Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Vegetation Floristics, Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia, 1990-2014

Abstract: The Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network Vegetation Floristics data package for Royal National Park contains information on the herbaceous species present in permanent plots arranged in eight 30 metre transects. These sites were originally established in 1990, and then sampled annually until 1994, and subsequently in 1999, 2001, 2007, 2011 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. Sampling method: This study used the National Herbarium of New South Wales as a reference. The data includes records of the species Themeda australis, a synonym of the currently accepted Australian Plant Census name Themeda triandra. Study extent: These sites were originally established in 1990, and then sampled annually until 1994, and subsequently in 1999, 2001, 2007, 2011 and 2014. The transect quadrat T6Q6 was not surveyed in 2014. 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: Vegetation Floristics, Royal National Park, Sydney Basin, NSW, Australia, 1990-2014
Alternate Title
Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network: Vegetation Floristics Royal National Park, 1990-2014
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c36e061dc7da
Website Address
https://datacommons.anu.edu.au/
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
The Upland Heath Swamps Plot Network Vegetation Floristics data package for Royal National Park contains information on the herbaceous species present in permanent plots arranged in eight 30 metre transects. These sites were originally established in 1990, and then sampled annually until 1994, and subsequently in 1999, 2001, 2007, 2011 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 Vegetation Floristics data package for Royal National Park contains information on the herbaceous species present in permanent plots arranged in eight 30 metre transects. These sites were originally established in 1990, and then sampled annually until 1994, and subsequently in 1999, 2001, 2007, 2011 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. Sampling method: This study used the National Herbarium of New South Wales as a reference. The data includes records of the species Themeda australis, a synonym of the currently accepted Australian Plant Census name Themeda triandra. Study extent: These sites were originally established in 1990, and then sampled annually until 1994, and subsequently in 1999, 2001, 2007, 2011 and 2014. The transect quadrat T6Q6 was not surveyed in 2014. 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
Floristics
At each census, the abundance (number of stems) of all herbaceous species in each plot has been recorded.
File Descriptions
kuhs_rnp_vegetation_floristics_1990-2014_p583t1043.csv
abundance
definitionNumber of stems
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
caps
definitionCensus of Australian Plant Species Code
nominal text definitionNumeric code
number of records31304
species
definitionSpecies name
nominal text definitionCharacter
trans_quad
definitionPlot identifier (e.g. T1Q1 = transect 1; quadrat 1)
nominal text definitionCharacter
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
Collaborators
Chris Simpson; Katy Wilkins; Mark Tozer; Renee Woodward; Tanya Mason
Fields of Research
0602 - Ecology
Keywords
GCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Vegetation; GCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Vegetation > Vegetation Species; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Plant species composition; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Plant species abundance; keyword:Royal National Park; keyword:Plant species; keyword:Floristics; Upland Heath Swamps; Royal National Park; Vegetation Floristics
Type of Research Activity
Pure basic research
Date Coverage
1990
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
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
Publications
doi
10.1098/rspb.2014.2102
Phylogenetic and functional dissimilarity does not increase during temporal heathland succession
Letten, A.D., Keith, D.A. & Tozer, M.G. (2014) Phylogenetic and functional dissimilarity does not increase during temporal heathland succession. Proc. Roy. Soc. B., vol, 281, Issue 1797, https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.2102
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, pp. 347-354, https://doi.org/10.2307/3235858
issn
1324-7255
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, 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, pp215-285. CSIRO, Melbourne.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern3.105; PackageId:583
Access Rights
Special Conditions: 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 LTERN Deed: 14 Date of execution: 2014-04-30
Data Location
https://datacommons.anu.edu.au
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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