry-season was extended, relative to field conditions at the brackish water marsh. The EvPEMv1.0 code was exported from the Stella system dynamics software (version 1.9.2), and the detailed modeling framework of Stella can be found in Ishtiaq et al., 2022.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Bounding Coordinates
    The location of the Key Largo experimental facility
    N: 25.08522, S: 25.08522, E: -80.45188, W: -80.45188

    The freshwater marsh site
    N: 25.435383, S: 25.435383, E: -80.780753, W: -80.780753

    The brackishwater marsh site
    N: 25.220483, S: 25.220483, E: -80.843558, W: -80.843558

  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) data for the Freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments.
      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      Site
      Attribute Definition:
      FW represents the plant-soil monoliths that are collected from a freshwater sawgrass marsh for the experiment. BW represents the plant-soil monoliths that are collected from a brackishwater sawgrass marsh.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      BW= Brackishwater
      FW= Freshwater
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Experiment
      Attribute Label:
      Experiment
      Attribute Definition:
      Ambient data (no salinity added and submerged peat) obtained from the Salinity-Inundation experiment for the freshwater marsh were used in this study to represent freshwater ambient condition. In experiments focused on the BW marsh, three experiments (Salinity-Inundation, Salinity-Exposed and Salinity-Extended Exposed) were carried out and used in this study reflecting the combined effect of porewater salinity (ambient and elevated porewater salinity), peat surface inundation (submergence), and peat exposure (exposed and extended exposed) to air.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Salinity-Exposed= Salinity-Exposed experiment involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments with 4 cm of peat exposure of a brackishwater peat.
      Salinity-Extended Exposed= Salinity-Extended Exposed experiment involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments where the exposure of the brackishwater peat surface varied from 0 to 20 cm for approximately 6 months to simulate drought impact. The length of the dry-season was extended here relative to field condition at the brackishwater marsh.
      Salinity-Inundation= Salinity-Inundation experiment associated with the BW site involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments where the water level was kept 4 cm above the brakishwater peat surface. Salinity-Inundation experiment associated with the FW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~0.5 ppt) treatment where the freshwater peat surface was kept inundated under approximately one cm of water.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Notation
      Attribute Label:
      Notation
      Attribute Definition:
      Notation used to refer the corresponding experiments and treatments.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Amb.Exp= Ambient Exposed
      Amb.ExtExp= Ambient Extended Exposed
      Amb.Sub= Ambient Submerged
      Salt.Exp= Salt Exposed
      Salt.ExtExp= Salt Extended Exposed
      Salt.Sub= Salt Submerged
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Inundation Treatment
      Attribute Label:
      Inundation Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Indicates the varied levels of inundation/exposure of the pear surface
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Exposed= Treatment that involves 4 cm of peat exposure of a brackishwater peat.
      Extended Exposed= Treatment where the exposure of the brackishwater peat surface varied from 0 to 20 cm for approximately 6 months. The length of the dry-season was extended here relative to field condition at the brackishwater marsh.
      Submerged= Treatment that is associated with the BW site involves 4 cm of submergence of the brackishwater peat above the peat surface. Treatment that is associated with the FW site involves one cm of submergence of the freshwater peat above the peat surface.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Salinity Treatment
      Attribute Label:
      Salinity Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Refers the different levels of porewater salinity treatments
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Ambient= Porewater salinity treatment that is associated with the BW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~10 ppt) of the brakishwater peat. Treatment that is associated with the FW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~0.5 ppt) of the freshwater peat.
      Elevated= Porewater salinity treatment at the BW site involves elevated salinity (~20 ppt) manipulation of the brakishwater peat.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      ANPP (gC/m2/year)
      Attribute Label:
      ANPP (gC/m2/year)
      Attribute Definition:
      Aboveground Net Primary Productivity in gC/m2/year.
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramPerMeterSquaredPerYear
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   Belowground net primary productivity (root in-growth) (BNPP) data for the freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments
      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      Site
      Attribute Definition:
      FW represents the plant-soil monoliths that are collected from a freshwater sawgrass marsh for the experiment. BW represents the plant-soil monoliths that are collected from a brackishwater sawgrass marsh.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      BW= Brackishwater
      FW= Freshwater
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Experiment
      Attribute Label:
      Experiment
      Attribute Definition:
      Ambient data (no salinity added and submerged peat) obtained from the Salinity-Inundation experiment for the freshwater marsh were used in this study to represent freshwater ambient condition. In experiments focused on the BW marsh, three experiments (Salinity-Inundation, Salinity-Exposed and Salinity-Extended Exposed) were carried out and used in this study reflecting the combined effect of porewater salinity (ambient and elevated porewater salinity), peat surface inundation (submergence), and peat exposure (exposed and extended exposed) to air.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Salinity-Exposed= Salinity-Exposed experiment involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments with 4 cm of peat exposure of a brackishwater peat.
      Salinity-Extended Exposed= Salinity-Extended Exposed experiment involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments where the exposure of the brackishwater peat surface varied from 0 to 20 cm for approximately 6 months to simulate drought impact. The length of the dry-season was extended here relative to field condition at the brackishwater marsh.
      Salinity-Inundation= Salinity-Inundation experiment associated with the BW site involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments where the water level was kept 4 cm above the brakishwater peat surface. Salinity-Inundation experiment associated with the FW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~0.5 ppt) treatment where the freshwater peat surface was kept inundated under approximately one cm of water.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Notation
      Attribute Label:
      Notation
      Attribute Definition:
      Notation used to refer the corresponding experiments and treatments.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Amb.Exp= Ambient Exposed
      Amb.ExtExp= Ambient Extended Exposed
      Amb.Sub= Ambient Submerged
      Salt.Exp= Salt Exposed
      Salt.ExtExp= Salt Extended Exposed
      Salt.Sub= Salt Submerged
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Inundation Treatment
      Attribute Label:
      Inundation Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Indicates the varied levels of inundation/exposure of the pear surface.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Exposed= Treatment that involves 4 cm of peat exposure of a brackishwater peat.
      Extended Exposed= Treatment where the exposure of the brackishwater peat surface varied from 0 to 20 cm for approximately 6 months. The length of the dry-season was extended here relative to field condition at the brackishwater marsh.
      Submerged= Treatment that is associated with the BW site involves 4 cm of submergence of the brackishwater peat above the peat surface. Treatment that is associated with the FW site involves one cm of submergence of the freshwater peat above the peat surface.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Salinity Treatment
      Attribute Label:
      Salinity Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Refers the different levels of porewater salinity treatments.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Ambient= Porewater salinity treatment that is associated with the BW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~10 ppt) of the brakishwater peat. Treatment that is associated with the FW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~0.5 ppt) of the freshwater peat.
