Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Plot-based Vegetation Sampling Data, Northern Territory, Australia, 1994-2016

Typecollection
TitleThree Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Plot-based Vegetation Sampling Data, Northern Territory, Australia, 1994-2016
Alternate TitleThree Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Plot Based Vegetation Sampling Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk, 1994-2016
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c3d75bbca1c0
Website Addresshttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au/
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThe Three Parks Savanna Fire-Effects Network was established in 1994 with the primary aim of training management staff and assisting with the development of adaptive approaches to conservation-based fire management in regional savanna systems. This dataset comprises the vegetation sampling data from the 220 plots located across the Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network, of which 133 are in Kakadu National Park, 41 in Litchfield National Park and 46 in Nitmiluk National Park. The vegetation data consists of the quantitative assessment of all species in three major strata within 800 square meter plots. Plots are positioned to investigate environmental changes in areas of interest by land managers and may reveal environmental dynamics. Plots are located in a variety of landform and vegetation type / habitats and conditions, and may be in vicinity of intensively managed sites such as camp grounds and other tourist attractions. Areas also include ecotones and patches of fire-sensitive vegetation such as stands of Callitris and sandstone heaths. The full program assesses fire regimes and their impacts on plant and vertebrate biodiversity components. The program consists of two complementary elements – mapping of fire histories based upon interpretation of satellite imagery, and assessment of vegetation and faunal components at a large series of permanent monitoring plots located across respective parks.

*Note: Plots are located within a National Park and physical access to the plots is restricted.
Full DescriptionAbstract: The Three Parks Savanna Fire-Effects Network was established in 1994 with the primary aim of training management staff and assisting with the development of adaptive approaches to conservation-based fire management in regional savanna systems. This dataset comprises the vegetation sampling data from the 220 plots located across the Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network, of which 133 are in Kakadu National Park, 41 in Litchfield National Park and 46 in Nitmiluk National Park. The vegetation data consists of the quantitative assessment of all species in three major strata within 800 square meter plots. Plots are positioned to investigate environmental changes in areas of interest by land managers and may reveal environmental dynamics. Plots are located in a variety of landform and vegetation type / habitats and conditions, and may be in vicinity of intensively managed sites such as camp grounds and other tourist attractions. Areas also include ecotones and patches of fire-sensitive vegetation such as stands of Callitris and sandstone heaths. The full program assesses fire regimes and their impacts on plant and vertebrate biodiversity components. The program consists of two complementary elements – mapping of fire histories based upon interpretation of satellite imagery, and assessment of vegetation and faunal components at a large series of permanent monitoring plots located across respective parks. *Note: Plots are located within a National Park and physical access to the plots is restricted.

Sampling method: Monitoring plot establishment and resampling exercises are conducted either at the end of the wet season period to facilitate flora identification (i.e. before herbaceous plants wither, or the vegetation is burnt), or late dry season due to access logistical restictions, for example floodplain sites. Sampling is designed to assess all levels of habitat strata including non-woody and woody species diversity.

This package has chosen to use the following names from the NTFlora database:

• Fimbristylis miliacea (instead of Fimbristylis quinquangularis)
• Fimbristylis pterygosperma (instead of Fimbristylis pterigosperma)
• Sauropus lissocarpus (instead of Phyllanthus arnhemicus)
• Sauropus lissocarpus instead of Phyllanthus arnhemicus
• Cartonema sp. antrorse
• Cartonema sp. pedicellate
• Haemodorum sp. red flowers (instead of Haemodorum sp. Red flowers)
• Utricularia nivea (instead of Utricularia sp. Small white)
• Antidesma ghesaembilla (instead of Antidesma ghaesembilla)
• Melastoma malabathricum • Melastoma malabathricum subsp. malabathricum (instead of Melastoma affine)

Study exten: The plots were established in 1995 at the end of the wet season period to facilitate flora identification before herbaceous plants senesce. The full floristic sampling is timetabled to occur every five years. There have been up to 5 different time sets of data collected but not every site has been revisited each time. Fire recording by photo and ground observation is undertaken at the end of every fire season early, late and wet season.

**Note plot 95 in Kakadu National Park was lost after the first visit (T1).

Project funding: SBetween 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.

This project has also received funding through Parks Australia, NT Parks & Wildlife Service, Tropical Savannas CRC, and Darwin Centre for Bushfires Research (Charles Darwin University).

