Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Soil Properties, Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia, 1991-2014

Abstract: The Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network Soil Properties data package for Royal National Park contains soil properties data obtained from samples taken 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). 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 http://www.ltern.org.au/index.php/ltern-plot-networks/upland-health-swamps. **This data package is associated with the following publications: [1] 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. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12428 [2] Keith, D. A. and Bradstock, R. A. (1994). Fire and competition in Australian heath: a conceptual model and field investigations. Journal of Vegetation Science 5, 347-354. [3] Keith, D. A. (1995a). Mosaics in Sydney heathland vegetation: the roles of fire, competition and soils. CALMScience Supplement 4, 199-206 and [4] Keith, D. A., Lindenmayer, D. B., Lowe, A.,Russell-Smith, J.,Barrett, S.,Enright N. J., Fox, B. J.,Guerin, G.,Paton, D. C., Tozer, M. G. and Yates, C. J. (2014). Heathlands. In: Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction. Lindenmayer, D., Burns, E., Thurgate, N., and Lowe, A. Editors, pp. 215-285. CSIRO, Melbourne. Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project has been 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
Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Soil Properties, Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia, 1991-2014
Alternate Title
Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Soil Properties Royal National Park, 1991-2014
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c36d7e05b036
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
The Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network Soil Properties data package for Royal National Park contains soil properties data obtained from samples taken between 1991 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 Properties data package for Royal National Park contains soil properties data obtained from samples taken 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). 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 http://www.ltern.org.au/index.php/ltern-plot-networks/upland-health-swamps. **This data package is associated with the following publications: [1] 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. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12428 [2] Keith, D. A. and Bradstock, R. A. (1994). Fire and competition in Australian heath: a conceptual model and field investigations. Journal of Vegetation Science 5, 347-354. [3] Keith, D. A. (1995a). Mosaics in Sydney heathland vegetation: the roles of fire, competition and soils. CALMScience Supplement 4, 199-206 and [4] Keith, D. A., Lindenmayer, D. B., Lowe, A.,Russell-Smith, J.,Barrett, S.,Enright N. J., Fox, B. J.,Guerin, G.,Paton, D. C., Tozer, M. G. and Yates, C. J. (2014). Heathlands. In: Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction. Lindenmayer, D., Burns, E., Thurgate, N., and Lowe, A. Editors, pp. 215-285. CSIRO, Melbourne. Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project has been 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
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). Soil samples were collected in the immediate vicinity of each plot on seven occasions (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002 and 2014).
Steel pickets, measuring tape, GPS
2
Soil survey
At each plot, 5-10 soil cores (diameter: 27 mm; length = 100 mm) were sampled randomly within 10cm of the plot boundary. Surface litter was removed from samples prior to collection. In each given sampling year, the cores from each plot were collected on the same day, homogenised and stored in sealed clip-lock plastic bags for transport to the laboratory for analysis for a range of variables, including organic carbon (all years), ammonium nitrogen (NH4) (all years excluding 1991, 1999 and 2014), nitrate nitrogen (NO3) (all years excluding 1991), total iron (all years excluding 1991, 1995 and 2002), phosphorus (all years excluding 1991, 1995 and 2002), conductivity (all years), pH (all years), cation-exchange capacity (CEC) (all years) and various exchangeable cations (Na, K, Ca, Mg & Al) (all years)
2.7 cm pipe auger, plastic bags, soil analytical laboratory
File Descriptions
kuhs_rnp_soil_properties_1991-2014_p611t1042.csv
al
definitionAluminium meq/100g
ratio custom unitmilliEquivalentPer100Gram
ratio number typereal
ammnit
definitionAmmonium nitrogen mg/kg
ratio custom unitmilligramPerKilogram
ratio number typereal
asi
definitionAcid soluble iron (ppm)
