Woodland Restoration Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Western Sydney Parklands (Western Sydney Regional Park), NSW, Australia

Abstract: This data package provides spatial co-ordinates for ninety-six 0.1 hectare sites in the Woodland Restoration Plot Network. These sites were located on retired farmland that includes a mosaic of restored vegetation (native plantings) of varying ages juxtaposed with patches of remnant vegetation and untreated, abandoned pasture. All sites were originally woodland prior to agricultural development about 200 years ago. The plantings monitored by the Woodland Restoration Plot Network research plots commenced in 1992 and have been revisited every 3-4 years since 2001. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Woodland Restoration Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c36e5688ff89. Sampling method: See: Perkins I. 1997. Hoxton Park Corridor (North) Land and Vegetation Management Plan. Unpublished report. The NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning & Greening Australia (NSW), Sydney. Study extent: The study site is located on retired farmland that includes a mosaic of restored vegetation (native plantings) of varying ages juxtaposed with patches of remnant vegetation and untreated, pasture (both grazed and abandoned). During their period of pastoral management (prior to 1990), the sites have been grazed by cattle, fertilised and planted with exotic pasture grasses, particularly Phalaris species. All sites were originally woodland prior to agricultural development about 200 years ago. Restoration projects commenced in the area in 1992 with a stated goal of ‘re-establishment of native vegetation’ (Perkins 1997). The restoration plantings were carried out in a pattern designed to connect remnant patches of woodland, which were also the primary sources of seed for tubestock. To evaluate success against the above goal, we therefore identified the remnants as suitable reference sites to which the restored sites were expected to increase their resemblance in composition and structure over time. Disturbance resulting from past agricultural practices in the area have impacted upon remnant patches to varying degrees, but these were the best available examples of native woodland in the region. Untreated pasture is defined as a control, from which restored sites are expected to become increasingly dissimilar in species composition and vegetation structure with time. 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
Woodland Restoration Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Western Sydney Parklands (Western Sydney Regional Park), NSW, Australia
Alternate Title
Woodland Restoration Plot Network: Spatial data
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c3bfa26ddcf1
Website Address
https://datacommons.anu.edu.au/
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
This data package provides spatial co-ordinates for ninety-six 0.1 hectare sites in the Woodland Restoration Plot Network. These sites were located on retired farmland that includes a mosaic of restored vegetation (native plantings) of varying ages juxtaposed with patches of remnant vegetation and untreated, abandoned pasture. All sites were originally woodland prior to agricultural development about 200 years ago. The plantings monitored by the Woodland Restoration Plot Network research plots commenced in 1992 and have been revisited every 3-4 years since 2001. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Woodland Restoration Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c36e5688ff89.
Full Description
Abstract: This data package provides spatial co-ordinates for ninety-six 0.1 hectare sites in the Woodland Restoration Plot Network. These sites were located on retired farmland that includes a mosaic of restored vegetation (native plantings) of varying ages juxtaposed with patches of remnant vegetation and untreated, abandoned pasture. All sites were originally woodland prior to agricultural development about 200 years ago. The plantings monitored by the Woodland Restoration Plot Network research plots commenced in 1992 and have been revisited every 3-4 years since 2001. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Woodland Restoration Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c36e5688ff89. Sampling method: See: Perkins I. 1997. Hoxton Park Corridor (North) Land and Vegetation Management Plan. Unpublished report. The NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning & Greening Australia (NSW), Sydney. Study extent: The study site is located on retired farmland that includes a mosaic of restored vegetation (native plantings) of varying ages juxtaposed with patches of remnant vegetation and untreated, pasture (both grazed and abandoned). During their period of pastoral management (prior to 1990), the sites have been grazed by cattle, fertilised and planted with exotic pasture grasses, particularly Phalaris species. All sites were originally woodland prior to agricultural development about 200 years ago. Restoration projects commenced in the area in 1992 with a stated goal of ‘re-establishment of native vegetation’ (Perkins 1997). The restoration plantings were carried out in a pattern designed to connect remnant patches of woodland, which were also the primary sources of seed for tubestock. To evaluate success against the above goal, we therefore identified the remnants as suitable reference sites to which the restored sites were expected to increase their resemblance in composition and structure over time. Disturbance resulting from past agricultural practices in the area have impacted upon remnant patches to varying degrees, but these were the best available examples of native woodland in the region. Untreated pasture is defined as a control, from which restored sites are expected to become increasingly dissimilar in species composition and vegetation structure with time. 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
Ninety-six 0.1 hectare sites were established on retired farmland that includes a mosaic of restored vegetation (native plantings) of varying ages juxtaposed with patches of remnant vegetation and untreated, abandoned pasture. All sites were originally woodland prior to agricultural development about 200 years ago.
