Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Southwest Slopes, NSW, Australia

Abstract: Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network was established in 1998 with a principle objective to directly quantify changes in woodland vertebrate assemblages and their relationships with habitat variables when the surrounding landscape matrix is converted from a semi-cleared grazing landscape to a landscape dominated by an exotic softwood plantation (Lindenmayer, DB, Cunningham, RB, MacGregor, C, Tribolet, C & Donnelly, CF 2001, ‘A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data’, Biological Conservation, vol 101 no 2, p. 160). The study area is located in the Southwest Slopes of NSW west of Lake Burrinjuck and includes four exotic Pine Plantations (Nanangroe, Cotway, East Bungongo and Bungongo), as well as private properties adjacent those plantations. Repeated sampling of the vegetation structure and cover and selected vertebrate groups on all sites from 1998 has created a long term dataset. These long term data include: • vegetation data, • bird point counts, • herpetofauna survey, • arboreal marsupial spotlighting, • nocturnal bird spotlighting and • opportunistic frog spotlighting A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Nanangroe Plantation Forest Plot Network’s full program is provided at http://doi.org/10.25911/5c3d49dd32d9b. Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN). This work was supported by the Australian Government’s Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network (www.tern.org.au) – an Australian research infrastructure facility established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and Education Infrastructure Fund–Super Science Initiative through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
Type
collection
Title
Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Southwest Slopes, NSW, Australia
Alternate Title
Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network: Spatial data
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c4434ad0f1fa
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network was established in 1998 with a principle objective to directly quantify changes in woodland vertebrate assemblages and their relationships with habitat variables when the surrounding landscape matrix is converted from a semi-cleared grazing landscape to a landscape dominated by an exotic softwood plantation A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Nanangroe Plantation Forest Plot Network’s full program is provided at http://doi.org/10.25911/5c3d49dd32d9b.
Full Description
Abstract: Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network was established in 1998 with a principle objective to directly quantify changes in woodland vertebrate assemblages and their relationships with habitat variables when the surrounding landscape matrix is converted from a semi-cleared grazing landscape to a landscape dominated by an exotic softwood plantation (Lindenmayer, DB, Cunningham, RB, MacGregor, C, Tribolet, C & Donnelly, CF 2001, ‘A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data’, Biological Conservation, vol 101 no 2, p. 160). The study area is located in the Southwest Slopes of NSW west of Lake Burrinjuck and includes four exotic Pine Plantations (Nanangroe, Cotway, East Bungongo and Bungongo), as well as private properties adjacent those plantations. Repeated sampling of the vegetation structure and cover and selected vertebrate groups on all sites from 1998 has created a long term dataset. These long term data include: • vegetation data, • bird point counts, • herpetofauna survey, • arboreal marsupial spotlighting, • nocturnal bird spotlighting and • opportunistic frog spotlighting A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Nanangroe Plantation Forest Plot Network’s full program is provided at http://doi.org/10.25911/5c3d49dd32d9b. Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN). This work was supported by the Australian Government’s Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network (www.tern.org.au) – an Australian research infrastructure facility established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and Education Infrastructure Fund–Super Science Initiative through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
Methods
1
Plot selection
The study area is 10–20 km south-east of the town of Jugiong in southern NSW (Fig. 1), and it is bounded by the Murrumbidgee River to the north and the Bungongo State Forest, 5–8 km to the south and east. Annual precipitation across the study area ranges from 775 to 900 mm and is uniformly distributed throughout the year. Summers are typically hot. The name of the field study is taken from the Nanangroe Station — a large property where a major new radiata pine plantation has recently been established. The study region was chosen because:
(1) recent large-scale changes in landscape cover have occurred due to the establishment of new radiata pine plantations at four former grazing properties newly acquired by State Forests of NSW;
(2) long-term access to semi-cleared grazing properties which support numerous woodland remnants and which are located adjacent to the new Radiata Pine plantation has been obtained;
(3) the region contains a wide range of woodland vegetation types (see later). This will allow us to quantify the differences in fauna between different types of woodland. This makes our natural experiment different from many other studies that have focussed on one or only a few woodland types (e.g. Er, 1995; Prober and Thiele, 1995; Haddeon and Westbrooke, 1996; Arnold and Weeldenberg, 1998); and
(4) the woodland remnants in the study region vary in their physical condition, location (hilltops versus midslopes, etc.), and many other attributes (Table 1) making it possible to sample a broad range of environmental conditions and, in turn, model the relationships between species occurrence and these covariates.
