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

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TitleWoodland Restoration Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Western Sydney Parklands (Western Sydney Regional Park), NSW, Australia
Alternate TitleWoodland Restoration Plot Network: Spatial data
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c3bfa26ddcf1
Website Addresshttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au/
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThis 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 DescriptionAbstract: 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 Unpublished report.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

Number
1
Title
Plot set-up
Description
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.
Instrument
3x50m measuring tapes, clinometer, camera


File Descriptions

Name
kwrt_spatial_background_p174t861.csv
Description

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definitionHow accurately the coordinates represent the exact location of the site
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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)


Name
kwrt_spatial_data_2002_p174t1181.csv
Description

altitude
definitionMeters ASL (Australian Height Datum)
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aspect_deg
definitionAspect measured in degrees
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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


Name
kwrt_spatial_data_2011-2014_p174t1180.csv
Description

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
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ratio standard unitnumber


Contact Emaildavid.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 AddressAustralian 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 InvestigatorDavid Keith
SupervisorsDavid Keith
CollaboratorsPeter Nichols
David Kirkland
Emma Gorrod
Dick Williams
Sian Griffiths
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
Keywordskeyword:Plot setup
keyword:Geographic sites
keyword:Plot details
keyword:Spatial coordinates
Woodland Restoration
Spatial data
Type of Research ActivityPure basic research
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextWestern 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.
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -33.80273; southlimit = -33.909898; westlimit = 150.810459; eastLimit = 150.915226
Date of data creation2015-05-20
Year of data publication2015
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
DavidKeith
ChrisSimpson
KatyWilkins
MarkTozer
DickWilliams
Publisher for CitationLong Term Ecological Research Network
Publications

Identifier Type

Identifier Value

Publication Title
Hoxton Park Corridor (North) Land and Vegetation Management Plan.
Publication Reference
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 IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern.127
PackageId:174
Access RightsSpecial Conditions: Prior to publication of research utilising this data - the data provider (David Keith) must be consulted and provide consent.
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCreative 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 TypeCC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
LicenceLTERN Deed: 14
Date of execution: 2014-04-30
Data Locationhttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5783
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