Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research
Florida Coastal Everglades LTER - Data Resources
FCE Data Resources

Welcome to the FCE Data Resources Page
Our data sets, including the FCE LTER long-term core data, are accessible online via the FCE Data Table of Contents (DTOC) and from the Environmental Data Initiative Repository. New data sets, as well as older legacy data sets, are continually being added to the FCE data archive. All data are provided with accompanying documentation called ‘metadata’, which is data about data. Metadata includes many details about the data including how, when and by whom a particular set of data was collected, and details on the data format. By downloading and using data collected by the FCE researchers, the user agrees to the terms of our Data User Agreement found in the FCE LTER Data Access and Release Policy.
LTER Network Data FCE LTER Data Products Outside Agency Related Data

In addition to our FCE LTER research data, this page serves as a portal to many other data resources that facilitate Everglades and LTER Network science.

Move the cursor over the icons above for an overview of the data resources in each category. You can also view a separate page with descriptions of these categories.

LTER Network Data

The National Science Foundation established the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program in 1980 to support research on long-term ecological phenomena in the United States and there are now 26 LTER Sites representing diverse ecosystems and research emphases.

The LTER Network promotes synthesis and comparative research across sites and ecosystems and among other related national and international research programs and has made much of its data available online. Here you will find links to six of the LTER network's important data resources.
FCE Data Products

The FCE program has very comprehensive and diverse FCE data products which have been grouped into 7 categories:
1) Core Research Data
2) Signature Datasets
3) Related Data
4) Sampling Attributes
5) Climate Data
6) GIS Data and Maps
7) Diatom Image Database
Our data sets, including the FCE core data, are accessible online via the FCE Data Table of Contents (DTOC) found in the 'Core Data' category.
Outside Agency Data

There are many important links to other sources of Everglades data found on websites operated by various agencies such as the South Florida Water Management District, USGS and the Southeast Environmental Research Center. These data are not incorporated in the FCE LTER data archive or databases but they still may facilitate our research at the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program. We've compiled a few links for some of those important sources.

Other LTER sites:
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National Science Foundation logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreements #DEB-1832229, #DEB-1237517, #DBI-0620409, and #DEB-9910514. 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.
Please address questions or comments about this website to: fcelter@fiu.edu.
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