Desert Ecology Plot Network data packages, 1990-2018

TitleDesert Ecology Plot Network data packages, 1990-2018
Brief TitleDesert Ecology Plot Network
Collection TypeCollection
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c13171d944fe
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThe Desert Ecology Plot Network aims to quantify inter-relationships between the frequency and intensity of increased climate extremes and their effect on the species dynamics. The plot network is also conducting research on how complex predator-prey interactions regulate vertebrate diversity in arid Australia.
Full DescriptionThis Desert Ecology Plot Network Research Group aims to track long-term shifts in biodiversity in desert mammal and herpetofauna assemblages. The Plot Network has also collected data on vegetation (floristics and structure) and weather data. The study focusses on key drivers, which are intrinsic to both the resource-pulse dynamics and due to human disturbance, including unpredictable rainfall and droughts, fire, feral predators and grazing.
Contact AddressUniversity of Sydney
Heydon-Laurence Building A08
Sydney, NSW, 2006
Contact Phone Number+61 2 9351 7113
+61 2 9351 2318
+61 2 9351 8577
+61 425 382 205
+61 420 526 801
Principal InvestigatorGlenda Wardle
SupervisorsGlenda Wardle
CollaboratorsChris Dickman
Aaron Greenville
Bobby Tamayo
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
0602 - Ecology
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextSimpson Desert, Western Queensland
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -23.20549; southlimit = -23.99417; westlimit = 137.86511; eastLimit = 138.60589
Year of data publication2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
Publisher for CitationLong Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
URLTitle Open Research, Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCreative Commons Licence (CC BY- Attribution) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at
Licence TypeCC-BY - Attribution
Data Location
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National Data Service
- Australian National University
Identifier: anudc:5547
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