Victorian Alpine Plot Network: Victoria's Bogong High Plains and other high plains and mountain summits data packages, 1940-2018

Aim: Monitor the dynamics of the major alpine ecosystems, and understand fundamental ecological processes by assessing the effects of disturbance by fire, climate change and invasive alien species on the alpine biota. Key research questions: What are the long term changes in the major vegetation types and faunal assemblages? What are the likely long term effects on the alpine biota of human disturbance, climate change, drought, fire and altered biotic interactions? Surveys: All major vegetation types including heathlands, grasslands, wetlands and rare snow-patch herbfields. Small mammals and invertebrates. Genetics and phenology. The frequency of surveys generally ranges from every 3 to 10 years; some plots are surveyed annually during initial monitoring. The original plots in this network were established in the 1940s; additional plots were set up in the 1980s and following decades. Plots associated with an international climate change experiment were established in 2003.
Type
collection
Title
Victorian Alpine Plot Network: Victoria's Bogong High Plains and other high plains and mountain summits data packages, 1940-2018
Brief Title
Victorian Alpine Plot Network, 1940-2018
Collection Type
Collection
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c11c3d283b0e
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
Aims to monitor the dynamics of the major alpine ecosystems, and understand fundamental ecological processes by assessing the effects of disturbance by fire, climate change and invasive alien species on the alpine biota.
Full Description
Aim: Monitor the dynamics of the major alpine ecosystems, and understand fundamental ecological processes by assessing the effects of disturbance by fire, climate change and invasive alien species on the alpine biota. Key research questions: What are the long term changes in the major vegetation types and faunal assemblages? What are the likely long term effects on the alpine biota of human disturbance, climate change, drought, fire and altered biotic interactions? Surveys: All major vegetation types including heathlands, grasslands, wetlands and rare snow-patch herbfields. Small mammals and invertebrates. Genetics and phenology. The frequency of surveys generally ranges from every 3 to 10 years; some plots are surveyed annually during initial monitoring. The original plots in this network were established in the 1940s; additional plots were set up in the 1980s and following decades. Plots associated with an international climate change experiment were established in 2003.
Contact Email
belln@unimelb.edu.au; ary@unimelb.edu.au; r.woodward@unsw.edu.au; chwahren@gmail.com; james.camac@gmail.com; j.morgan@latrobe.edu.au
Contact Address
University of Melbourne, Bio21 Institute, Departments of Genetics and Zoology Melbourne, VIC., 3010 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 3 8344 2282; +61 2 9585 6051; +61 400 972 404; +61 3 9479 2226; +61 3 9479 1230; +61 428 810 214
Principal Investigator
Ary Hoffman
Supervisors
Ary Hoffman
Collaborators
Renee Woodward; Henrick Wahren; James Camac; John Morgan
Fields of Research
0502 - Environmental Science and Management
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
1940
2018
Geospatial Location
text
Alpine Summit, Australian Alps, Victoria, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -36.7325; southlimit = -37.13255; westlimit = 146.4542; eastLimit = 147.30667
Date of data creation
1940
Year of data publication
2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Ary
Hoffman
Dick
Williams
Henrick
Wahren
James
Camac
John
Morgan
Warwick
Papst
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
https://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 (Version 4)
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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