Methods

Number
1
Title
Plot set-up
Description
The overall plot size is 40 x 20 metre. The plot is permanently located by a central metal star picket and GPS waypoint. Plots relocated by helicopter have a round large white lid on top to assist sighting the plot from air.
A permanent photo picket with number plate is placed 10 metre inside the plot parallel with the plot sides.
The corners and inner transects are marked by metal droppers.
The inner 40 x 10 metre plot is delineated with measuring tapes. Two 50 metre tapes are laid out 5 metres either side of the central photo picket, parallel to the longer central axis, starting at zero on the left hand side heading to the back of the plot, again at zero on the right hand side heading to the top of the plot.
Nb: some plots are not strictly 40 metres long due to plot landscape constraints.
Instrument
Metal star pickets
GPS
50 metre measuring tapes


Number
2
Title
Photo
Description
The photo is taken looking down the long axis of the plot from centre front picket toward the plot number plate.
These photos are not included as part of this data packages due to the file size, but can be provided on request from the data owner (Dr Russell-Smith).
Instrument
Digital camera


Number
3
Title
Ground stratum
Description
• Forty 1m x 1m quadrats, systematically located every second metre along inner transects. The quadrat transects are always on the side of a measuring tape and orientated towards the centre of the plot.
• One metre poles are used to measure the 1 x 1 metre quadrats inside the plot along the length of the tape.
• Woody species are not recorded in the quadrat data.
Parameters assessed in each quadrat include:
• total percentage foliage cover of non-woody species
• total percentage litter cover
• total percentage rock cover
• A tree Canopy Closure Index (CCI) is assessed and classified into one of three cover classes
• The percentage cover of each grass or herb species present in each quadrat
**Note most plots have 40 quadrats on either side of the plot, however there is some variation due to rocks & other limitations.
Instrument


Number
4
Title
Shrubs
Description
A woody shrub is a woody species with DBH less than 5cm.
• All Woody shrub individuals are counted in 3 height classes: < 50 cm; 50 cm - 2 m; > 2 m DBH.
• Counts of individuals by species height < 50 cm class are undertaken along 1 m wide transects that define the ground stratum quadrats for the length of the plot.
• Use 1 metre poles to measure the 1 x 1 metre quadrats along the length of the tapes along the inside of the tape.
• For consistency shrubs in the < 50 cm height class should only be recorded along the entire 1 m transects defining the ground stratum quadrats.
• Counts of individuals of each species height 50cm-2m and >2m are undertaken in the internal area of the plot equivalent to 40 x 10 m.
Instrument
Tape measure or measuring stick (height measurement)


Number
5
Title
Trees
Description
Trees are defined as any woody species with diameter at breast height (DBH) > 5cm.
• All stems occurring within the whole plot are labelled with numbered metal tags and identified by species.
• Only one tag is required per tree, not per stem. Multi-stemmed trees will have more than one DBH per tree.
• The canopy top height in metres of each tree is estimated visually or with a clinometer.
• Scarring from fires is recorded on a scale of 0 to 5, referring to (in increasing severity) no scarring; charcoal on surface of bark only; scarring damage to cambium; scarring on trunk over large area; severe scarring on trunk over large area likely to result in death; dead. Fire scars are recorded only once per tree.
• DBH is measured for each separate stem that has ≥ 5 cm DBH. DBH is the vertical height measured at 1.3 metres from the level of the base of the tree. DBH is measured using a diameter tape or calipers.
*Note: Due to logistical constraints there is some variation in size of plots.
Instrument
Diameter tapes (tree diameter measurements)
Sunto Optical height meter (height measurements)
Compass (plot angle measurements)


File Descriptions

Name
tpsk_quads_cover_1994+_p831t1063.csv
Description

canopy_closure_index
definitionTree Canopy Closure Index (CCI) for the quadrat
ordinal enumeration codes
0Zero cover over quadrat
1Partial tree cover
2> 75% tree canopy cover
NANot assessed
descriptionQuadrat cover data for Kakadu National Park
number of records20596
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
percentage_cover
definitionTotal percentage foliage cover of non-woody species
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
percentage_litter
definitionTotal percentage of litter cover
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
percentage_rock
definitionTotal percentage of rock cover
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
quadrat
definitionQuadrat number within plot
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsk_quads_species_1994+_p831t1064.csv
Description

descriptionQuadrat species data for Kakadu National Park
genus_species
definitionBinomial name of plant species
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records82860
occurrence
definitionNumber of the specified species that occur in this quadrat
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitnumber
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
quadrat
definitionQuadrat number within plot
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsk_shrubs_1994+_p831t1065.csv
Description

count_50cm-2m
definitionNumber of woody shrubs height greater than 50cm and less than 2m
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
count_greater_than_2m
definitionNumber of woody shrubs height greater than 2m
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
count_less_than_50cm
definitionNumber of woody shrubs height less than 50cm
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
descriptionShrub data for Kakadu National Park
genus_species
definitionBinomial name of plant species
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records9383
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsk_trees_1994+_p831t1066.csv
Description