3x50m measuring tapes, clinometer, camera
File Descriptions
kwrt_spatial_background_p174t861.csv
accuracy
definitionHow accurately the coordinates represent the exact location of the site
ratio number typewhole
ratio precision1
ratio standard unitmeter
gps
definitionIf a GPS was used to record location
nominal enumeration codes
FALSEA GPS was not used to record the coordinates
TRUEA GPS was used to record the coordinates
latitude
definitionLatitude
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitdegree
locationdesc
definitionDetailed description of the geographic location
nominal text definitionCharacter
longitude
definitionLongitude
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitdegree
mgaeasting
definitionMap Grid of Australia (MGA) easting value
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
mganorthing
definitionMap Grid of Australia (MGA) northing value
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
mgazone
definitionMap Grid of Australia (MGA) Zone
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
number of records96
originalunittypedesc
definitionThe coordinate system used when recording site location
nominal text definitionCharacter
planteddate
date time formatYYYY
definitionApproximate date that revegetation occurred on the site
samplingage
definitionAge of revegetation at time of survey (in years)
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnominalYear
sitenumber
definitionUnique site identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
surveydate
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of survey
treatment
definitionTreatment of the site
nominal enumeration codes
PastureUntreated, abandoned pasture
RemnantRemnant woodland vegetation
RevegetationRevegetated area (native plantings)
kwrt_spatial_data_2002_p174t1181.csv
altitude
definitionMeters ASL (Australian Height Datum)
interval number typenatural
interval standard unitmeter
aspect_deg
definitionAspect measured in degrees
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdegree
aspect_des
definitionAspect description
nominal enumeration codes
NENorth-east
NWNorth-west
SSouth
SESouth-east
SWSouth-west
descriptionSpatial data for Invertebrate Data (Ant Abundance) study, 2002
mga_easting
definitionMGA Easting
interval number typenatural
interval standard unitnumber
mga_northing
definitionMGA Northing
interval number typenatural
interval standard unitnumber
mga_zone
definitionMGA Zone
nominal text definitionMGA Zone number
number of records16
site_number
definitionUnique site identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
slope
definitionSlope
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdegree
survey_date
date time formatMMM YYYY
definitionDate of survey
treatment
definitionTreatment of the site
nominal text definitionCharacter
kwrt_spatial_data_2011-2014_p174t1180.csv
accuracy
definitionHow accurately the coordinates represent the exact location of the site
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitmeter
descriptionSpatial data for the bird surveys of 2013 and 2014, and vegetation surveys of 2011-2013
easting
definitionMap Grid of Australia (MGA) easting value
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
gps
definitionIf a GPS was used to record location
nominal enumeration codes
FALSEA GPS was not used to record the coordinates
TRUEA GPS was used to record the coordinates
latitude
definitionLatitude
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
location_desc
definitionDetailed description of the geographic location
nominal text definitionCharacter
longitude
definitionLongitude
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
northing
definitionMap Grid of Australia (MGA) northing value
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
number of records38
site_number
definitionUnique site identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
unit
definitionThe coordinate system used when recording site location
nominal text definitionCharacter
zone
definitionMap Grid of Australia (MGA) Zone
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
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; 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 2111; +61 427 856 498; +61 428 810 214
Principal Investigator
David Keith
Supervisors
David Keith
Collaborators
Peter Nichols; David Kirkland; Emma Gorrod; Dick Williams; Sian Griffiths
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications
Keywords
keyword:Plot setup; keyword:Geographic sites; keyword:Plot details; keyword:Spatial coordinates; Woodland Restoration; Spatial data
Type of Research Activity
Pure basic research
Geospatial Location
text
Western Sydney Parklands (Western Sydney Regional Park) and Prospect Reservoir are situated approximately 30 km west of Sydney, and extend over an area of nearly 5,280 hectares.
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -33.80273; southlimit = -33.909898; westlimit = 150.810459; eastLimit = 150.915226
Date of data creation
2015-05-20
Year of data publication
2015
Creator(s) for Citation
David
Keith
Chris
Simpson
Katy
Wilkins
Mark
Tozer
Dick
Williams
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network
Publications
Hoxton Park Corridor (North) Land and Vegetation Management Plan.
Perkins I. 1997. Hoxton Park Corridor (North) Land and Vegetation Management Plan. Unpublished report. The NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning & Greening Australia (NSW), Sydney.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern.127; PackageId:174
Access Rights
Special Conditions: Prior to publication of research utilising this data - the data provider (David Keith) must be consulted and provide consent.
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: 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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