Pine Flatwood - Marsh Ecotone Boundary data for North Florida

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Originator: Thomas Doyle;National Wetlands Research Center;Biological Resources Division;U.S. Geological Survey;
Publication_Date: 1997
Title: Pine Flatwood - Marsh Ecotone Boundary data for North Florida
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Wildlife preserves and refuges in coastal areas of our nation are slowly being inundated by increasing sea level. Warming of our global environment threatens to speed the rate of sea-level rise and perhaps further amplify the detrimental effects of tropical storms, droughts, and lightning fires. A research study was conducted to examine the impacts of tropical storms. droughts, and lightning fires. A research study was conducted to examine the impacts of possible cllimate change scenarios on the functional wetland landbase and habitat of federal parks and refuges along the Gulf of Mexico. In the Big Bend area of northwest Florida, land elevation and water depth are key factors controlling habitat type. A digital elevation model of the area was constructed to track the process and pattern of coastal inundation over space and time for low, mid, and high sea-level rise projections of the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change. The three sea-level scenarios indicated that major portions of this coastal zone will be permanently inundated over the next century, bringing about a combined migration and loss of some habitats. Results show that there is a large land base that will be quickly converted from coastal salt and freshwater marsh to open water and coastal pine forest to emergent marsh, approaching the scale of land loss that has been experienced in south Louisiana, 25-30 square miles per year. Supplementary Information: A site application of a GIS-based simulation model, WETLANDS, was developed to predict ecosystem response to changing environmental conditions for wetland complexes of the Big Bend region in northwest Florida. The model contains functional attributes of community sensitivity to hydrologic conditions linked with a GIS data base of site characteristics, including habitat type, elevation, soils and land-use. The process of model development requires multiple data layers of biological and physical descriptions of the landbase into a geographic information system. Geographic Description: The site application includes both the aquatic and terrestrial habitats of St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in the Big Bend region of northwest Florida. The refuge is situated approximately 20 miles south of Tallahassee and covers parts of Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties. The total area of federally owned land incorporates 64,599 acres. Of the total acreage, 31,500 acres are open water in Apalachee Bay and 32,082 acres are forest and marsh. The refuge is bordered by Apalachee Bay on the south, Ochlockonee Bay on the west, and Aucilla River on the east. The reserve was purchased in 1929 and is one of the oldest refuges in the entire system of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The refuge landscape is characterized by a relatively low elevational gradient that is intersected by several rivers and a number of freshwater springs and intertidal creeks. 1.5.2 Bounding Rectangle Coordinates Methodology: Land elevation and water depth are key factors controlling habitat type and distribution in this coastal environment. Plot and transect surveys were conducted to derive a conceptual model of community types and succession under different environmental conditions and disturbance regimes. First order benchmarks were used to open and/or close transects across the ecosystem ecotone in several watersheds within the refuge boundary. Station locations were established every 30 m along a given transect from which land elevation, and vegetation cover and stature were recorded. Field data was verified by constructing histograms of vegetation distribution with surface elevation. To examine the impacts of possible climate change scenarios on the functional wetland landbase and habitat of federal parks and refuges along the Gulf of Mexico.
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Beginning_Date: 19920601
Ending_Date: 19970930
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY > LIGHTNING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES > TROPICAL CYCLONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > DROUGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > LIGHTNING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS > TROPICAL STORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > COASTAL ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > EROSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SALTWATER INTRUSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA LEVEL RISE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > STORM SURGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > TIDAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > FIRE ECOLOGY > FIRE OCCURRENCE
Theme_Keyword: Batis
Theme_Keyword: Big Bend, Fl
Theme_Keyword: Biological Resources Division
Theme_Keyword: Brd
Theme_Keyword: Fl
Theme_Keyword: Florida
Theme_Keyword: Gis Model
Theme_Keyword: Juncus
Theme_Keyword: National Biological Service
Theme_Keyword: National Wetlands Research Center
Theme_Keyword: Nbs
Theme_Keyword: Nwrc
Theme_Keyword: Pine Flatwoods
Theme_Keyword: Pinus
Theme_Keyword: Plant
Theme_Keyword: Plant Distribution
Theme_Keyword: Plant Zonation
Theme_Keyword: Plot Survey
Theme_Keyword: Sabal
Theme_Keyword: Salicornia
Theme_Keyword: Sea-level Rise
Theme_Keyword: Spartina
Theme_Keyword: St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Theme_Keyword: Transect Survey
Theme_Keyword: Tropical Cyclones
Theme_Keyword: Tropical Storms
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > FLORIDA
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Contact_Person: THOMAS DOYLE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Wetlands Research Center
Address: Biological Resources Division
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 700 Cajundome Boulevard
City: Lafayette
State_or_Province: LA
Postal_Code: 70506
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 318 266-8647
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 318 266-8513
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: thomas_doyle@usgs.gov
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Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/BRD/NWRC/SDMS > Spatial Data and Metadata Server, National Wetlands Research Center, Biological Resources Division, USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: THOMAS DOYLE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Wetlands Research Center
Address: Biological Resources Division
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 700 Cajundome Boulevard
City: Lafayette
State_or_Province: LA
Postal_Code: 70506
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 318 266-8647
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 318 266-8513
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: thomas_doyle@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: brdnwrc0003
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http://sdms.cr.usgs.gov/
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http://mercury-ops2.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xs...
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20131018
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ARTURO RESTREPO
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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