Connell Rainforest Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Dinden National Park and Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia

Abstract: This package contains location data for two long-term forest dynamic plots established in 1963 by Professor Joseph H. Connell (University of California, Santa Barbara): one plot in tropical rainforest in Davies Creek in Dinden National Park (1.7 ha, 25 km southwest of Cairns) and the other in subtropical rainforest near O'Reilly's Guest House in Lamington National Park (2 ha, 65 km south of Brisbane). The Davies Creek plot was put in over an existing 0.4-ha plot established by the Queensland Department of Forestry in 1951, so the central part of the Davies Creek Plot has records extending back more than six decades. This plot was originally an untreated 'control' site against which the effects of various silvicultural treatments could be assessed, so this site has never been logged or thinned. The O'Reilly's plot consists of two 1-ha plots spaced approximately 600 m apart, but for analyses they have always been treated as a single unit. This plot has never been logged, but some selective logging has occurred just outside the plot boundary. See Connell Rainforest Plot Network’s full program provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c13444388e1b for further details. Sampling method: The Davies Creek Plot is a 1.7 hectare plot. The plot was selected by Prof. Joseph H. Connell in 1963 on the advice of his CSIRO collaborators Dr Len Webb and Mr Geoff Tracey, and was chosen for three reasons; it was accessible, it was unlogged, and a smaller 0.4 ha plot belonging to the Queensland Department of Forestry had already been established there in 1951. The O'Reilly's Plot consists of two 1.0 hectare plots spaced 600 m apart, which have always been treated as a single unit for the purpose of analysis. The same sampling methods are employed at both plots, at intervals of 1-6 years. Study extent: Davies Creek, Dinden National Park, North Queensland and O'Reilly's, Lamington National Park, Southeast Queensland Project funding: The National Science Foundation (USA) was the sole funder of this research between 1963 and 2003. The plots were unfunded from 2003–2011. Between 2012 and 2018 this project was solely funded through the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) a facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Type
collection
Title
Connell Rainforest Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Dinden National Park and Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia
Alternate Title
Connell Rainforest Plot Network: Spatial data
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c344381efa4a
Website Address
https://datacommons.anu.edu.au/
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
This package contains location data for two long-term forest dynamic plots established in 1963 by Professor Joseph H. Connell (University of California, Santa Barbara): one plot in tropical rainforest in Davies Creek in Dinden National Park (1.7 ha, 25 km southwest of Cairns) and the other in subtropical rainforest near O'Reilly's Guest House in Lamington National Park (2 ha, 65 km south of Brisbane).
Full Description
Abstract: This package contains location data for two long-term forest dynamic plots established in 1963 by Professor Joseph H. Connell (University of California, Santa Barbara): one plot in tropical rainforest in Davies Creek in Dinden National Park (1.7 ha, 25 km southwest of Cairns) and the other in subtropical rainforest near O'Reilly's Guest House in Lamington National Park (2 ha, 65 km south of Brisbane). The Davies Creek plot was put in over an existing 0.4-ha plot established by the Queensland Department of Forestry in 1951, so the central part of the Davies Creek Plot has records extending back more than six decades. This plot was originally an untreated 'control' site against which the effects of various silvicultural treatments could be assessed, so this site has never been logged or thinned. The O'Reilly's plot consists of two 1-ha plots spaced approximately 600 m apart, but for analyses they have always been treated as a single unit. This plot has never been logged, but some selective logging has occurred just outside the plot boundary. See Connell Rainforest Plot Network’s full program provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c13444388e1b for further details. Sampling method: The Davies Creek Plot is a 1.7 hectare plot. The plot was selected by Prof. Joseph H. Connell in 1963 on the advice of his CSIRO collaborators Dr Len Webb and Mr Geoff Tracey, and was chosen for three reasons; it was accessible, it was unlogged, and a smaller 0.4 ha plot belonging to the Queensland Department of Forestry had already been established there in 1951. The O'Reilly's Plot consists of two 1.0 hectare plots spaced 600 m apart, which have always been treated as a single unit for the purpose of analysis. The same sampling methods are employed at both plots, at intervals of 1-6 years. Study extent: Davies Creek, Dinden National Park, North Queensland and O'Reilly's, Lamington National Park, Southeast Queensland Project funding: The National Science Foundation (USA) was the sole funder of this research between 1963 and 2003. The plots were unfunded from 2003–2011. Between 2012 and 2018 this project was solely funded through the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) a facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Methods
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Plot locations
Connell Rainforest Plot Network Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates contains location data for long-term monitoring sites, one plot in Davies Creek in Dinden National Park and two plots 600 m apart near O'Reilly's Guest House, Lamington National Park, Queensland.
File Descriptions
ctrf_plot_details_spatial_coordinates_p976t1251.csv
datum
definitionDatum - World Geodetic System 1984
nominal text definitionCharacter
dec_lat
definitionDecimal Latitude
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitnumber
dec_long
definitionDecimal Longitude
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitnumber
easting
definitionEasting
ratio number typeinteger
ratio standard unitnumber
northing
definitionNorthing
ratio number typeinteger
ratio standard unitnumber
number of records3
site
definitionPlot Name
nominal text definitionCharacter
zone
definitionUniversal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone
ordinal text definitionZone number
Contact Email
P.Green@latrobe.edu.au
Contact Address
Biological Sciences II Room 472 LaTrobe University Bundoora, Vic., 3086 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 3 9479 3675
Contact Fax Number
+61 3 9479 1188
Principal Investigator
Peter Green
Supervisors
Peter Green
Collaborators
Joseph Connell
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications
Keywords
keyword:Geographic; keyword:Plot details; keyword:Plot setup; keyword:Spatial Coordinates; Connell Rainforest; Spatial data
Type of Research Activity
Pure basic research
Geospatial Location
text
Davies Creek, Dinden National Park, Queensland, Australia, 25km southwest of Cairns, Queensland, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -17.0316; southlimit = -17.0361; westlimit = 145.622; eastLimit = 145.626
text
O'Reilly's Plot, Lamington National Park, 84 km south of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -28.21; southlimit = -28.22; westlimit = 153.1206; eastLimit = 153.1306
Year of data publication
2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Peter
Green
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network
Related Websites
https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/130861
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) homepage
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern9.54; PackageId:976
Access Rights
Special conditions: Prior to publication of research utilising this data - the data provider (Dr Peter Green) requests consultation.
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)
Data Location
https://datacommons.anu.edu.au
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service