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Accession: GIS-GCEL-1812a Research Theme: Geospatial Analysis (Research Study)
Contributors: Christine M. Hladik, Sydnee Shaw, Ashley Williamson, Cody Morgan, John Schalles, Merryl Alber
Title: May to July 2018 regions of interest (ROIs) of tidal marsh and tidal forest plant species to be used as ground reference data in habitat mapping
Abstract: We collected field data from sites distributed in habitats along the salinity axis of the Altamaha River estuary and the Duplin River to be used as ground reference data for habitat mapping. Regions of interest (ROIs) for tidal marsh (salt, brackish, tidal fresh) and tidal fresh forest vegetation species were generated near ground control points (GCP) by digitizing vegetation areas in ArcGIS 10.4 based on field maps.These observations will be used to create habitat maps from aerial photographs of the Altamaha River estuary, GA taken following Hurricane Irma to better understand how the storm surge affected tidal vegetation and to examine any shifts in vegetation type.
DOI: (not assigned)
Key Words: disturbance, elevation, geographic information systems, GPS, habitats, land cover, latitude, longitude, plant communities, remote sensing, RTK, salt marshes, surveys, tidal forest, tidal fresh forest, tidal marsh, wetlands
LTER Core Area: Disturbance Patterns
Research Themes: Geospatial Analysis
Study Period: 23-May-2018 to 07-Jul-2018
Study Sites:
GCE_Domain -- GCE Domain, Sapelo Island, Georgia
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Species References: Acer rubrum, Arenaria lateriflora, Arundinaria tecta, Baccharis halimifolia, Batis maritimas, Borrichia frutescens, Carex lupulina, Cephalanthus occidentalis, Chasmanthium latifolium, Cladium jamaicense, Daucus carota, Distichlis spicata, Fraxinus caroliniana, Iva frutescens, Juncus effusus, Juncus roemerianus, Juniperus virginiana, Kosteletzkya virginica, Liquidambar styraciflua, Ludwigia peploides, Magnolia virginiana, Nyssa aquatica, Onoclea sensibilis, Panicum virgatum, Peltandra virginica, Persicaria arifolia, Pluchea carolinensis, Pontederia cordata, Quercus falcata, Quercus laurifolia, Rumex verticillatus, Sagittaria lancifolia, Sagittaria latifolia, Salicornia virginica, Saururus cernuus, Schoenoplectus americanus, Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani, Serenoa repens, Spartina alterniflora, Spartina cynosuroides, Suaeda linearis, Typha domingensis, Ulmus americana, Zizaniopsis miliacea
Data References: GIS-GCEL-1812 (Groundtruth dataset)
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Data Table: GIS-GCEL-1812a (Main data table for data set GIS-GCEL-1812a, 800 records)

Access: Protected (data embargoed pending analysis or publication; GCE Member release on 07-Jul-2020)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Formats: Spreadsheet (CSV) [12.69kb],  Text File [10.72kb],  Text Report [25.69kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [20.32kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [19.67kb]

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GIS Raster Data: GIS-GCEL-1812a_shapefile (Shapefile for GIS-GCEL-1812a)

Access: Protected (data embargoed pending analysis or publication; GCE Member release on 07-Jul-2020)

Metadata: XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Formats: Zip archive [406 kb]

Citation: Hladik, Christine M. 2018. May to July 2018 regions of interest (ROIs) of tidal marsh and tidal forest plant species to be used as ground reference data in habitat mapping. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/data/GIS-GCEL-1812a

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.