Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Soil Moisture, Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia, 2013-2014

Abstract: The Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network Soil Moisture data package for Royal National Park contains soil moisture data obtained between 2012 and 2014 from monitoring tubes for soil moisture probes installed within 10 cm of each of the floristics plots (see Keith, D (2017): Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Vegetation Floristics, Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia, 1990-2014. Long Term Ecological Research Network, http://doi.org/10.25911/5c36e061dc7da). Soil moisture sampling commenced in early August 2013 and was repeated at monthly intervals until July 2014. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c130ca59c5a8 Study extent: Sampling occurred monthly from August 2013 to July 2014.Plot T6Q6 was not surveyed. 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.
Type
collection
Title
Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Soil Moisture, Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia, 2013-2014
Alternate Title
Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Soil Moisture Royal National Park, 2013-2014
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c36d159ac0a7
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
The Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network Soil Moisture data package for Royal National Park contains soil moisture data obtained between 2013 and 2014. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c130ca59c5a8
Full Description
Abstract: The Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network Soil Moisture data package for Royal National Park contains soil moisture data obtained between 2012 and 2014 from monitoring tubes for soil moisture probes installed within 10 cm of each of the floristics plots (see Keith, D (2017): Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Vegetation Floristics, Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia, 1990-2014. Long Term Ecological Research Network, http://doi.org/10.25911/5c36e061dc7da). Soil moisture sampling commenced in early August 2013 and was repeated at monthly intervals until July 2014. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c130ca59c5a8 Study extent: Sampling occurred monthly from August 2013 to July 2014.Plot T6Q6 was not surveyed. 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
1
Plot set-up
In 1990, 56 permanent 0.5 x 0.5 metre plots were established along eight 30 metre transects arranged in pairs, with each transect comprising seven plots spaced 5 metres apart. The four transect pairs are spaced a mean distance of 211 metres apart (min = 104 m; max = 323 m).
Steel pickets, measuring tape, GPS
2
Soil moisture survey
In March-May 2013, 56 100 cm access tubes for a PR2/6 soil moisture profile probe (Delta-T Devices: http://www.delta-t.co.uk) were installed within 10 cm of each plot. The probe is fitted with six sensors allowing for instantaneous soil moisture measurements at six depths (10/20/30/40/60/100 cm). After a two month settling-in period, soil moisture sampling commenced in early August 2013 and was repeated at approximately monthly intervals until July 2014. At each monthly interval, three readings (x six depths) were taken at each plot, with the probe rotated through 120 degrees between each reading. The three replicate readings at each depth were subsequently averaged.
PR2/6 soil moisture Profile probe, HH2 Moisture Meter
File Descriptions
kuhs_rnp_soil_moisture_2013-2014_p582t849.csv
d100
definitionVolumetric soil moisture at 100 mm (%)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
d1000
definitionVolumetric soil moisture at 1000 mm (%)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
d200
definitionVolumetric soil moisture at 200 mm (%)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
d300
definitionVolumetric soil moisture at 300 mm (%)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
d400
definitionVolumetric soil moisture at 400 mm (%)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
d600
definitionVolumetric soil moisture at 600 mm (%)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
month
definitionSurvey month
ordinal text definitionCharacter
number of records660
trans_quad
definitionPlot identifier (e.g. T1Q1 = transect 1; quadrat 1)
nominal text definitionCharacter
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionSurvey year
kuhs_rnp_soil_moisture_2013-2014_long_format_p582t1238.csv
depth
definitionDepth of reading
nominal enumeration codes
d100100 mm
d10001000 mm
d200200 mm
d300300 mm
d400400 mm
d600600 mm
month
definitionSurvey month
ordinal text definitionCharacter
number of records3960
soil_moisture
definitionVolumetric soil moisture (%)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
trans_quad
definitionPlot identifier (e.g. T1Q1 = transect 1; quadrat 1)
nominal text definitionCharacter
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionSurvey year
Contact Email
david.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; t.mason@unsw.edu.au; david.keith@unsw.edu.au
Contact Address
Australian 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 8296; +61 2 9385 2111; +61 427 856 498; +61 428 810 214
Principal Investigator
David Keith
Supervisors
David Keith
Collaborators
Chris Simpson; K. Wilkins; Mark Tozer; Renee Woodward; Tanya Mason
Fields of Research
0503 - Soil Sciences; 0602 - Ecology
Keywords
GCMD:Earth Science > Land Surface > Soils; GCMD:Earth Science > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Soil; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Hydrology; keyword:Soil moisture; Upland Heath Swamps; Royal National Park; Soil Moisture
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
2013
2014
Geospatial Location
text
Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -34.044; southlimit = -34.262; westlimit = 150.935; eastLimit = 151.17
Year of data publication
2015
Creator(s) for Citation
David
Keith
Chris
Simpson
Katy
Wilkins
Mark
Tozer
Dick
Williams
Tanya
Mason
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Publications
doi
10.1111/1365-2745.12428
Fine-scale hydrological niche differentiation through the lens of multi-species co-occurrence models.
Letten, A. D., Keith, D. A., Tozer, M. G., Hui, F. K.C. (2015), Fine-scale hydrological niche differentiation through the lens of multi-species co-occurrence models. Journal of Ecology, https://doi.org/ 10.1111/1365-2745.12428
doi
10.25911/5c36e061dc7da)
Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Vegetation Floristics, Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia, 1990-2014
Keith, D (2017): Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Vegetation Floristics, Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia, 1990-2014. Long Term Ecological Research Network, http://doi.org/10.25911/5c36e061dc7da
Related Websites
https://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861
ANU Open Research, Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern3.103; PackageId:582
Access Rights
Prior to publication of research utilising this data, the data provider (David Keith) 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)
Licence
LTERN Deed: 13 Date of execution: 2014-04-30
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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