Program Info

Website
https://www.nerrsdata.org
Region(s)
NE
Summary
The primary goal of this project is to initiate long-term monitoring of emergent intertidal vegetation at GTMNERR to provide a better understanding of the ecological characteristics of this dynamic community and discern the impacts of global environmental changes on the estuarine ecosystem. Following the NERRS protocols for biological monitoring (Moore 2009, 2010), specific objectives include: 1) Establish permanent emergent intertidal vegetation monitoring sites throughout the estuary spanning the entire north-south gradient of the reserve. 2) Characterize patterns in vegetation species composition, abundance, and cover at multiple temporal and spatial scales. 3) Determine the influence of environmental characteristics on vegetation patterns. 4) Determine the impact of large-scale environmental changes (e.g., climate change, sea level rise) on the emergent intertidal vegetation community. Coastal wetland data and metadata can be downloaded at https://www.nerrsdata.org .
Parameters
species cover (%), stem density (#/m^2), canopy height (m)
Notes
Application
To measure changes in estuarine waters that help provide a better understanding of how human activities and natural events can affect coastal resources and to provide valuable data on the short-term variability and long-term changes in estuaries to researchers, natural resource managers and other coastal decision-makers.
Publications
presentations, meetings, reports, and online
Start
2012
End
Current
Frequency
Semiannual
Method
permanent quadrats 0-, 6-, and 10-m from shore at six sites; quadrats evenly spaced along replicate shore-to-upland transects at one site
Discontinuity
Data Location
GTMNERR, https://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu/get/vegetation_index.cfm
Data Format
xlsx and docx
https://www.nerrsdata.org
Habitats
Coastal Wetlands
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR); NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). (2023). Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR Emergent Intertidal Vegetation Monitoring. Updated 05/01/2024. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/4017
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Katie Petrinec

SWMP Data Specialist

Kathryn.Petrinec@dep.state.fl.us

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Coastal Wetlands : Species Composition 07/08/24 01:37 PM Download File - Coastal Wetlands - 4017.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Guana River Marsh, Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR, Pellicer Creek

Indicators

Indicator
Coastal Wetlands - Species Composition

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data GTMVEG_2022_2023.zip 04/24/24 07:16 AM View Details
Data GTMVEG2012-2019.zip 10/29/20 06:58 AM View Details
Data GTMVEG2017_CDMOaccepted.xlsx 02/24/20 10:41 AM View Details
Data GTMVEG2018_for CDMO review.xlsx 02/24/20 10:41 AM View Details
Data GTMVEG2020.xlsx 04/27/21 06:58 AM View Details
Data GTMVEG2021.zip 04/05/23 06:53 AM View Details
Data ID_4017_Data.zip 07/17/18 10:40 AM View Details
GIS gtm veg sites.zip 07/17/18 10:40 AM View Details
GIS NCB_Saltmarsh_Vegetation.zip 07/17/18 10:40 AM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Logo noaa.png 07/15/21 12:53 PM View Details
Protocols 2018 GTM Salt Marsh Monitoring Summary.pdf 02/24/20 10:41 AM View Details
Protocols 2018 GTM Salt Marsh Monitoring Summaryv2.pdf 10/17/19 03:19 PM View Details
Protocols GTMVEG2012.m.doc 07/17/18 10:40 AM View Details
Protocols GTMVEG2017.m.docx 11/06/18 02:35 PM View Details
Protocols GTMVEG2018.m.docx 10/17/19 03:19 PM View Details
Protocols GTMVEG2020.m.docx 04/27/21 06:58 AM View Details
Protocols ID_4017_Reports.zip 07/17/18 10:40 AM View Details