Desert Ecology Plot Network: Reptile Abundance Plot-data, Simpson Desert, Western Queensland, 1990-2018
|Title||Desert Ecology Plot Network: Reptile Abundance Plot-data, Simpson Desert, Western Queensland, 1990-2018
|Alternate Title||Desert Ecology Research Group Plot Network: Reptile Abundance, 1990-2018
|Access Privileges||Long Term Ecological Research Network
|DOI - Digital Object Identifier||10.25911/5c1099272c24b
|Brief Description||This herpetofauna abundance plot data package comprises capture data for a specified duration of trapping nights (usually 3 night session) in the Simpson Desert, Western Queensland between 1990 and 2018.
|Full Description||Abstract: This herpetofauna abundance plot data package comprises capture data for a specified duration of trapping nights (usually 3 night session) in the Simpson Desert, Western Queensland between 1990 ans 2018.
Date, site and grid number were identified and recaptures during the same session were removed (i.e. individuals were only counted once). Date, site and grid number were recorded for all captures, and captured animals were also marked by a unique toe clip prior to their release to identify recaptures. The network program uses a core of 12 sites which are sampled every April-May. The trapping survey aims to quantitatively track long-term shifts in biodiversity and ecological processes in relation to key drivers, including unpredictable rainfall and droughts, fire, feral predators and grazing.
A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Desert Ecology's full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c13171d944fe.
Sampling method: Other elements of the plot network’s full program share the sampling structure and core sites/plot/grid configuration of the study design.
Study extent: The network program uses a core of 12 sites which are spaced at least 15 km apart, each comprising two 1-ha trapping grids, or plots which are spaced between 0.5-2 km apart. Thirty-six traps were arrayed in a grid covering 1 ha; each grid comprised 6 lines of 6 traps spaced 20 m apart.The top line of traps extended along the dune crest where consecutive numbering starts, and finished along the sixth line 100 m distant in the dune valley or ‘swale’. Traps on each grid were opened for 3 nights once per year and checked in the mornings and sometimes afternoons.
There are often changes to the scientific names due to revisions of their taxonomy. These data have chosen to maintain the use of older taxonomies to ensure consistency with previous data in the time series. Please note the following taxonomic revisions (the former name is the name used in these data):
 Diplodactylus ciliaris -> Strophurus ciliaris;
 Diplodactylus elderi -> Strophurus elderi;
 Diplodactylus stenodactylus -> Lucasium stenodactylum;
 Egernia inornata -> Liopholis inornata;
 Lophognathus longirostris -> Gowidon longirostris;
 Neobatrachus centralis -> Neobatrachus sudellae;
 Ramphotyphlops endoterus -> Anilios endoterus;
 Ramphotyphlops nigrescens -> Anilios nigrescens;
 Simoselaps fasciolatus -> Brachyurophis fasciolatus
Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN). This work was supported by the Australian Government’s Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network (www.tern.org.au) – an Australian research infrastructure facility established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and Education Infrastructure Fund–Super Science Initiative through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
|Contact Address||University of Sydney
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Sydney, NSW, 2006
|Contact Phone Number||+61 2 9351 7113
+61 2 9351 2318
+61 2 9351 8577
+61 425 382 205
+61 420 526 801
|Principal Investigator||Glenda Wardle
|Fields of Research||0501 - Ecological Applications
0602 - Ecology
0608 - Zoology
|Keywords||GCMD:Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Reptiles
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Herpetofauna
Desert Ecology Research Group
|Type of Research Activity||Strategic basic research
|Date of data creation||2018-10-22
|Year of data publication||2018
|Creator(s) for Citation||
|Publisher for Citation||Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
|Other Related Identifiers||MorphoId:ltern6.197
|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)
|Licence||LTERN Deed: 24 and 25
Date of execution: 2015-05-28
|Data Management Plan||No
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
- hasAssociationWith: Desert Ecology Plot Network data packages, 1990-2018 [anudc:5547]
- hasAssociationWith: Professor Glenda Wardle [anudc:5587]
- hasAssociationWith: Bobby Tamayo [anudc:5566]
- hasAssociationWith: Aaron Greenville [anudc:5559]
- hasAssociationWith: Professor Chris Dickman [anudc:5570]
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