      Elevated= Porewater salinity treatment at the BW site involves elevated salinity (~20 ppt) manipulation of the brakishwater peat.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      BNPP (gC/m2/year)
      Attribute Label:
      BNPP (gC/m2/year)
      Attribute Definition:
      Belowground Net Primary Productivity (root in-growth) in gC/m2/year.
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramPerMeterSquaredPerYear
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   Peat elevation change data in cm for the Freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments.
      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      Site
      Attribute Definition:
      FW represents the plant-soil monoliths that are collected from a freshwater sawgrass marsh for the experiment. BW represents the plant-soil monoliths that are collected from a brackishwater sawgrass marsh.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      BW= Brackishwater
      FW= Freshwater
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Experiment
      Attribute Label:
      Experiment
      Attribute Definition:
      Ambient data (no salinity added and submerged peat) obtained from the Salinity-Inundation experiment for the freshwater marsh were used in this study to represent freshwater ambient condition. In experiments focused on the BW marsh, three experiments (Salinity-Inundation, Salinity-Exposed and Salinity-Extended Exposed) were carried out and used in this study reflecting the combined effect of porewater salinity (ambient and elevated porewater salinity), peat surface inundation (submergence), and peat exposure (exposed and extended exposed) to air.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Salinity-Exposed= Salinity-Exposed experiment involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments with 4 cm of peat exposure of a brackishwater peat.
      Salinity-Extended Exposed= Salinity-Extended Exposed experiment involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments where the exposure of the brackishwater peat surface varied from 0 to 20 cm for approximately 6 months to simulate drought impact. The length of the dry-season was extended here relative to field condition at the brackishwater marsh.
      Salinity-Inundation= Salinity-Inundation experiment associated with the BW site involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments where the water level was kept 4 cm above the brakishwater peat surface. Salinity-Inundation experiment associated with the FW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~0.5 ppt) treatment where the freshwater peat surface was kept inundated under approximately one cm of water.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Notation
      Attribute Label:
      Notation
      Attribute Definition:
      Notation used to refer the corresponding experiments and treatments.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Amb.Exp= Ambient Exposed
      Amb.ExtExp= Ambient Extended Exposed
      Amb.Sub= Ambient Submerged
      Salt.Exp= Salt Exposed
      Salt.ExtExp= Salt Extended Exposed
      Salt.Sub= Salt Submerged
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Inundation Treatment
      Attribute Label:
      Inundation Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Indicates the varied levels of inundation/exposure of the pear surface.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Exposed= Treatment that involves 4 cm of peat exposure of a brackishwater peat.
      Extended Exposed= Treatment where the exposure of the brackishwater peat surface varied from 0 to 20 cm for approximately 6 months. The length of the dry-season was extended here relative to field condition at the brackishwater marsh.
      Submerged= Treatment that is associated with the BW site involves 4 cm of submergence of the brackishwater peat above the peat surface. Treatment that is associated with the FW site involves one cm of submergence of the freshwater peat above the peat surface.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Salinity Treatment
      Attribute Label:
      Salinity Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Refers the different levels of porewater salinity treatments.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Ambient= Porewater salinity treatment that is associated with the BW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~10 ppt) of the brakishwater peat. Treatment that is associated with the FW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~0.5 ppt) of the freshwater peat.
      Elevated= Porewater salinity treatment at the BW site involves elevated salinity (~20 ppt) manipulation of the brakishwater peat.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Elevation Change (cm after 1 year of treatment)
      Attribute Label:
      Elevation Change (cm after 1 year of treatment)
      Attribute Definition:
      Measured changes in peat elevation for for different experiments and treatments
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeterPerYear
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   Decomposition rates (per day) measured for the Salinity-Inundation and Salinity-Exposed experiments
      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      Site
      Attribute Definition:
      FW represents the plant-soil monoliths that are collected from a freshwater sawgrass marsh for the experiment. BW represents the plant-soil monoliths that are collected from a brackishwater sawgrass marsh.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      BW= Brackishwater
      FW= Freshwater
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Experiment
      Attribute Label:
      Experiment
      Attribute Definition:
      Ambient data (no salinity added and submerged peat) obtained from the Salinity-Inundation experiment for the freshwater marsh were used in this study to represent freshwater ambient condition. In experiments focused on the BW marsh, decomposition rates obtained from the Salinity-Exposed experiment are reported in this data file.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Salinity-Exposed= Salinity-Exposed experiment involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments with 4 cm of peat exposure of a brackishwater peat.
      Salinity-Inundation= Salinity-Inundation experiment associated with the BW site involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments where the water level was kept 4 cm above the brakishwater peat surface. Salinity-Inundation experiment associated with the FW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~0.5 ppt) treatment where the freshwater peat surface was kept inundated under approximately one cm of water.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Notation
      Attribute Label:
      Notation
      Attribute Definition:
      Notation used to refer the corresponding experiments and treatments.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Amb.Exp= Ambient Exposed
      Amb.Sub= Ambient Submerged
      Salt.Exp= Salt Exposed
      Salt.Sub= Salt Submerged
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Inundation Treatment
      Attribute Label:
      Inundation Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Indicates the varied levels of inundation/exposure of the pear surface.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Exposed= Treatment that involves 4 cm of peat exposure of a brackishwater peat.
      Submerged= Treatment that is associated with the BW site involves 4 cm of submergence of the brackishwater peat above the peat surface. Treatment that is associated with the FW site involves one cm of submergence of the freshwater peat above the peat surface.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Salinity Treatment
      Attribute Label:
      Salinity Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Refers the different levels of porewater salinity treatments.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Ambient= Porewater salinity treatment that is associated with the BW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~10 ppt) of the brakishwater peat. Treatment that is associated with the FW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~0.5 ppt) of the freshwater peat.
      Elevated= Porewater salinity treatment at the BW site involves elevated salinity (~20 ppt) manipulation of the brakishwater peat.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Aboveground litter decompostion rate
      Attribute Label:
      Aboveground litter decompostion rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Aboveground litter decomposition rate (per day) for the Salinity-Inundation and Salinity-Exposed treatments. The rates were estimated by regressing the proportion of ash-free dry mass (AFDM) remaining with time assuming an exponential function.
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: perDay
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Belowground root decompostion rate
      Attribute Label:
      Belowground root decompostion rate
      Attribute Definition:
      Belowground root decomposition rates (per day) for the Salinity-Inundation and Salinity-Exposed treatments. The rates were estimated by regressing the proportion of ash-free dry mass (AFDM) remaining with time assuming an exponential function.
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: perDay
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       


