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Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay pollen dataEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_fb_bb_pollen_data
Abstract: This project developed, refined, and utilized a variety of proxies to provide estimates of seasonal, interannual, and decadal salinity history of Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay based on strategically placed sediment cores that aided in the validation and sensitivity testing of hydrologic models and decision making in water management. The datasets contain the pollen information at various depths in ... the cores.
Terrestrial ecosystems of south Florida have undergone numerous human disturbances, ranging from alteration of hydroperiod, fire history, and drainage patterns from the introduction of the canal system to expansion of agricultural activity to the introduction of exotic species, Over historical time, dramatic changes in the ecosystem have been documented and these changes have been attributed to various human activities. However, the natural variability of the ecosystem was unknown and needed to be determined to assess the true impact of human activity on the modern ecosystem. The project was designed to document historical changes in the terrestrial ecosystem quantitatively, to date any changes and determine whether they resulted form documented human activities, and to establish the baseline level of variability on the south Florida ecosystem to estimate whether the observed changes are greater than would occur naturally.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Debra Willard
Dataset Title: Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay pollen data
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Data Presentation Form: spreadsheetOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/willard/willardpollen.html
Start Date: 1994-02-26Stop Date: 1996-11-01
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: 0.047
Distribution Format: Excel spreadsheets
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (703) 648-5320
Fax: (703) 648-6953
Email: dwillard at geochange.er.usgs.gov
Email: dwillard at mailrvag2.er.usgs.gov
MS 926A National Center U.S. Geological Survey
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Willard, Debra A., Weimer, Lisa M., 1997, Palynological Census Data from Surface Samples in South Florida, USGS Open-File Report, 97-0867, Reston, VA, U.S. Geological Survey. http://pubs.usgs.gov/pdf/of/ofr97867.html
Willard, Debra A., Bernhardt, Christopher E.; Weimer, Lisa (deceased); Gamez, Desire; Cooper, Sherri R.; Jensen, Jennifer, 2004, Atlas of Pollen and Spores of the Florida ... Everglades,Palynology, 28, Arlington, TX, American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, Posted with permission from Palynology and the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists.
Willard, Debra A., Weimer, Lisa M.; Riegel, W. L., 2001, Pollen assemblages as paleoenvironmrntal proxies in the Florida Everglades, Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v. 113 n. 4, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier Science B.V.
Stuvier, M., Reimer, P. J.; Bard, E.; Beck, J. W.; Burr, G. S.; Hughen, K. A.; Kromer, B.; McCormac, G.; van der Plicht, J.; Spurk, M,., 1998, INTCAL98 radiocarbon age calibration, 24,000-0 cal BP, Radiocarbon, v. 40, n. 3, Tucson, AZ, University of Arizona.
Grimm, E.C., 1992, CONISS: a Fortran 77 program for stratigraphically constrained cluster analysis by the mothod of incremental sum of squares, Computers & Geosciences, v. 13, issue 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier Science, Ltd., The abstract may be viewed online at the Science Direct website. The full article is available for purchase from the Science Direct website.
Traverse, A., 1988, Paleopalynology, Boston, MA, Unwin Hyman.
Stockmarr, J., 1971, Tablets with spores used in absolute pollen analysis, Pollen et Spores, v. 13,
Paris, France, Museum national d'histoire naturelle.
Overpeck, J. T., Webb, III, T.; Prentice, I. C., 1985, Quantative interpretation of fossil pollen spectra: Dissimilarity coefficients and the method of modern analogs, Quaternary Research, v 23, issue 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier Science, Ltd., The abstract may be viewed online at the Science Direct website. The full article is available for purchase from the Science Direct website.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02