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitdimensionless
asp
definitionAcid soluble phosphorus (ppm)
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitdimensionless
ca
definitionCalcium meq/100g
ratio custom unitmilliEquivalentPer100Gram
ratio number typereal
camg
definitionCalcium/magnesium ratio
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
colp
definitionColwell phosphorus mg/kg
ratio custom unitmilligramPerKilogram
ratio number typereal
ec
definitionElectrical conductivity dS/m
ratio custom unitdeciSiemenPerMetre
ratio number typereal
exal
definitionExchangeable aluminium dS/m
ratio custom unitdeciSiemenPerMetre
ratio number typereal
exmn
definitionExchangeable manganese meq/100g
ratio custom unitmilliEquivalentPer100Gram
ratio number typereal
exna
definitionExchangeable sodium dS/m
ratio custom unitdeciSiemenPerMetre
ratio number typereal
k
definitionPotassium meq/100g
ratio custom unitmilliEquivalentPer100Gram
ratio number typereal
mg
definitionMagnesium meq/100g
ratio custom unitmilliEquivalentPer100Gram
ratio number typereal
na
definitionSodium meq/100g
ratio custom unitmilliEquivalentPer100Gram
ratio number typereal
nitnit
definitionNitrate nitrogen mg/kg
ratio custom unitmilligramPerKilogram
ratio number typereal
number of records393
org
definitionOrganic carbon (% dry weight)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
phca
definitionpH (CaCl2)
interval number typereal
interval standard unitdimensionless
phh2o
definitionpH in water
interval number typereal
interval standard unitdimensionless
tec
definitionCation exchange capacity meq/100g
ratio custom unitmilliEquivalentPer100Gram
ratio number typenatural
tkn
definitionTotal Kjeldahl nitrogen mg/kg
ratio custom unitmilligramPerKilogram
ratio number typenatural
trans_quad
definitionPlot identifier (e.g. T1Q1 = transect 1; quadrat 1)
nominal text definitionCharacter
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionYear
kuhs_rnp_soil_properties_1991-2014_long_format_p611t1237.csv
number of records7840
trans_quad
definitionPlot identifier (e.g. T1Q1 = transect 1; quadrat 1)
nominal text definitionCharacter
value
definitionMeasured value (see variable for units)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitnumber
variable
definitionSoil property variable
nominal enumeration codes
alAluminium meq/100g
ammnitAmmonium nitrogen mg/kg
asiAcid soluble iron (ppm)
aspAcid soluble phosphorus (ppm)
caCalcium meq/100g
camgCalcium/magnesium ratio
colpColwell phosphorus mg/kg
ecElectrical conductivity dS/m
exalExchangeable aluminium dS/m
exmnExchangeable manganese meq/100g
exnaExchangeable sodium dS/m
kPotassium meq/100g
mgMagnesium meq/100g
naSodium meq/100g
nitnitNitrate nitrogen mg/kg
orgOrganic carbon (% dry weight)
phcapH (CaCl2)
phh2opH in water
tecCation exchange capacity meq/100g
tknTotal Kjeldahl nitrogen mg/kg
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionYear
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
Fields of Research
0503 - Soil Sciences; 0602 - Ecology
Keywords
GCMD:Earth Science > Land Surface > Soils; GCMD:Earth Science > Land Surface > Soils > Soil pH; GCMD:Earth Science > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Chemistry; GCMD:Earth Science > Land Surface > Soils > Electrical Conductivity; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Soil; keyword:Soil pH; keyword:Soil chemistry; keyword:Soil conductivity; Upland Heath Swamps; Royal National Park; Soil Properties
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
1991
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
10.2307/3235858
Fire and competition in Australian heath: a conceptual model and field investigations
Keith, D. A. and Bradstock, R. A. (1994). Fire and competition in Australian heath: a conceptual model and field investigations. Journal of Vegetation Science 5, 347-354, https://doi.org/10.2307/3235858
issn
1320-145X
Mosaics in Sydney heathland vegetation: the roles of fire, competition and soils
Keith, D. A. (1995a). Mosaics in Sydney heathland vegetation: the roles of fire, competition and soils. CALMScience Supplement 4, pp. 199-206.
isbn
9780643108561
Heathlands
Keith, D. A., Lindenmayer, D. B., Lowe, A., Russell-Smith, J.,Barrett, S., Enright N. J., Fox, B. J., Guerin, G., Paton, D. C., Tozer, M. G. and Yates, C. J. (2014). Heathlands. In: Biodiversity and Environmental Change: Monitoring, Challenges and Direction. Lindenmayer, D., Burns, E., Thurgate, N., and Lowe, A. Editors, pp. 215-285. CSIRO, Melbourne.
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:ltern3.104; PackageId:611
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 and 14 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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