    • Data Table:   Aboveground leaf and belowground root decomposition in gC/m2/year measured in the Salinity-Extended Exposed experiment
      Attribute Name:
      Site
      Attribute Label:
      Site
      Attribute Definition:
      BW represents the plant-soil monoliths that are collected from a brackishwater sawgrass marsh.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      BW= Brackishwater
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Experiment
      Attribute Label:
      Experiment
      Attribute Definition:
      Salinity Extended Exposed experiment indicating the effect of porewater salinity (ambient vs elevated) for the extended exposure of the BW peat surface.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Salinity-Extended Exposed= Salinity-Extended Exposed experiment involves ambient (~10 ppt) and elevated (~20 ppt) porewater salinity treatments where the exposure of the brackishwater peat surface varied from 0 to 20 cm for approximately 6 months to simulate drought impact. The length of the dry-season was extended here relative to field condition at the brackishwater marsh.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Notation
      Attribute Label:
      Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Notation used to refer the corresponding experiments and treatments.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Amb.ExtExp= Ambient Extended Exposed
      Salt.ExtExp= Salt Extended Exposed
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Inundation Treatment
      Attribute Label:
      Inundation Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Indicate the level of inundation/exposure of the peat surface
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Extended Exposed= Treatment where the exposure of the brackishwater peat surface varied from 0 to 20 cm for approximately 6 months. The length of the dry-season was extended here relative to field condition at the brackishwater marsh.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Salinity Treatment
      Attribute Label:
      Salinity Treatment
      Attribute Definition:
      Refers the different levels of porewater salinity treatments.
      Storage Type:
      string
      Measurement Scale:
      Ambient = Porewater salinity treatment that is associated with the BW site involves ambient porewater salinity (~10 ppt) of the brakishwater peat.
      Elevated= Porewater salinity treatment at the BW site involves elevated salinity (~20 ppt) manipulation of the brakishwater peat.
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Root Decomposition (gC/m2/year)
      Attribute Label:
      Root Decomposition (gC/m2/year)
      Attribute Definition:
      Belowground root decomposition (gC/m2/year) for the Salinity- Extended Exposed treatments. The final remaining mass of the organic matter in the litter bag was measured after one year of measurements without the intermittent time-step measurements.
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramPerMeterSquaredPerYear
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Leaf litter decomposition (gC/m2/year)
      Attribute Label:
      Leaf litter decomposition (gC/m2/year)
      Attribute Definition:
      Aboveground leaf decomposition (gC/m2/year) for the Salinity- Extended Exposed treatments. The final remaining mass of the organic matter in the litter bag was measured after one year of measurements without the intermittent time-step measurements.
      Storage Type:
      float
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: gramPerMeterSquaredPerYear
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Method Step

