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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Debra Willard

Lynn Wingard

Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Synthesis of South Florida Ecosystem History Research
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report, database
Online_Linkage:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=synth_ecohis>
Description:
Abstract:
This project integrates results from ongoing and previous research on the history of the Greater Everglades ecosystem and response of various components to climatic and anthropogenically derived change.
Purpose:
Everglades restoration planning requires an understanding of the impact of natural and human-induced environmental change in shaping the current ecosystem. Recent and ongoing research in the wetlands and estuaries is documenting biotic responses to specific environmental changes in specific parts of the greater Everglades ecosystem (tree islands, sawgrass ridges, sloughs, marl prairies, mangroves) and throughout Florida and Biscayne Bays. Data generated in these projects are being evaluated in the context of possible restoration strategies to improve prediction of future ecosystem response. This new project is intended to synthesize all data generated to date on the history of the Greater Everglades ecosystem and the response of various components to climatic and anthropogenically derived change.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 199402
Ending_Date: 200704
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -81.25
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.1
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: ecosystem history
Theme_Keyword: synthesis
Theme_Keyword: biology
Theme_Keyword: chemistry
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: geology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme_Keyword: 004
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: 012
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 008
Theme_Keyword: 014
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: US
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
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: Broward County
Place_Keyword: Collier County
Place_Keyword: Miami-Dade County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Big Cypress National Preserve
Place_Keyword: Biscayne Bay
Place_Keyword: Everglades National Park
Place_Keyword: Ten Thousand Islands NWR
Place_Keyword: Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
Place_Keyword: Black Point
Place_Keyword: Florida Bay
Place_Keyword: Bob Allen Key
Place_Keyword: Johnson Key
Place_Keyword: Featherbed Bank
Place_Keyword: Card Bank
Place_Keyword: Chicken Key
Place_Keyword: Rabbit Key
Place_Keyword: Whipray Basin
Place_Keyword: Rankin Bight
Place_Keyword: Lake Ingraham
Place_Keyword: Russell Key
Place_Keyword: Porjoe Key
Place_Keyword: Little Madeira Bay
Place_Keyword: Trout Creek
Place_Keyword: Crocodile Point
Place_Keyword: Pass Key
Place_Keyword: Park Key
Place_Keyword: No Name Key
Place_Keyword: Manatee Bay
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Central Everglades
Place_Keyword: Florida Keys
Place_Keyword: South Coast Florida
Place_Keyword: SW Big Cypress
Place_Keyword: Water Conservation Area 2
Place_Keyword: Water Conservation Area 3
Place_Keyword: WCA2
Place_Keyword: WCA3
Place_Keyword: Taylor Creek
Place_Keyword: Middle Key Basin
Place_Keyword: Russell Bank
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Debra A Willard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648 5320
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648 6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dwillard@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/ofr/2007-1203/images/fig1satx.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
satellite image showing core locations in Florida and Biscayne Bays
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/flaecohist/LocationPaleoCoreswZoneslg.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
map showing general location of modern sites and cores included in teh Ecosystem History database
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/flaecohist/images/maps/FlaEcoHist-map.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: satellite image showing sampling and coring locations
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Data_Set_Credit:
Project personnel include: A. Bates, C. Bernhardt, M.Marot, T. Sheehan, T. Cronin, C. Holmes, J. Hudley, and W. Orem
Native_Data_Set_Environment: MS Access database and Open-File Report
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Wingard, G. L.

Huidley, J. W.; Holmes, C. W.; Willard, D. A.; Marot, M.

Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
Synthesis of Age Data and Chronology for Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay Cores Collected for Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Projects
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: report
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2007-1203
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/ofr/2007-1203/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Ecosystem history data for Florida Bay and Biscayne Bay have been compiled, standardized, and verified to original records.
Completeness_Report:
The molluscan data were extracted from the standardized dataset. Age models for Florida and Biscayne Bays were developed. All published pollen and geochronologic data from Everglades marshes, tree islands, and ridge and slough sites have been archived.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Much of the data were collected using a GPS system to accurately capture the location of the collection site.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Synthesis - Response of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem to Climatic and Anthropogenic Change

In FY2005, we will begin compiling results from non-USGS research for integration with ongoing USGS research.

