Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network: Do Temporal Changes In Vegetation Structure Predict Changes In Bird Occurrence Additional To Time Since Fire, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay Territory, 2003–2013

Abstract: This bird count data package comprises repeated time-controlled point interval counts conducted annually along a permanent 100 metre-long transect. The abundance of species observed or heard is recorded, and counts are not undertaken in poor weather (rain, fog or high wind). Two five-minute counts have been conducted at each site, one at the 20 metre mark and the other at 80 metre mark of the transect. All birds seen or heard are recorded and assigned to different distance classes. Each site is surveyed on a different day by a different observer to reduce day effects on detection and reduce problems with observer differences. Surveys are completed in late September each year. Bird count surveys commenced in 2002 and have been conducted since on an annual basis. The Jervis Bay Plot Network was established in 2002 in Booderee National Park in the Jervis Bay Territory, South-eastern Australia. The study location is a floristically diverse area in which fire history has been well-documented over several decades. The plot network’s objectives involve quantifying the inter-relationships between natural disturbance and/or management intervention (including weed and feral animal control and prescribed burning) and the reciprocal changes in vegetation condition and biodiversity response. The Jervis Bay Plot Network study forms part of the collection of data packages by this plot network.A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Jervis Bay Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c070a5ee94. These data were published as a component of the following paper: Lindenmayer, D. B., Candy, S. G., MacGregor, C. I., Banks, S. C., Westgate, M. , Ikin, K. , Pierson, J. , Tulloch, A. and Barton, P. (2016), Do temporal changes in vegetation structure additional to time since fire predict changes in bird occurrence?. Ecol Appl, 26: 2267-2279, https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1367 Sampling method: The 110 permanent sites in the study at Booderee National Park were first delineated in 2002 using two stratifying variables: (1) broad vegetation type (heathland, forest, woodland, etc.); and (2) past fire history – classified into four classes of time since the last fire (0-10 years, 11-20 years, 21-30 years and >30 years). Study extent: Each site is surveyed on a different day by a different observer to reduce day effects on detection and reduce problems with observer differences. Surveys are completed in late September each year. Project funding: This research was funded by means of the following ARC Linkage Grant: Best practice biodiversity management in reserves and other natural areas LP0989292. Between 2012 and 2018 this project was also 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
Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network: Do Temporal Changes In Vegetation Structure Predict Changes In Bird Occurrence Additional To Time Since Fire, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay Territory, 2003–2013
Alternate Title
Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network: Do Temporal Changes In Vegetation Structure Predict Changes In Bird Occurrence Additional To Time Since Fire, 2003–2013
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c4006526b235
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
These data were published as a component of the following paper: Lindenmayer, D. B., Candy, S. G., MacGregor, C. I., Banks, S. C., Westgate, M. , Ikin, K. , Pierson, J. , Tulloch, A. and Barton, P. (2016), Do temporal changes in vegetation structure additional to time since fire predict changes in bird occurrence?. Ecol Appl, 26: 2267-2279, https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1367 A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Jervis Bay Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c070a5ee94.