    Description
    The method description and data related to this publication is available in following references:
    Wilson, B. J., S. Servais, S. P. Charles, S. E. Davis, E. E. Gaiser, J. S. Kominoski, J. H. Richards, and T. G. Troxler. 2018. Declines in Plant Productivity Drive Carbon Loss from Brackish Coastal Wetland Mesocosms Exposed to Saltwater Intrusion. Estuaries and Coasts 41:2147-2158.
    Wilson, B. J., S. Servais, S. P. Charles, V. Mazzei, E. E. Gaiser, J. S. Kominoski, J. H. Richards, and T. G. Troxler. 2019. Phosphorus alleviation of salinity stress: effects of saltwater intrusion on an Everglades freshwater peat marsh. Ecology 100.
    Wilson, B. J. 2018. Drivers and mechanisms of peat collapse in coastal wetlands. Florida International University, FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations.
    Charles, S. P., J. S. Kominoski, T. G. Troxler, E. E. Gaiser, S. Servais, B. J. Wilson, S. E. Davis, F. H. Sklar, C. Coronado-Molina, C. J. Madden, S. Kelly, and D. T. Rudnick. 2019. Experimental Saltwater Intrusion Drives Rapid Soil Elevation and Carbon Loss in Freshwater and Brackish Everglades Marshes. Estuaries and Coasts 42:1868-1881.
    Lee, D., B.J. Wilson, S. Servais, V. Mazzei, and J. Kominoski. 2019. The Salinity and phosphorus mesocosm experiment in freshwater sawgrass wetlands: Determining the trajectory and capacity of freshwater wetland ecosystems to recover carbon losses from saltwater intrusion (FCE LTER), Florida, USA from 2015 to 2018 ver 2. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/a269722318964f74cb5cabf87f0d3fb3 (Accessed 2022-02-18).
    The EvPEMv1.0 modeling framework, parametrization, calibration, and applications are available in the following reference:
    Ishtiaq, K.S., Troxler, T.G., Lamb-Wotton, L., Wilson, B,J., Charles, S.P., Davis, S.E., Kominoski, J.S., Rudnick, D.T., and Sklar, F.H. 2022. Modeling net ecosystem carbon balance and loss in coastal wetlands exposed to sea level rise and saltwater intrusion. Ecological Applications (in revision).