Process_Date: 2005
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Debra A Willard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648 5320
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648 6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dwillard@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Synthesis - Natural Variation and Anthropogenic Alteration of South Florida's estuaries

In FY2005 we will integrate data from previous estuarine ecosystem history studies into one database and test database for design errors. Data from water monitoring stations throughout the region will be compiled with climatic, outflow and groundwater data into a format consistent with ecosystem history database. Preliminary statistical analyses of data will be conducted to look for correlations. Additionally, researchers from non-USGS ecosystem history work will be contacted to participate in the synthesis process

Process_Date: 2005
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lynn Wingard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5352
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lwingard@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Synthesis - Natural Variation and Anthropogenic Alteration of South Florida's estuaries

The first step was to compile all existing ecosystem history data and all relevant data sets on components of the system (such as precipitation, salinity, etc.), place these data into a relational database, and into a consistent format. In some cases this has involved data reduction (for example, water outflow data and salinity data from monitoring stations are available as hourly data sets - a scale too fine for our purposes). The majority of step one was completed in FY2005. In FY2006 compilation will be completed and we will determine statistical methodology to be used. We will proceed with analyses of these data by synthesizing and comparing small sub-sets of the data to test different statistical techniques and progressing to larger sets. Numerous types of comparisons at different levels within the system will be analyzed, and we will work with hydrologic and Natural Systems modelers where possible.

Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lynn Wingard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5352
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lwingard@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Synthesis - Response of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem to Climatic and Anthropogenic Change:

Analysis of tree-island cores collected in Loxahatchee NWR will be completed to provide a complete regional overview of tree-island development and response to hydrologic change. Once completed, these data will be integrated into the synthesis paper documenting response of the Greater Everglades ecosystem to climatic and other environmental changes. A separate report on response of Loxahatchee wetlands to 20th century hydrologic change will be compiled with L. Brandt. Dissertation research (C. Bernhardt, University of Pennsylvania) integrating paleoecological and archeological evidence (with M. Schwadron) from tree islands in the Eastern Everglades Expansion Area will be continued and published after completion of the degree.

Process_Date: 2007
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Debra Willard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Project Chief
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5320
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dwillard@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Synthesis - Natural Variation and Anthropogenic Alteration of South Florida's estuaries

In FY2007 we will complete the synthesis of the existing core data for Biscayne Bay and Florida Bay and develop a picture of regional trends in salinity patterns over the last 100-500 years. These results will be correlated to existing regional rainfall, outflow, and salinity records to try to determine what component of change might be explained by changing climate and what component might be anthropogenic.

Process_Date: 2007
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lynn Wingard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5352
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lwingard@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database version 1 published.
Process_Date: 200604
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lynn Wingard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5352
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lwingard@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Ecosystem History of South Florida's Estuaries Database updated and published as version 2.
Process_Date: 200705
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Lynn Wingard
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 926A National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703 648-5352
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703 648-6953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lwingard@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: south Florida

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.00001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.00001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Data collected for the cores in OFR 2007-1203 include: general location, core ID, core name, latitude, longitude, date collected, core length in cm, analyses conducted (indicated by a check mark) lead -210, pollen, carbon -14 (number of samples), and age model discussed. A single check for two rows for age model indicates that two cores taken side by side were combined into a single age model.

Ecosystem history database: The following attributes are possible for records in the Modern Field Data: Site #, ID Number, Site (name), Location (Florida Bay, Biscayne Bay or Southwest coast), General Area Description, Changes Observed, Comments, Clarity, Collectors, Date Collected, Time, Longitude, Latitude, Salinity, Temperature, pH, Dissolved O2, Redox potential, Specific Conductance, Resistivity, Site Category, Position, Depth, Subsite Sampling, Sediment Description, Vegetative Description, Faunal Description, Vegetation Number, Site Category, Flora, Fauna, Particles, Lab Description, Presence/Absence - Debris/Live for vegetation, Gastropods, and Pelecypods/Others. Not all attributes apply to all sites. The appropriate attributes are populated for each site.

The possible attributes for the Core Locations are: General Location, Core ID #, Core Name, Related Modern Site, Public Information, Date Collected, Collectors, Longitude, Latitude, State, County, 7.5 minute quad, Total Core Length, H20 Depth, General Area Description, Substrate Description, and Additional Information. These attributes are populated as appropriate for each core.

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
For the cores see USGS Open-File Report 2007-1203 Table 1.

See the Ecosystem History Access Database at <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/flaecohist/> for more detailed information on the attributes for the Modern Field Data and Core Locations.


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S.Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Ecosystem History of South Florida Estuaries Data
Distribution_Liability:
The field data contained in this database have been compiled, standardized and verified to the original records.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: MS Access
Format_Version_Number: unknown
Format_Specification: The Access database is available as a zipped file
File_Decompression_Technique: The file must be "unzipped" before use
Transfer_Size: 4.1
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <https://sofia.usgs.gov/exchange/flaecohist/>
Access_Instructions: The database may be downloaded from the SOFIA website
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20081201
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727 803-8747 ext 3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727 803-2030
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
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