The original vegetation cover in the study area included a suite of woodland vegetation types, particularly those dominated by yellow box (Eucalyptus melliodora), red box (Eucalyptus polyanthemos), white box (Eucalyptus albens), red stringybark (Eucalyptus macrorhyncha), and Blakely’s red gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi). Much of the original cover has been cleared over the past 150 years, primarily for domestic stock grazing (Bungongo Centenary Committee, 1986). Only fragmented patches now remain of what was formerly continuous woodland vegetation cover.
Clearing operations to plant radiata pine in the areas surrounding the woodland remnants involves the felling and burning of isolated paddock trees and other shrubby vegetation. The cleared land is then deep-ripped with a bulldozer to create mounds of earth in which radiata pine seedlings are planted. These are standard plantation establishment procedures employed widely throughout south-eastern Australia.
[Lindenmayer, et al. 2001, A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data. Biological Conservation 101: 157–169 [159–160]
2
Plot setup
The principle objective of the Nanangroe study is to directly quantify changes in woodland vertebrate assemblages and their relationships with habitat variables when the surrounding landscape matrix is converted from a semi-cleared grazing landscape to a landscape dominated by an exotic softwood plantation. Thus, the initial phase of the experiment is the establishment of a set of foundation sites. This involved characterizng all patches of remnant native vegetation on areas designated for pine plantation. Attributes of the 70 remnants included patch size (ha), dominant tree species, age and condition of overstorey trees, understorey condition, shape class, topographic position, and the density of trees within the patch. Patch sizes varied from 0.5 to 9.7 ha. Four broad vegetation classes were recognizd as part of field surveys. The species in these groups were:
(1) red box and red stringybark (co-dominant), apple box (Eucalyptus bridgesiana), long-leaf box (Eucalyptus goniocalyx), and broad-leaved peppermint (Eucalyptus dives);
(2) swamp gum (Eucalyptus camphora);
(3) yellow box, white box, red stringybark (co-dominant) and Blakely’s red gum; and
(4) river oak (Casuarina cunninghamiana).
[Lindenmayer, et al. 2001, A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data. Biological Conservation 101: 157–169 [160]
File Descriptions
lngr_plot_details_spatial_coordinates_p150t567.csv
avg_slope_degrees
definitionAverage degree of the slope of the landscape based on the slope at three points along the transect (0 m, 100 m, and 200 m)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
comments
definitionComments
nominal text definitionCharacter
context
definitionPlot context
nominal enumeration codes
AGRAgricurtural land
PINPine forest plantation
PPRPrivate property reserve
SFRState forest reserve
descriptionSpatial data for Nanangroe Plantation Plot Network's plots
easting_0m
definitionLatitude coordinate at 0 m point on the transect
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
easting_100m
definitionLatitude coordinate at 100 m point on the transect
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
easting_200m
definitionLatitude coordinate at 200 m point on the transect
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
elevation
definitionElevation above sea level
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmeter
id
definitionRecord identifier
ordinal text definitionID number
landscape_position
definitionPosition of plot within landscape
nominal text definitionCharacter
northing_0m
definitionLongitude coordinate at 0 m point on the transect
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
northing_100m
definitionLongitude coordinate at 100 m point on the transect
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
northing_200m
definitionLongitude coordinate at 200 m point on the transect
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
number of records143
property_code
definitionProperty identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
property_name
definitionProperty name
nominal text definitionCharacter
shape_of_remnant
definitionShape of remnant vegetation
nominal enumeration codes
circularCircular
elongatedElongated
ovalOval
squareSquare
site_code
definitionLocation and site number
nominal text definitionCharacter
size_class
definitionRelative size of remnant vegetation patch
nominal enumeration codes
largeLarge
mediumMedium
smallSmall
very smallVery small
size_ha
definitionSize of plot
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unithectare
topography
definitionTopography of plot
nominal text definitionCharacter
lngr_plot_details_baseline_attributes_p150t1113.csv
avg_edge_distance_m
definitionAverage degree of the slope of the landscape based on three the slope at points at 0 m, 100 m, and 200 m along the transect.
