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Fire, Hydrology and Soils along the Mangrove Ecotone within the Greater Everglades Ecosystem

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ann M. Foster, U.S. Geological Survey
Originator: Thomas J. Smith III, U.S. Geological Survey
Originator: John W. Jones, U.S. Geological Survey
Originator: Ursula Garfield, U.S. Geological Survey
Originator: Ginger Tiling-Range, U.S. Geological Survey
Originator: Paul R. Nelson, U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Fire, Hydrology and Soils along the Mangrove Ecotone within the Greater Everglades Ecosystem
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps and Data
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=firehydrosoils_mang>
Description:
Abstract:
Fire in the south Florida landscape has historically been influential in shaping the ecosystem. The link between hydrology, soil formation, and fire is a critical complex component in the persistence of the biotic components of the Everglades (Smith et al 2003, Beckage 2005). As a result, Everglades National Park has been at the forefront of NPS fire policy development since the inception of the park. It was the first to allow prescribed burns and one of the first to develop a fire management plan (Taylor 1981).
The occurrence of invasive exotic plants has confounded the fire regime in Everglades National Park by changing the dynamics of how the vegetation burns. This phenomenon has been observed in mangrove forests especially along ecotones with upland vegetation communities. By examining the association between fire, soil, water and vegetation we can begin to understand the ecology and dynamics of these areas.
Purpose:
Project objectives: Update Everglades National Park (ENP)/Big Cypress National Preserve (BCNP) fire history geodatabase to 2011 to both expand data available for project analysis and provide increased time-line of data for development and testing of remote sensing methods. Enhance on-going development and evaluation of remote sensing methods for mapping vegetation characteristics and monitoring vegetation changes with emphasis through this collaborative work on the targeted mangrove - upland ecotone. Conduct a thorough analysis of the history of fire in ENP and develop relationships between natural fires and aspects of water management. By using the fire history database we will determine which ecotones have burned more frequently than others. Relate fire frequency to occurrence of exotic plants along the mangrove-non-mangrove ecotones in ENP.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2010
Ending_Date: 2013
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.6
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.1
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.6
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.00000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Everglades
Theme_Keyword: vegetation mapping
Theme_Keyword: fire
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: soil formation
Theme_Keyword: invasive species
Theme_Keyword: invasive plants
Theme_Keyword: mangrove forests
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: Inland waters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Lee
Place_Keyword: Collier
Place_Keyword: Hendry
Place_Keyword: Charlotte
Place_Keyword: Glades
Place_Keyword: Monroe
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, NIST
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: FL
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Cite primary authors and database when using or publishing these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ann M. Foster
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: U.S. Geological Survey, Southeast Ecological Science Center,
Address: 7920 NW 71st Street
City: Gainesville
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32653
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 352.264.3565
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 352.378.4965
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amfoster@usgs.gov
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Thomas J. Smith III, Ann M. Foster, Ginger Tiling-Range, and John W. Jones
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
Dynamics of Mangrove-Marsh Ecotones in Subtropical Coastal Wetlands: Fire, Sea-Level Rise, and Water Levels
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: journal article
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Fire Ecology
Issue_Identification: 9(1): 66-77
Online_Linkage: <http://fireecology.org/journal/abstract/?abstract=184>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Unavailable
Logical_Consistency_Report: Unavailable
Completeness_Report:
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Process_Step:
Process_Description: No process steps have been described for this data set
Process_Date: Unknown

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-803-8747 x3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130924
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-803-8747 x3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999

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