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Long-Term Aquatic Biota Database

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Sue Perry, Joel Trexler, William Loftus
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Long-Term Aquatic Biota Database
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps and Data
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=aq_bio_db
Description:
Abstract:
In this recently completed cooperative project, we have tested innovative statistical techniques that allow us to extract the most information from the long-term aquatic-animal databases collected by the National Park Service (NPS), USGS Biological Resource Division (BRD), and Florida International University (FIU). Our goal was to examine temporal and spatial patterns in the Everglades marsh communities, particularly in relation to water management, physical changes to the ecosystem, and to drought, flood, and hurricane disturbance. This information is being used to evaluate past responses of the aquatic communities to hydrology and disturbance, and have been instrumental in demonstrating the deleterious effects of past management actions in the Everglades Protection Area. The exhaustive analyses provide information needed to guide restoration and to plan the future monitoring network for aquatic animals in RECOVER. The databases have already produced a series of publications including inventories of the fishes and herpetofauna, dynamics of the fish and plant communities, and have been used to build the first ATLSS fish model.
Purpose:
Project results, in the form of data, model rules, and life-tables, are being used to improve the ATLSS fish model. The use of the experimental data from the mesocosm study will enhance the interpretation of these time-series data from our research and monitoring projects, before and during restoration, by explaining the processes behind the patterns in the field data. The long-term data are also being used to develop the Conceptual models and Performance Measures for RECOVER, and these communities will be used to monitor the progress of restoration actions.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1999
Ending_Date: 2002
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Florida Everglades
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.3
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: marsh communities
Theme_Keyword: water management
Theme_Keyword: temporal patterns
Theme_Keyword: spatial patterns
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: disturbance
Theme_Keyword: aquatic animals
Theme_Keyword: community dynamics
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Florida Everglades
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: Southern Florida
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Broward County
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: Joel Trexler
Contact_Organization:
Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 3000 NE 151 St
City: North Miami
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33181
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-348-1966
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: trexlerj@fiu.edu
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Trexler, J.C. and W.F. Loftus
Publication_Date: 2001
Title:
Analysis of relationships of Everglades fish with hydrology using long-term databases from Everglades National Park.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Other_Citation_Details:
Final report to Everglades National Park under FIU Cooperative Agreement CA5280-8-9003. 101 pages.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Trexler, J.C., W.F. Loftus, and J.H. Chick
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Setting and Monitoring Restoration Goals in the Absence of Historical Data: Monitoring Fishes in the Florida Everglades
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: book chapter
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: D. Busch and J.C. Trexler (Editors)
Publication_Date: 2002
Title:
Monitoring ecoregional initiatives: interdisciplinary approaches for determining status and trends of ecosystems
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: Island Press

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 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Distribution_Liability: The data have no explicit or implied guarantees.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140923
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 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
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
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
The SOFIA staff were unable to contact the principal investigator(s) for this project, and therefore were unable to obtain a review of the information in the metadata record. Any questions about the information should be directed to the Primary Contact Person listed near the bottom of the metadata record. This metadata record may have been copied from the SOFIA website and may not be the most recent version. Please check https://sofia.usgs.gov/metadata to be sure you have the most recent version.

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