Dynamics of Land Margin Ecosystems: Historical Change, Hydrology, Vegetation, Sediment, and Climate
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIA_land_margin_ecosystems

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Summary
Abstract: This project has three objectives (tasks): 1) operate and maintain the Mangrove Hydrology sampling network; 2) study the dynamics of coastal vegetation (mangroves, marshes) in relation to sea-level, fire, disturbance and restoration; and, 3) measure rates of sediment surface elevation change and soil accretion or loss in coastal mangrove forests and brackish marshes of the Everglades and determine how sediment elevation varies in relation to hydrology (i.e. the restoration).

Purpose: The objective of this project is to conduct integrated studies to develop an understanding of how hydrologic parameters, disturbance, sediment, and global change (e.g. sea level) influence ecological systems in coastal wetlands. Hydrological factors studied include surface and groundwater stage and conductivity, surface water flow, nutrient concentration and suspended sediment. Fire, freeze, ... View entire text
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Caption:  Locations of hydrologic sampling sites within the Everglades National Park
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 26.25   S: 25.0   E: -80.25   W: -81.75

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Thomas J. Smith III, Gordon Anderson, Ginger Tiling Range and Karen Balentine
Dataset Title: Dynamics of Land Margin Ecosystems: Historical Change, Hydrology, Vegetation, Sediment, and Climate
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-10-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31
Use Constraints Any data are subject to change and are not citeable until reviewed and approved for official publication.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: HEATHER S. HENKEL
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 727-803-8747 ext. 3130
Fax: 727-803-2032
Email: tom_j_smith at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-10-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-21
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