Tropical Rainforest Plot Network data packages, 1971-2018

Established: 1971 Project: Tropical Rainforest Plot Network: quantifying natural forest dynamics in the absence of logging disturbance Title: Tropical Rainforest Plot Network Data Packages Abstract: The LTERN Tropical Rainforest Plot Network Rainforest Tree Demographic Data contains stem measurement data from 20, 0.5 ha permanent rainforest plots in Northern Queensland, Australia from 2011 to 2013. This is part of a much larger dataset that spans from 1971 to 2013 that is managed by CSIRO. Except for minor disturbances associated with selective logging on two plots, the plots were established in old growth forest and all plots have thereafter been protected. Plots have been regularly censused and at each census the diameter at breast height of all stems is recorded. The data collected from the 20 plots provides an insight into the floristical composition, structure and long term forest dynamics of Australian tropical rainforests and allows direct comparisons to be made with long-term monitoring plots at a global scale. Bradford, M.G., Murphy, H.T., Ford, A.J., Hogan, D. and Metcalfe, D.J. (2014) Long term stem inventory data from tropical rainforest plots in Australia. Ecology 95:2362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-0458R.1 Funding: Funding sources and in kind contributions are listed for each of the published data packages. Study Area Description: The CSIRO permanent rainforest plots are located within 60 km of the north Queensland coast between Mackay (21.5ºS, 149ºE) and the Iron Range on Cape York Peninsula (12.5ºS, 143ºE). The plots have a rainfall range of 1200 to 3500 mm, represent eleven vegetation types, six parent materials, and range from 15 m to 1200 m above sea level.
Type
collection
Title
Tropical Rainforest Plot Network data packages, 1971-2018
Collection Type
Collection
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c3c249fbe8ee
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
The Tropical Rainforest Plot Network aims to quantify natural forest dynamics in the absence of logging disturbance.
Full Description
Established: 1971 Project: Tropical Rainforest Plot Network: quantifying natural forest dynamics in the absence of logging disturbance Title: Tropical Rainforest Plot Network Data Packages Abstract: The LTERN Tropical Rainforest Plot Network Rainforest Tree Demographic Data contains stem measurement data from 20, 0.5 ha permanent rainforest plots in Northern Queensland, Australia from 2011 to 2013. This is part of a much larger dataset that spans from 1971 to 2013 that is managed by CSIRO. Except for minor disturbances associated with selective logging on two plots, the plots were established in old growth forest and all plots have thereafter been protected. Plots have been regularly censused and at each census the diameter at breast height of all stems is recorded. The data collected from the 20 plots provides an insight into the floristical composition, structure and long term forest dynamics of Australian tropical rainforests and allows direct comparisons to be made with long-term monitoring plots at a global scale. Bradford, M.G., Murphy, H.T., Ford, A.J., Hogan, D. and Metcalfe, D.J. (2014) Long term stem inventory data from tropical rainforest plots in Australia. Ecology 95:2362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-0458R.1 Funding: Funding sources and in kind contributions are listed for each of the published data packages. Study Area Description: The CSIRO permanent rainforest plots are located within 60 km of the north Queensland coast between Mackay (21.5ºS, 149ºE) and the Iron Range on Cape York Peninsula (12.5ºS, 143ºE). The plots have a rainfall range of 1200 to 3500 mm, represent eleven vegetation types, six parent materials, and range from 15 m to 1200 m above sea level.
Contact Email
dan.metcalfe@csiro.au; matt.bradford@csiro.au
Contact Address
CSIRO EcoSciences Precinct 41 Boggo Road Dutton Park, Qld., 4102 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 7 3833 5529; +61 7 4091 8800; +61 427 766 704
Principal Investigator
Dan Metcalfe
Supervisors
Dan Metcalfe
Collaborators
Matt Bradford
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
1971
2018
Geospatial Location
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The CSIRO permanent rainforest plots are located within 60 km of the north Queensland coast between Mackay (21.5ºS, 149ºE) and the Iron , 143ºE). North-eastern AustraliaRange on Cape York Peninsula (12.5ºS is topographically diverse, and the plots span much of the geographical variation in environmental gradients across the study area. The climate is tropical with mean annual rainfall ranging from 1200 mm to over 8000 mm on the higher coastal ranges. Seventeen of the plots are located within the Wet Tropics Bioregion (sensu Department of Environment 2013) between 19.4ºS, 146.5ºE and 15.7ºS, 145.3ºE.
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northlimit = -12.74273; southlimit = -21.25266; westlimit = 143.25092; eastLimit = 148.54295
Date of data creation
2018
Year of data publication
2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Daniel
Metcalfe
Matt G.
Bradford
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
http://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861
ANU Open Research, Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection
Access Rights Type
Open
Rights held in and over the data
Creative Commons Licence (CC BY- Attribution) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Licence Type
CC-BY - Attribution
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service