Full Description
Abstract: This bird count data package comprises repeated time-controlled point interval counts conducted annually along a permanent 100 metre-long transect. The abundance of species observed or heard is recorded, and counts are not undertaken in poor weather (rain, fog or high wind). Two five-minute counts have been conducted at each site, one at the 20 metre mark and the other at 80 metre mark of the transect. All birds seen or heard are recorded and assigned to different distance classes. Each site is surveyed on a different day by a different observer to reduce day effects on detection and reduce problems with observer differences. Surveys are completed in late September each year. Bird count surveys commenced in 2002 and have been conducted since on an annual basis. The Jervis Bay Plot Network was established in 2002 in Booderee National Park in the Jervis Bay Territory, South-eastern Australia. The study location is a floristically diverse area in which fire history has been well-documented over several decades. The plot network’s objectives involve quantifying the inter-relationships between natural disturbance and/or management intervention (including weed and feral animal control and prescribed burning) and the reciprocal changes in vegetation condition and biodiversity response. The Jervis Bay Plot Network study forms part of the collection of data packages by this plot network.A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Jervis Bay Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c070a5ee94. These data were published as a component of the following paper: Lindenmayer, D. B., Candy, S. G., MacGregor, C. I., Banks, S. C., Westgate, M. , Ikin, K. , Pierson, J. , Tulloch, A. and Barton, P. (2016), Do temporal changes in vegetation structure additional to time since fire predict changes in bird occurrence?. Ecol Appl, 26: 2267-2279, https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1367 Sampling method: The 110 permanent sites in the study at Booderee National Park were first delineated in 2002 using two stratifying variables: (1) broad vegetation type (heathland, forest, woodland, etc.); and (2) past fire history – classified into four classes of time since the last fire (0-10 years, 11-20 years, 21-30 years and >30 years). Study extent: Each site is surveyed on a different day by a different observer to reduce day effects on detection and reduce problems with observer differences. Surveys are completed in late September each year. Project funding: This research was funded by means of the following ARC Linkage Grant: Best practice biodiversity management in reserves and other natural areas LP0989292. Between 2012 and 2018 this project was also 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 Setup
The 110 permanent sites in the study at Booderee National Park were first identified in 2002 using two stratifying variables: (1) broad vegetation type (heathland, forest, woodland, etc.); and (2) past fire history – classified into four classes of time since the last fire (0-10 years, 11-20 years, 21-30 years and >30 years).
The features of the experimental design - stratified random site selection, replication of classes, replication proportional to area, sampling of the plots both before and after unplanned wildfire, the occurrence of unburned ‘control’ sites and treatment (burned) sites, and continued surveys over time. Commencing at the 0m point a steel post has been placed at 20m intervals along a 100m long transect.
ArcGIS, GPS, tape measure, Steel posts, reflective tape
2
Bird Point Count Surveys
Birds are counted using repeated time-controlled point interval counts conducted along a permanent 100 metre-long transect every year. Two five-minute counts are conducted at each site, one at the 20 metre mark and the other at 80 metre mark of each transect. All birds seen or heard are recorded and assigned to different distance classes. Each site is surveyed on a different day by a different observer to reduce day effects on detection and reduce problems with observer differences. Surveys are completed in late September each year.
Binoculars
File Descriptions
ljbb_bird_data_2003_2013_p651.csv
bird_abundance
definitionCount of species detected at that distance class
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
bird_family
definitionSpecies family name
nominal text definitioncharacter
bird_name
definitionSpecies recorded. Missing values indicate that no species were detected within that particular distance class
nominal text definitioncharacter
cloud
definition“Cloud” from look-up list
ordinal text definitioncharacter
comments
definitionComments
nominal text definitioncharacter
date
date time formatDD/MM/YYYY
definitionDate of survey
distance
definitionDistance class from survey point. Plus additional categories of “overhead” and “Outside veg type”
nominal text definitioncharacter
flowering_trees
definitionFrom look-up list
ordinal text definitioncharacter
notes
definitionNotes
nominal text definitioncharacter
observer_number
definitionEncoded observer number
nominal text definitioncharacter
plot_number
definitionThe plot number on the transect
ordinal enumeration codes
120m point
280m point
repeat_number
definitionSurvey replicates in a given year
nominal text definitioncharacter
scientific_name
definitionScientific name
nominal text definitioncharacter
site_number
definitionSite number derived from "Site Table"
nominal text definitioncharacter
start_time
date time formathh:mm
definitionTime of survey
temperature
definition“Temperature” from look-up list
ordinal text definitioncharacter
visit_number
definitionThis is a combination of year-site number-plot number-repeat number e.g. 11-1-56-2-1
nominal text definitioncharacter
wind
definition“Wind” from look-up list
ordinal text definitioncharacter
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionYear denoting survey season
ljbb_vegetation_data_2003_2013_p651.csv
date
date time formatDD/MM/YYYY
