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Date published: April 1, 2020

Hurricane sedimentation in a subtropical salt marsh-mangrove community in the Mississippi River Delta Complex unaffected by vegetation type

Hurricanes periodically deliver sediment to coastal wetlands, such as those in the Mississippi River Delta Complex (MRDC), slowing elevation loss and improving resilience to sea-level rise. However, the amount of hurricane sediment deposited and retained in a wetland may vary depending on the dominant vegetation. In the subtropical climate of the MRDC, the black mangrove (Avicennia

Date published: March 17, 2020

Soil surface elevation change and vertical accretion data to support the Fruit Farm Creek Mangrove Restoration Project, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Marco Island, Florida, 2015-2019

These data represent surface elevation change and vertical accretion time series collected from a series of degraded tidal wetland sites near Goodland, Florida, USA. Surface elevation was measured using a combination of rod surface elevation tables (SETs) and feldspar marker horizons. Here, we document mangrove forest and soil structural changes within transects established in tidally r

Date published: February 28, 2020

Cholinesterase inhibition in butterflies on the National Key Deer Refuge following aerial application of a mosquito control pesticide

The data set contains raw data for pesticide (naled) residues on samplers collected after aerial applications over the National Key Deer Refuge in the Florida Keys, and biological response (cholinesterase activity in butterflies and mosquito mortality) for organisms co-located with the residue samplers.

Date published: February 26, 2020

Seagrass habitat suitability modeling for the Alabama Barrier Island restoration assessment at Dauphin Island

A barrier island seagrass habitat suitability index (HSI) model was developed for the Alabama barrier island restoration assessment at Dauphin Island. Shoal grass (Halodule wrightii) was selected as the representative species for seagrass community near Dauphin Island waters since H. wrightii is the dominant species (>62%) of seagrass communities in this area due to its rapid grow

Date published: February 26, 2020

Oyster habitat suitability modeling for the Alabama Barrier Island restoration assessment at Dauphin Island

A spatially explicit oyster habitat suitability index (HSI) model was developed for the Alabama barrier island restoration assessment at Dauphin Island. Based on previous oyster habitat suitability studies, seven water quality variables were selected and their relationships with habitat suitability were developed and incorporated into the oyster HSI model for Dauphin Island restoration asse...

Date published: February 26, 2020

Landscape position-based habitat modeling for the Alabama Barrier Island feasibility assessment at Dauphin Island

A barrier island habitat prediction model was used to forecast barrier island habitats (for example, beach, dune, intertidal marsh, and woody vegetation) for Dauphin Island, Alabama, based on potential island configurations associated with a variety of restoration measures and varying future conditions of storminess and sea-levels. In this study, we loosely coupled a habitat mod

Date published: February 11, 2020

Forest structure, regeneration, and soil data to support mangrove forest damage assessment on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, from Hurricane Irma (2018-2019)

These data support efforts to assess mangrove forest structural response to Hurricane Irma. Data were collected from within Virgin Islands National Park in St John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Datasets include measurements of forest inventory and vitality status, woody debris, regeneration assessment, and organic soil carbon.

Date published: February 7, 2020

Carbon assessment of Taxodium distichum knees in Mississippi River Alluvial Valley (2004)

Estimates of the biomass of the knees of baldcypress (Taxodium distichum), and oddly shaped, difficult to quantify vegetation components, can be critical to improve estimates of carbon stock in blue carbon assessments. To this end, tree metrics (e.g., density, height, biomass) were examined in 2004 at mixed baldcypress swamps across the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley (M

Date published: February 5, 2020

Data from Burmese pythons swabbed for the presence of SFD-causing Ophidiomyces in southwest Florida

The size and sex of each of the Burmese pythons swabbed in this study for the SFD-causing (snake fungal disease) Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola pathogen is given along with the real time PCR swab result.

Date published: February 4, 2020

Sediment macrofaunal composition and sediment geochemistry of deep-sea coral habitats after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010-2016

Deep-sea corals create complex habitats that support distinct sediment communities. Several deep-sea coral habitats were impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, and recovery of associated sediment communities may take several years. While spill-associated organic enrichment may lead to increased abundances of tolerant taxa, toxic effects of the spill may lead to declines in sensitive gr...

Date published: January 31, 2020

Field observations and spectral evolution of wind waves in Upper Delaware Bay with living shorelines

This dataset contains measured (interval=0.5 hour) water depth, wave height, and peak wave period during February 2 to April 4, 2018 at six wave gage locations along the Gandy's Beach, New Jersey in upper Delaware Bay. These data were used for the analysis of spectral evolution of wind waves along the coast in upper Delaware Bay with oyster-reef based living shoreline.

Date published: January 27, 2020

Modeling soil pore water salinity response to drought in tidal freshwater forested wetlands

Model generated soil pore water salinity (psu) values under scenarios of drought and normal conditions at Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands (TFFW) sites along the Waccamaw River and Savannah River in the Southeastern United States.