Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Dharawal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia

Abstract: This dataset contains spatial information for plots established in the Dharawal National Park. Sampling of soil is stratified along the soil moisture gradient and across the range of structural variability in the vegetation. Thus three categories of soil moisture and three categories of vegetation structure (based on the height and form of shrubs) are sampled in a factorial design at 60 sites in upland swamps scattered throughout the study area (Keith and Myerscough 1993). Each permanent swamp monitoring site consists of a belt transect of 30 contiguous 0.5x0.5 metre quadrats. Quadrats 1 and 30 are marked with steel star pickets, extending approximately 1.5 m above ground surface. This spatial data complements data collected from soil moisture, soil properties, vegetation and hydrological climate surveys conducted at these sites. 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/10.25911/5c1313b2b2644. 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: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Dharawal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia
Alternate Title
Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Spatial data Dharawal National Park
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c36da3ee4787
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
This dataset contains spatial information for plots established in the Dharawal National Park. Sampling of soil is stratified along the soil moisture gradient and across the range of structural variability in the vegetation. 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/10.25911/5c1313b2b2644.
Full Description
Abstract: This dataset contains spatial information for plots established in the Dharawal National Park. Sampling of soil is stratified along the soil moisture gradient and across the range of structural variability in the vegetation. Thus three categories of soil moisture and three categories of vegetation structure (based on the height and form of shrubs) are sampled in a factorial design at 60 sites in upland swamps scattered throughout the study area (Keith and Myerscough 1993). Each permanent swamp monitoring site consists of a belt transect of 30 contiguous 0.5x0.5 metre quadrats. Quadrats 1 and 30 are marked with steel star pickets, extending approximately 1.5 m above ground surface. This spatial data complements data collected from soil moisture, soil properties, vegetation and hydrological climate surveys conducted at these sites. 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/10.25911/5c1313b2b2644. 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
Originally each sample site was a belt transect of 60 contiguous 0.5x0.5 m quadrats. The sites were first sampled in 1983, marked in the field by two wooden stakes at either end of the transect, and plotted on a 1:10 000 aerial photograph. By 2004, it was possible to relocate 54 of the 60 original transects and of these, at least one of the original markers was found for 20 transects. During the intervening years, some of the wooden markers had been consumed by fires, but based on the annotated aerial photograph, field notes and detailed recollections of the original observer (David Keith), transects were confidently reestablished within approximately 10 m of their original location. These formed the basis for establishing permanent swamp monitoring sites, which are now marked in the field at the positions of quadrats 1 and 30 with steel star pickets, extending approximately 1.5 m above ground surface.
•Steel star pickets
•measuring tape
•GPS
File Descriptions
kuhs_dharawal_hydrological_spatial_data_p175t413.csv
latitude
definitionLongitude (GDA)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
location
definitionSwamp label
nominal text definitionCharacter
longitude
definitionLongitude (GDA)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
number of records3
kuhs_dharawal_transect_spatial_data_p175t1305.csv
access_to_site
definitionAccess to site
nominal text definitionCharacter
date_first_surveyed
date time formatYYYY
definitionDate of first survey
date_of_second_survey
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of second survey
gda_easting
definitionEasting (GDA)
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitmeter
gda_northing
definitionNorthing (GDA)
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitmeter
gda_zone
definitionGDA zone
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitnumber
number of records54
plant_community
definitionPlant community
nominal enumeration codes
BTBanksia Thicket
CHCyperoid Heath
RHRestioid Heath
SLSedgeland
TTTi-tree Thicket
site_no
definitionTransect site number
nominal text definitionCharacter
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; +62 427 856 498; +61 428 810 214
Principal Investigator
David Keith
Supervisors
David Keith
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications
Keywords
keyword:Geographic; keyword:Plot details; keyword:Plot setup; keyword:Spatial coordinates; Upland Heath Swamps; Dharawal National Park; Spatial data
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Geospatial Location
text
Dharawal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -34.2008; southlimit = -34.26344; westlimit = 150.84554; eastLimit = 150.93563
Date of data creation
2018-10-26
Year of data publication
2018
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
Related Websites
https://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861
ANU Open Research, Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern6.317; PackageId:175
Access Rights
To mitigate risks associated with threatened species, LTERN's Policy is to mediate access to spatial data. Data users must request permission from the Data Provider (David Keith) before access to latitudinal and longitudinal data is granted. 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
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: 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