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

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TitleVictorian Alpine Plot Network: Victoria's Bogong High Plains and other high plains and mountain summits data packages, 1940-2018
Brief TitleVictorian Alpine Plot Network, 1940-2018
Collection TypeCollection
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c11c3d283b0e
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionAims 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 DescriptionAim: 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 Emailbelln@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 AddressUniversity 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 InvestigatorAry Hoffman
SupervisorsAry Hoffman
CollaboratorsRenee Woodward
Henrick Wahren
James Camac
John Morgan
Fields of Research0502 - Environmental Science and Management
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
19402018
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextAlpine Summit, Australian Alps, Victoria, Australia
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -36.7325; southlimit = -37.13255; westlimit = 146.4542; eastLimit = 147.30667
Date of data creation1940
Year of data publication2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
AryHoffman
DickWilliams
HenrickWahren
JamesCamac
JohnMorgan
WarwickPapst
Publisher for CitationLong Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
URLTitle
https://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861ANU 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 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Licence TypeCC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5556
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