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

Typecollection
TitleDesert Uplands Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Northern Queensland, Australia
Alternate TitleDesert Uplands Plot Network: Spatial data
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c341b52488eb
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThe 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 DescriptionAbstract: 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

Number
1
Title
Plot set-up
Description
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).
Instrument
None provided


File Descriptions

Name
mdup_plot_and_spatial_coordinates_p160t367.csv
Description

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 Emaildan.metcalfe@csiro.au
Contact AddressCSIRO
41 Boggo Road
Dutton Park, QLD, 4102
Australia

Contact Phone Number+61 7 3833 5529
+61 427 766 704
Principal InvestigatorDaniel Metcalfe
SupervisorsDaniel Metcalfe
CollaboratorsChris Pavey
Eric Vanderduys
Fields of Research0501 Ecological Applications
Keywordskeyword:Plot setup
keyword:Geographic
keyword:Plot details
keyword:Spatial coordinates
Desert Uplands
Spatial data
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextNorthern Queensland, Australia
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -20.762424; southlimit = -21.235266; westlimit = 144.688969; eastLimit = 145.191784
Date of data creation2014-09-19
Year of data publication2014
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
DanielMetcalfe
Publisher for CitationLong Term Ecological Network (LTERN), Fenner School of Environment and Society, The Australian National University
Related Websites
URLTitle
https://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861ANU Open Research, Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern2.167
PackageId:160
Access RightsData users must request permission from the Data Provider before access to latitudinal and longitudinal data is granted.
Access Rights TypeRestricted
Rights held in and over the dataAusGoal Restrictive Licence - This licence has been developed specifically for material that may contain personal or other confidential information.
Licence TypeAusGoalRestrictive - AusGoal Restrictive Licence
LicenceLTERN 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 LocationThis data is located at https://datacommons.anu.edu.au
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5827
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