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Collection of Information on the Old World Climbing Fern for Use in a Model for Control of this Invading Vine

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Donald L. DeAngelis
Originator: Laura A. Brandt
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Collection of Information on the Old World Climbing Fern for Use in a Model for Control of this Invading Vine
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps and Data
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=climb_fern
Description:
Abstract:
Lygodium microphyllum (Old World climbing fern) is an aggressive and destructive Exotic Pest Plant Council (EPPC) category I invasive plant. It has spread, unabated, across the South Florida landscape compromising and destroying a plethora of habitats along the way. Lygodium's ability to spread rapidly and over a long range is a function of its reproductive structures, small pores that can be carried great distances by air currents. While one study has addressed the seasonality of Lygodium spore production, no one has examined the range of spore dispersal. If the bulk of spores produced land near the source, then eradication efforts can be concentrated in and around dense infestations, but if the majority of the spores are carried a great distance then additional efforts may need to be expended to detect and treat small patches before they become reproductive. There is a need to know the distribution of Old World climbing fern (a category I invasive exotic) on the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and throughout South Florida, what factors affect its spread, and the most effective strategies for its control.
Purpose:
The results of this study will provide core inforrmation needed for the control of Old World climbing fern on the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and throughout the South Florida ecosystem.
Supplemental_Information:
Key Findings:
1) Mapping of distribution of Lygodium in Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge;
2) Estimation of spread of spores from Lygodium as a function of distance from source;
3) Determination of germination success of Lygodium in different soil, water, and detrital media;
4) Development of a demographic model of Lygodium that can be used by managers to aid in control
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20020801
Ending_Date: 20050731
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, South Florida
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.46
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.21
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.68
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.35
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: mapping
Theme_Keyword: old world climbing fern
Theme_Keyword: tree islands
Theme_Keyword: invasive species
Theme_Keyword: inventory
Theme_Keyword: landscape modeling
Theme_Keyword: National Wildlife Refuges
Theme_Keyword: plants
Theme_Keyword: wetlands
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: Biota
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Place_Keyword: South Florida
Taxonomy:
Keywords/Taxon:
Taxonomic_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Taxonomic_Keywords: plants
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Kingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Plantae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subkingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Viridaeplantae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Infrakingdom
Taxon_Rank_Value: Streptophyta
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Division
Taxon_Rank_Value: Tracheophyta
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subdivision
Taxon_Rank_Value: Pteridophytina
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Class
Taxon_Rank_Value: Polypodiopsida
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Subclass
Taxon_Rank_Value: Polypodiidae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Order
Taxon_Rank_Value: Schizaeales
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Family
Taxon_Rank_Value: Lygodiaceae
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Genus
Taxon_Rank_Value: Lygodium
Taxonomic_Classification:
Taxon_Rank_Name: Species
Taxon_Rank_Value: Lygodium microphyllum
Applicable_Common_Name: Old World climbing fern
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: Donald DeAngelis
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: Dept. of Biology, University of Miami
Address: P.O. Box 249118
City: Coral Gables
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33124-0421
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 305-284-1690
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 305-284-3039
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: don_deangelis@usgs.gov
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
E.M. Call, S. Duke-Sylvester, A.G. Snow, L.A. Brandt, D.L. DeAngelis, and L.J. Gross
Publication_Date: 20040517
Title: Gaining Ground on Lygodium microphyllum
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Poster
Other_Citation_Details:
Poster presented at the 2004 A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR Science Workshop on May 17, 18th, 2004.
Online_Linkage: https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/posters/climb_fern/

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Unknown
Completeness_Report: Unknown
Lineage:
Methodology:
Methodology_Type: Field
Methodology_Description:
Two Burkard 7 day spore traps will be deployed for 7-day increments through out the study period. The first spore trap will be placed at a fixed point w/in the northern portion of the refuge, where the L. microphyllum population is the densest. This trap will provide baseline data for the upper limit of spore production over time. The second trap will run concurrently with the first, but sampling with the second trap will occur along a north to south transect with sampling stations set up at 1 km increments away from the periphery of the most heavily impacted areas. The transect will be sampled starting at the southern most station and then moving north. In addition, a logging anemometer will be deployed to track wind speed and directional changes to account for induced variability.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
During the first year of this study, mapping of Lygodium in ARMLNWR was performed. Studies on the dispersal of spores between tree islands in ARMLNWR was started in year 1 and continued in year two. The methodology employed two spore traps that could record spore deposition at one point due to dispersal from sites already occupied by Lygodium
Process_Date: 2003
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
During the past year, studies on the ability of Lygodium to germinate under different conditions have been performed. In addition, under different funding, but coordinated with this project, a spatial model of Lygodium has been developed and parameterized. The model allows management policies for the control of the fern to be simulated.
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The final phase of this project will be the development of a User Interface for the demographic model for the spread and control of Lygodium.
Process_Date: 2005

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: 20140929
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:
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