Desert Uplands Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Northern Queensland, Australia

Abstract: The LTERN Desert Uplands Plot Network Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates contains location data for 60 permanent 1 hectare plots in Northern Queensland, Australia. All sites are located within extensive ironbark (Eucalyptus whitei and E. melanophloia) woodland in the Prairie-Torrens Creeks subregion in the northwest of the Desert Uplands bioregion. The sites extend across four leasehold cattle properties that lie within an area approximately 50 km by 50 km. The sites occur on alluvial sand and clay sheets, and flat sand and earth plains. The Desert Uplands research plots commenced in 2004, and have been revisited in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Desert Uplands Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c343f9e98336. Sampling method: The specific location of the 1 ha survey sites were selected on the basis that they were situated in large contiguous areas that were considered typical or characteristic of the respective vegetation management strategy. Within each property, sites are generally a minimum of 1 km apart but may be within 500 m of one another in some cases. At the property scale, sites are spread across a 10-15 km radius on each property. Sites are located a minimum of 500 m from any water point, commonly 50-100 m from the nearest access track and that the demarcation used for site selection within the “Unmodified vegetation management” class (30-45% vs. 45-60% canopy cover), was made using crown canopy mapping based on 1996 1:250 000 aerial photography. Sites are broadly situated within the same broad Ironbark woodland community (Eucalyptus whitei, E. melanophloia). Two Queensland land zones are mapped across the four properties with sandy plains and alluvial systems each represented by two properties. One of the leaseholders (with five thinned and five unmodified sites), withdrew from the study following the July 2008 survey leaving 50 sites distributed across three leasehold properties remaining in the study. Study extent: These plots have been visited in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Project Funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of 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
Desert Uplands Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Northern Queensland, Australia
Alternate Title
Desert Uplands Plot Network: Spatial data
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c341b52488eb
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
The LTERN Desert Uplands Plot Network Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates contains location data for 60 permanent 1 hectare plots in Northern Queensland, Australia. All sites are located within extensive ironbark (Eucalyptus whitei and E. melanophloia) woodland in the Prairie-Torrens Creeks subregion in the northwest of the Desert Uplands bioregion. The sites extend across four leasehold cattle properties that lie within an area approximately 50 km by 50 km. The sites occur on alluvial sand and clay sheets, and flat sand and earth plains.

The Desert Uplands research plots commenced in 2004, and have been revisited in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Desert Uplands Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c343f9e98336.
Full Description
Abstract: The LTERN Desert Uplands Plot Network Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates contains location data for 60 permanent 1 hectare plots in Northern Queensland, Australia. All sites are located within extensive ironbark (Eucalyptus whitei and E. melanophloia) woodland in the Prairie-Torrens Creeks subregion in the northwest of the Desert Uplands bioregion. The sites extend across four leasehold cattle properties that lie within an area approximately 50 km by 50 km. The sites occur on alluvial sand and clay sheets, and flat sand and earth plains. The Desert Uplands research plots commenced in 2004, and have been revisited in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Desert Uplands Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c343f9e98336. Sampling method: The specific location of the 1 ha survey sites were selected on the basis that they were situated in large contiguous areas that were considered typical or characteristic of the respective vegetation management strategy. Within each property, sites are generally a minimum of 1 km apart but may be within 500 m of one another in some cases. At the property scale, sites are spread across a 10-15 km radius on each property. Sites are located a minimum of 500 m from any water point, commonly 50-100 m from the nearest access track and that the demarcation used for site selection within the “Unmodified vegetation management” class (30-45% vs. 45-60% canopy cover), was made using crown canopy mapping based on 1996 1:250 000 aerial photography. Sites are broadly situated within the same broad Ironbark woodland community (Eucalyptus whitei, E. melanophloia). Two Queensland land zones are mapped across the four properties with sandy plains and alluvial systems each represented by two properties. One of the leaseholders (with five thinned and five unmodified sites), withdrew from the study following the July 2008 survey leaving 50 sites distributed across three leasehold properties remaining in the study. Study extent: These plots have been visited in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016. Project Funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of 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
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Plot set-up
The LTERN Desert Uplands Plot Network Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates contains location data for 60 permanent 1 hectare plots in Northern Queensland, Australia. The plots represent three vegetation management strategies, namely: 1) clearing (where all trees and shrubs are removed); 2) thinning (where ground and midstorey vegetation is removed); and 3) unmodified native woodlands where significant thinning or clearing has not occurred. Cleared sites had been chain-cleared and sown with buffel grass between 1995 and 1999.
The sites are spread across four properties. The total number of sites within each category are as follows: a) cleared vegetation (n = 10), b) thinned vegetation (n = 10) and c) unmodified vegetation (n = 40).
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File Descriptions
mdup_plot_and_spatial_coordinates_p160t367.csv
lat_dec
definitionLatitude in decimal degrees, GDA94
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
lon_dec
definitionLongitude in decimal degrees, GDA94
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
number of records60
quadrat_id
definitionUnique site identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
Contact Email
dan.metcalfe@csiro.au
Contact Address
CSIRO 41 Boggo Road Dutton Park, QLD, 4102 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 7 3833 5529; +61 427 766 704
Principal Investigator
Daniel Metcalfe
Supervisors
Daniel Metcalfe
Collaborators
Chris Pavey; Eric Vanderduys
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications
Keywords
keyword:Plot setup; keyword:Geographic; keyword:Plot details; keyword:Spatial coordinates; Desert Uplands; Spatial data
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Geospatial Location
text
Northern Queensland, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -20.762424; southlimit = -21.235266; westlimit = 144.688969; eastLimit = 145.191784
Date of data creation
2014-09-19
Year of data publication
2014
Creator(s) for Citation
Daniel
Metcalfe
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Network (LTERN), Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University
Related Websites
https://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861
ANU Open Research, Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern2.167; PackageId:160
Access Rights
Data users must request permission from the Data Provider before access to latitudinal and longitudinal data is granted.
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.
Licence Type
AusGoalRestrictive - AusGoal Restrictive Licence
Licence
LTERN Deed: 21 Date of execution: 2014-08-08 Restrictions: To mitigate risks associated with threatened species, LTERN's policy is to mediate access to spatial data.
Data Location
This data is located at 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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