Mallee Plot Network: Disturbance History Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2013

Typecollection
TitleMallee Plot Network: Disturbance History Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2013
Alternate TitleMallee Plot Network: Disturbance History, 2013
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c36b4f14509e
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThe Mallee Plot Network Disturbance History Data Package contains fire occurrence data in Tarawi Nature Reserve; Scotia Sanctuary and Danggali National Park for 2013.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Mallee Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c133088bc5b9.e
Full DescriptionAbstract: The Mallee Plot Network Disturbance History Data Package contains fire occurrence data for fifty-three experimental 0.2 hectare sites which have been established on dune crests and upper slopes in Tarawi Nature Reserve; Scotia Sanctuary and Danggali National Park for 2013. This is part of a much larger dataset that spans from 1996 to 2018.

The Mallee Plot Network research plots commenced in 1996 and were revisited annually for 3 years and then on a decadal basis.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Mallee Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c133088bc5b9.


Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of, and 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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1
Title
Plot set-up
Description
Fifty-three experimental 0.2 hectare sites were established on dune crests and upper slopes in Tarawi Nature Reserve; Scotia Sanctuary and Danggali National Park. This is part of a much larger dataset collected between 1996 to 2011.
Instrument


Number
2
Title
Disturbance History Sampling
Description
All but one of the 53 sites (1998/CON1) has been burnt since 1995, either in prescribed fires (33 sites) or wildfires (19 sites). Prescribed fires varied in area from 1 – 70 ha, whereas wildfires varied in area from 70 ha to 3000 ha. Prescribed fires were implemented in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The 33 sites sampling prescribed fires were stratified across this chronosequence, with four sites sampled in each burn year except 2005 (five sites), 2009 and 2010 (two sites each) and 2011 (eight sites). For each burn year, the sites were stratified between locations with different prior fire histories; half had previously been long unburnt (1917 or earlier) and half had been unburnt for 20-30 years (1979-1984). However, the four sites sampling prescribed burns in Scotia in 2010 only sampled a single fire history.
When new sites to be burnt in prescribed fires are established, three surveys are undertaken in successive years at the time of treatment. These sites are initially marked out and surveyed one to three months prior to burning treatment (pre-fire survey). They are fenced to exclude all vertebrate herbivores, usually within one to three months after burning treatment. A second survey (post-fire survey) is carried out approximately one year after the first survey. Within one to two months after the second survey, fences are modified to allow access to selected herbivores into compartments of the exclosures (see details below). During the second survey, additional plots are recorded outside the exclosures where herbivores have continual access to the vegetation prior to and after burning. A third survey (post-grazing survey) is carried out within and outside the exclosures approximately one year after the second survey. Pre-fire surveys could not be carried out at any sites burnt in wildfires or the four sites burnt in prescribed fires during 2010 within Scotia Sanctuary. The eight sites in Danggali CP were not fenced to exclude herbivores and consequently only one post-fire postgrazing survey was carried out, equivalent to the external plots carried out on the third annual visit to the other sites.
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File Descriptions

Name
kmle_disturbance_p138t317.csv
Description

areaburnt
definitionArea burned in hectares
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unithectare
comment
definitioncomment
nominal text definitioncomment
eventdate
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of disturbance event
eventid
definitionEvent identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
locality
definitionStratified location of disturbance
nominal text definitionCharacter
sitelabel
definitionSite identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
type
definitionType of disturbance
nominal enumeration codes
HSPlanFManagement fire set within controlled boundaries, whole plot burnt & all foliage consumed
HSWildFWildfire, whole plot burnt & all foliage consumed
LSPlanFManagement fire set within controlled boundaries, unburnt patches within plot & some foliage scorched & not consumed
LSWildFWildfire, unburnt patches within plot & some foliage scorched & not consumed
MSPlanFManagement fire set within controlled boundaries, whole plot burnt & some foliage scorched & not consumed
MSWildFWildfire, whole plot burnt & some foliage scorched & not consumed
PlanFManagement fire set within controlled boundaries, severity unknown
WildFWildfire, severity unknown


Contact Emaildavid.keith@environment.nsw.gov.au
christopher.simpson@unsw.edu.au
k.wilkins@unsw.edu.au
mark.tozer@environment.nsw.gov.au
r.woodward@unsw.edu.au
david.keith@unsw.edu.au
Contact AddressAustralian Wetlands, Rivers and Landscapes Centre,
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
University of New South Wales
SYDNEY, NSW, 2052
Australia

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
Dick Williams
Katy Wilkins
Mark Tozer
Fields of Research0501 Ecological Applications
0602 Ecology
KeywordsGCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics> Fire Ecology
GCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics> Fire Ecology > Fire Dynamics
GCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics> Fire Ecology > Fire Occurrence
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Fire
keyword:Planned fire
keyword:Prescribed fire
keyword:Wildfire
Mallee
Disturbance History
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
2013
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextTarawi Nature Reserve; Scotia Sanctuary and Danggali National Park, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -33.271362; southlimit = -33.467802; westlimit = 140.958503; eastLimit = 141.222776
Date of data creation2014-09-23
Year of data publication2014
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
DavidKeith
ChrisSimpson
KatyWilkins
MarkTozer
DickWilliams
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.
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern2.186
PackageId:138
Access RightsPrior to publication of research utilising this data, the data provider (David Keith) requests consultation.
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)
LicenceLTERN Deed: 13
Date of execution: 2014-04-30

Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5758
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