Mallee Plot Network: Herbivore Activity Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2014

Typecollection
TitleMallee Plot Network: Herbivore Activity Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2014
Alternate TitleMallee Plot Network: Herbivore Activity, 2014
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c36b80c91c1f
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThis 2015 Mallee Plot Network Herbivore Activity Data Package contains scat count data in the Tarawi Nature Reserve; Scotia Sanctuary and Danggali National Park.

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

Full DescriptionAbstract: This 2015 Mallee Plot Network Herbivore Activity Data Package contains scat count data for six of the fifty-three experimental 0.2 hectare sites which were established on dune crests and upper slopes in Tarawi Nature Reserve; Scotia Sanctuary and Danggali National Park. Sites in Tarawi NR include four herbivore exclosure pilot sites established during 1996-1998, with further herbivore exclosure sites constructed at all sites except those in Dangalli CP and the Scotia Sanctuary sites burnt in 2009 and 2010.

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

Number
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 data package contains observations for six of those sites. This is part of a much larger dataset that spans from during 1996 to 2011.
Instrument
Global Positioning System, Compass, Tape Measures


Number
2
Title
Grazing exclosure set-up
Description
Herbivore activity was estimated by counting the number of faecal pellets in each of five 15 x 15 m fenced plots and the three 13 x 7.5 m unfenced external plot at each site. Faecal pellets were attributed to species and also classified as new (dark) or old (grey and dry).
Instrument
Fencing Tools, Fencing Materials, Quad bikes/ 4WD for transport


File Descriptions

Name
kmle_herbivore_activity_2014_p299t534.csv
Description

censusn
definitionSequential census number
nominal text definitionCharacter
emu
definitionemu
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitnumber
freshgoat
definitionFresh Goat scats
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
freshrabbit
definitionFresh Rabbit scats
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
freshroo
definitionFresh Macropod scats
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
oldgoat
definitionOld Goat scats
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
oldrabbit
definitionOld Rabbit scats
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
oldroo
definitionOld Macropod scats
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
sitelabel
definitionSite identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
subplotlabel
definitionSub-plot identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter


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
Mark Tozer
Katy Wilkins
Dick Williams
Fields of Research0501 Ecological Applications
0602 Ecology
KeywordsGCMD:Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Birds
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Mammals
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Invasive animals
keyword:Disturbance history
keyword:Herbivore
keyword:Herbivory
keyword:Kangaroo
keyword:Rabbit
keyword:Goat
keyword:Emu
Mallee
Herbivore Activity
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
2014
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 creation2015-05-21
Year of data publication2015
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/1885/130861Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection in ANU Open Research
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern2.537
PackageId:299
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:5760
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