Woodland Restoration Plot Network: Sydney Basin data packages, 1992-2018

TitleWoodland Restoration Plot Network: Sydney Basin data packages, 1992-2018
Brief TitleWoodland Restoration Plot Network, 1992-2018
Collection TypeCollection
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c36e5688ff89
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Full DescriptionThe study site is located on retired farmland that includes a mosaic of restored vegetation (native plantings) of varying ages juxtaposed with patches of remnant vegetation and untreated, pasture (both grazed and abandoned). During their period of pastoral management (prior to 1990), the sites have been grazed by cattle, fertilised and planted with exotic pasture grasses, particularly Phalaris species. All sites were originally woodland prior to agricultural development about 200 years ago. Restoration projects commenced in the area in 1992 with a stated goal of ‘re-establishment of native vegetation’ (Perkins 1997). The restoration plantings were carried out in a pattern designed to connect remnant patches of woodland, which were also the primary sources of seed for tubestock. To evaluate success against the above goal, we therefore identified the remnants as suitable reference sites to which the restored sites were expected to increase their resemblance in composition and structure over time. Disturbance resulting from past agricultural practices in the area have impacted upon remnant patches to varying degrees, but these were the best available examples of native woodland in the region. Untreated pasture is defined as a control, from which restored sites are expected to become increasingly dissimilar in species composition and vegetation structure with time.
Contact Emaildavid.keith@environment.nsw.gov.au
Contact AddressAustralian Wetlands, Rivers and Landscapes Centre
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of New South Wales

Contact Phone Number+61 2 9995 5000
+61 409 159 334
+61 2 9385 8435
+61 2 9585 6496
+61 2 9585 6051
+61 2 9385 2111
+61 427 856 498
+61 428 810 214
Principal InvestigatorDavid Keith
SupervisorsDavid Keith
CollaboratorsChris Simpson
Katy Wilkins
Tanya Mason
Mark Tozer
Renee Woodward
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
0602 - Ecology
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextWestern Sydney Parklands (Western Sydney Regional Park), NSW, Australia
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit=-33.80273; southlimit=-33.909898; westlimit=150.810459; eastLimit=150.915226
Date of data creation2018
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
http://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)
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5558
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