Desert Ecology Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Simpson Desert, Western Queensland

Abstract: This plot details and spatial coordinates data package comprises plot data for the 24 plots (or grids) situated within the 12 core sites used in the Desert Ecology Plot Network study design. These plots are spaced between 0.5-2 km apart. The network program uses these sites/plots 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 this study design. Study extent: Each of the 24 trapping grids is set out with thirty-six traps arrayed in a grid covering 1 ha; each grid comprises 6 lines of 6 traps spaced 20 m apart. Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project hwas 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.
Type
collection
Title
Desert Ecology Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Simpson Desert, Western Queensland
Alternate Title
Desert Ecology Research Group Plot Network: Spatial data
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c355ac814a4b
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
This plot details and spatial coordinates data package comprises plot data for the 24 plots (or grids) situated within the 12 core sites used in the Desert Ecology Plot Network study design.
Full Description
Abstract: This plot details and spatial coordinates data package comprises plot data for the 24 plots (or grids) situated within the 12 core sites used in the Desert Ecology Plot Network study design. These plots are spaced between 0.5-2 km apart. The network program uses these sites/plots 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 this study design. Study extent: Each of the 24 trapping grids is set out with thirty-six traps arrayed in a grid covering 1 ha; each grid comprises 6 lines of 6 traps spaced 20 m apart. Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project hwas 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.
Methods
1
Plot Set-up
The network program uses 12 sites which are spaced at least 15 km apart, each comprising at least two 1-ha trapping grids, or plots which are spaced between 0.5-2 km apart. Additional grids have been used at some of the sites. Trapping grids are set out with thirty-six traps arrayed in a grid covering 1 ha; each grid comprises 6 lines of 6 traps spaced 20 m apart. GPS points recorded at trap closest to access road. The datum is GDA94 and lat/long is provided in decimal degrees.
Garmin GPS
File Descriptions
derg_plot_details_spatial_coordinates_p56t182.csv
dec_lat
definitionLatitude in decimal degree GDA94
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
dec_long
definitionLongitude decimal degree GDA94
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
method
definitionType of survey technique
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records41
property
definitionProperty site/plot is located on
nominal text definitionCharacter
site_grid
definitionSite and trapping grid code
nominal text definitionCharacter
site_name
definitionName of site
nominal text definitionCharacter
Contact Email
glenda.wardle@sydney.edu.au; chris.dickman@sydney.edu.au; aaron.greenvile@sydney.edu.au; bobby.tamayo@sydney.edu.au
Contact Address
Heydon-Laurence Building A08 University of Sydney Sydney, NSW, 2006 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 2 9351 7113; +61 2 9351 2318; +61 2 9351 8577; +61 2 9351 8577; +61 425 382 205; +61 420 526 801
Principal Investigator
Glenda Wardle
Supervisors
Chris Dickman
Collaborators
Aaron Greenville; Bobby Tamayo
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications; 0602 - Ecology; 0608 - Zoology
Keywords
keyword:Plot setup; keyword:Survey structure; Desert Ecology Research Group; Spatial data
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Geospatial Location
text
Simpson Desert, Western Queensland, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -23.20549; southlimit = -23.99417; westlimit = 137.86511; eastLimit = 138.60589
Date of data creation
2014-06-11
Year of data publication
2014
Creator(s) for Citation
Glenda
Wardle
Chris
Dickman
Aaron
Greenville
Bobby
Tamayo
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
http://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861
ANU Open Research, Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern2.3; PackageId:56
Access Rights
Data users must request permission from the Data Provider (Glenda Wardle or Chris Dickman) before access to latitudinal and longitudinal data is granted.
Access Rights Type
Restricted
Rights held in and over the data
AusGoal Restrictive Licence - This licence has been developed specifically for material that may contain personal or other confidential information. It may also be used for other reasons, including material to be licenced under some form of limiting or restrictive condition.
Licence Type
AusGoalRestrictive - AusGoal Restrictive Licence
Licence
LTERN Deed: 25 Date of execution: 2015-05-28
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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