  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/4593b0279c730e136acaaf88c13e312a
    Intellectual Rights
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  • Publications citing this dataset
    Ishtiaq, Khandker S., Tiffany G. Troxler, Lukas Lamb‐Wotton, Benjamin J. Wilson, Sean P. Charles, Stephen E. Davis, John S. Kominoski, David T. Rudnick, and Fred H. Sklar. 2022. Modeling net ecosystem carbon balance and loss in coastal wetlands exposed to sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion. Ecological Applications 32: 

    DOI: 10.1002/eap.2702

  • Keywords
    saltwater intrusion, peat collapse , NECB, Modeling, Peatland, elevation change, decomposition , primary productivity
  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  Aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) data for the Freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments.

    Entity Name:
    ANPP
    Entity Description:
    Aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) data for the Freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments.
    Object Name:
    ANPP.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    42

    Data Table:  Belowground net primary productivity (root in-growth) (BNPP) data for the freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments

    Entity Name:
    BNPP
    Entity Description:
    Belowground net primary productivity (root in-growth) (BNPP) data for the freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments
    Object Name:
    BNPP.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    42

    Data Table:  Peat elevation change data in cm for the Freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments.

    Entity Name:
    Elevation Change
    Entity Description:
    Peat elevation change data in cm for the Freshwater (FW) and brackishwater (BW) salinity and inundation experiments.
    Object Name:
    Elevation Change.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    63

    Data Table:  Decomposition rates (per day) measured for the Salinity-Inundation and Salinity-Exposed experiments

    Entity Name:
    Decompostion Rates_Salinity-Inundation_Salinity-Exposed
    Entity Description:
    Decomposition rates (per day) measured for the Salinity-Inundation and Salinity-Exposed experiments
    Object Name:
    Decompostion Rates_Salinity-Inundation_Salinity-Exposed.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    29

    Data Table:  Aboveground leaf and belowground root decomposition in gC/m2/year measured in the Salinity-Extended Exposed experiment

    Entity Name:
    Decompostion_Salinity-Extended Exposed
    Entity Description:
    Aboveground leaf and belowground root decomposition in gC/m2/year measured in the Salinity-Extended Exposed experiment
    Object Name:
    Decompostion_Salinity-Extended Exposed.csv
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    12