definitionDate of survey
log_count
definitionLog count
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
no_hollow_bearing_trees
definitionNumber of hollow bearing trees
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
no_of_dead_shrubs
definitionNumber of dead shrubs
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
no_of_dead_trees
definitionNumber of dead trees
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
no_of_layers
definitionNumber of of layers (strata)
ordinal text definitionCharacter
no_of_ms_genera
definitionNumber of mid-storey genera
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
no_of_ms_species
definitionNumber of mid-storey species
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
no_of_os_species
definitionNumber of overstorey species
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
no_of_us_species
definitionNumber of understorey cover species
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
no_stems_15_30_cm_diam
definitionNumber of stems 15-30 cm diameter
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
no_stems_15_cm_diam
definitionNumber of stems 15 cm diameter
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
no_stems_30_cm_diam
definitionNumber of stems greater than 30 cm diameter
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
number of records1184
number_of_os_genera
definitionNumber of overstorey genera
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
plot_visit_number
definitionCharacter
nominal text definitionCharacter
site_number
definitionSite number
nominal text definitionCharacter
site_visit_number
definitionThis is a combination of year-site number-plot number-repeat number e.g. 11-1-56-2-1
nominal text definitionCharacter
survey_year
date time formatYYYY
definitionSurvey year
visit_comments
definitionVisit comments
nominal text definitionCharacter
x_bare_earth_on_gl
definitionPercentage of bare earth in ground-cover strata
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
x_bitou_bush_on_gl
definitionPercentage of bitou bush in ground-cover strata
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
x_bracken_on_gl
definitionPercentage of bracken in ground-cover strata
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
x_coral_fern_on_gl
definitionPercentage of coral fern in ground-cover strata
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
x_forbs_on_gl
definitionPercentage of forbs in ground-cover strata
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
x_grasses_on_gl
definitionPercentage of grasses in ground-cover strata
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
x_leaf_litter_on_gl
definitionPercentage of leaf-litter in ground-cover strata
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdimensionless
x_of_ms_cover
definitionPercentage of mid-storey cover
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
x_of_os_cover
definitionPercentage of over-storey cover
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
x_of_us_cover
definitionPercentage of understorey cover
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
x_rock_on_gl
definitionPercentage of rock in ground-cover strata
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitdimensionless
Contact Email
david.lindenmayer@anu.edu.au
Contact Address
Fenner School of Environment & Society ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment Frank Fenner Building 141 Linnaeus Way CANBERRA, ACT, 0200 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 2 612 50654; +61 427 770 593
Contact Fax Number
+61 2 6125 0746
Principal Investigator
David Lindenmayer
Supervisors
David Lindenmayer
Collaborators
Christopher MacGregor; Australian Government Parks Australia; David Lindenmayer; Australian Government Department of Defence; Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications; 0502 - Environmental Science and Management; 0602 - Ecology
Keywords
GCMD:Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Birds; GCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Vegetation; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Birds; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Vegetation structure; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Plant species composition; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Fire; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Invasive plants; Jervis Bay Booderee National Park; Do Temporal Changes In Vegetation Structure Predict Changes In Bird Occurrence Additional To Time Since Fire
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
2003
2013
Geospatial Location
text
Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay Territory, South-eastern Australia.
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -35.114116; southlimit = -35.195078; westlimit = 150.590591; eastLimit = 150.76929
Date of data creation
2016-07-04
Year of data publication
2016
Creator(s) for Citation
David
Lindenmayer
Christopher
MacGregor
Publisher for Citation
The Australian National University Data Commons
Publications
doi
10.1002/eap.1367
Do temporal changes in vegetation structure additional to time since fire predict changes in bird occurrence?
Lindenmayer, D. B., Candy, S. G., MacGregor, C. I., Banks, S. C., Westgate, M. , Ikin, K. , Pierson, J. , Tulloch, A. and Barton, P. (2016), Do temporal changes in vegetation structure additional to time since fire predict changes in bird occurrence?. Ecol Appl, 26: 2267-2279, https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1367.
Related Websites
https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/130861
ANU Open Research. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern2.1067; PackageId:651
Access Rights
Access and use subject to negotiation upon request to data provider (Professor David Lindenmayer)
Access Rights Type
Restricted
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: 41
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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