interval number typenatural
interval standard unitdegree
descriptionBaseline attributes for Nanangroe Plantation sites
dist_to_nearest_remnant_m
definitionDistance to nearest remnant native vegetation
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitmeter
dist_to_water_m
definitionDistance to closest water
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitmeter
disturbance
definitionDisturbance score avereaged from 3 points along the transect (0 m, 100 m, and 200 m). The score is based on the number of disturbance categories evident at each point. The categories are: Logging, Fire, Livestock grazing, Mining, Other
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitnumber
forest_type
definitionForest type
nominal enumeration codes
103Apple Box
104Long leaved Box
111Peppermint
124Red Stringybark
143Swamp Gum
172Yellow Box associated with Blakely's Red Gum
173Yellow Box - White Box co-dominant with Blakely's
175White Box dominant. Blakely's, Yellow Box + Kurrajong
176White Box - Stringybark co-dominant
177Red Gum - Stringybark co-dominant
178Blakely's dominates
211River Oak
216Improved Pasture and Cropland
217Farm Plantings
218Forestry Plantations
99Red Box
id
definitionRecord identifier
nominal text definitionID number
league_type
definitionLeague type
nominal enumeration codes
132Snow Gum
170Yellow-White-Red Gum
211Non-Eucalypt
216Non Forest and Artificial
94Scribbly Gum-Stringybark-Silvertop Ash
no_sides_pine
definitionScore which is indicative of the number of sides to the remnant vegetation that are adjacent to pine plantations
interval number typewhole
interval standard unitnumber
number of records143
planting_year
date time formatYYYY
definitionYear pine plantation trees were planted
site_code
definitionLocation and site number
nominal text definitionCharacter
veg_type
definitionVegetation type
nominal enumeration codes
1Non Forest and Artificial
2White Box Dom.
3Apple/Long leaved Box
4Swamp Gum/Oak
5Blakelys/Yellow Box
6Misc.
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
Ross Cunningham; Mason Crane
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications
Keywords
keyword:GPS co-ordinates; keyword:Plot setup; keyword:Geographic; keyword:Plot details; keyword:Spatial coordinates; Nanangroe Plantation; Spatial data
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Geospatial Location
text
Nanangroe Plantation, Southwest Slopes of NSW west of Lake Burrinjuck and includes four exotic Pine Plantations (Nanangroe, Cotway, East Bungongo and Bungongo), Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -34.912979; southlimit = -35.069528; westlimit = 148.313807; eastLimit = 148.534563
Date of data creation
2017-08-07
Year of data publication
2017
Creator(s) for Citation
David
Lindenmayer
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Publications
doi
10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00061-1
A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data.
(Lindenmayer, DB, Cunningham, RB, MacGregor, C, Tribolet, C & Donnelly, CF 2001, ‘A prospective longitudinal study of landscape matrix effects on fauna in woodland remnants: experimental design and baseline data’, Biological Conservation, vol 101 no 2, p. 160).
Related Websites
https://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861
ANU Open Research. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern.25; PackageId:150
Access Rights
All spatial data is to be published with mediated access. Co-authorship with the data provider (Professor David Lindenmayer) of any publication of research utilising this data is an expected outcome. The data provider requests consultation, including a summary of the proposed research and intended use, before publication of research utilising this data is possible.
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: 48: Date of execution: 2017-07-10
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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