dbh1
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 1 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh2
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 2 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh3
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 3 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh4
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 4 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh5
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 5 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh6
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 6 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh7
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 7 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh8
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 8 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh9
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 9 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
descriptionTree data for Kakadu National Park
fire_scar
definitionScarring from fires is recorded once per tree on a scale of 0 to 5
nominal enumeration codes
0No scarring
1Charcoal on surface of bark only
2Scarring damage to cambium
3Scarring on trunk over large area
4Severe scarring on trunk over large area likely to result in death
5Dead
NANot assessed
genus_species
definitionBinomial name of plant species
nominal text definitionCharacter
height_m
definitionThe canopy top height in meters of each tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmeter
is_the_tree_dead
definitionRecord of whether tree is dead or not
nominal enumeration codes
FALSETree is alive
NANot assessed
TRUETree is dead
number of records15868
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
tag_no
definitionThe number assigned to each tree, as recorded on metal tag
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsk_visit_date_1994+_p831t1067.csv
Description

comments
definitionComments
nominal text definitionCharacter
date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of survey (if exact date unknown, date recorded is first day of month of survey)
descriptionVisit date table for Kakadu National Park
number of records571
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsl_quads_cover_1994+_p831t1121.csv
Description

canopy_closure_index
definitionTree Canopy Closure Index (CCI) for the quadrat
ordinal enumeration codes
0Zero cover over quadrat
1Partial tree cover
2> 75% tree canopy cover
NANot assessed
descriptionQuadrat cover data for Litchfield National Park
number of records6057
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
percentage_cover
definitionTotal percentage foliage cover of non-woody species
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
percentage_litter
definitionTotal percentage of litter cover
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
percentage_rock
definitionTotal percentage of rock cover
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
quadrat
definitionQuadrat number within plot
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsl_quads_species_1994+_p831t1122.csv
Description

descriptionQuadrat species data for Litchfield National Park
genus_species
definitionBinomial name of plant species
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records35884
occurrence
definitionNumber of the specified species that occur in this quadrat
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitnumber
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
quadrat
definitionQuadrat number within plot
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsl_shrubs_1994+_p831t1123.csv
Description

count_50cm-2m
definitionNumber of woody shrubs height greater than 50cm and less than 2m
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
count_greater_than_2m
definitionNumber of woody shrubs height greater than 2m
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
count_less_than_50cm
definitionNumber of woody shrubs height less than 50cm
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
descriptionShrub data for Litchfield National Park
genus_species
definitionBinomial name of plant species
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records3070
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsl_trees_1994+_p831t1124.csv
Description

dbh1
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 1 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh2
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 2 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh3
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 3 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh4
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 4 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh5
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 5 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh6
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 6 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh7
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 7 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh8
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 8 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
descriptionTree data for Litchfield National Park
fire_scar
definitionScarring from fires is recorded once per tree on a scale of 0 to 5
nominal enumeration codes
0No scarring
1Charcoal on surface of bark only
2Scarring damage to cambium
3Scarring on trunk over large area
4Severe scarring on trunk over large area likely to result in death
5Dead
NANot assessed
genus_species
definitionBinomial name of plant species
nominal text definitionCharacter
height_m
definitionThe canopy top height in meters of each tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmeter
is_the_tree_dead
definitionRecord of whether tree is dead or not
nominal enumeration codes
FALSETree is alive
NANot assessed
TRUETree is dead
number of records9357
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
tag
definitionThe number assigned to each tree, as recorded on metal tag
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsl_visit_date_1994+_p831t1125.csv
Description

comments
definitionComments
nominal text definitionCharacter
date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of survey (if exact date unknown, date recorded is first day of month of survey)
descriptionVisit date table for Litchfield National Park
number of records203
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsn_quads_cover_1994+_p831t1126.csv
Description

canopy_closure_index
definitionTree Canopy Closure Index (CCI) for the quadrat
ordinal enumeration codes
0Zero cover over quadrat
1Partial tree cover
2> 75% tree canopy cover
NANot assessed
descriptionQuadrat cover data for Nitmiluk National Park
number of records9078
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
percentage_cover
definitionTotal percentage foliage cover of non-woody species
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
percentage_litter
definitionTotal percentage of litter cover
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
percentage_rock
definitionTotal percentage of rock cover
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
quadrat
definitionQuadrat number within plot
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsn_quads_species_1994+_p831t1127.csv
Description

descriptionQuadrat species data for Nitmiluk National Park
genus_species
definitionBinomial name of plant species
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records48820
occurrence
definitionNumber of the specified species that occur in this quadrat
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitnumber
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
quadrat
definitionQuadrat number within plot
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsn_shrubs_1994+_p831t1128.csv
Description

count_50cm-2m
definitionNumber of woody shrubs height greater than 50cm and less than 2m
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
count_greater_than_2m
definitionNumber of woody shrubs height greater than 2m
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
count_less_than_50cm
definitionNumber of woody shrubs height less than 50cm
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
descriptionShrub data for Nitmiluk National Park
genus_species
definitionBinomial name of plant species
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records2306
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsn_trees_1994+_p831t1129.csv
Description

dbh1
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 1 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh2
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 2 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh3
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 3 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh4
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 4 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh5
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 5 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh6
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 6 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh7
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 7 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
dbh8
definitionDiameter at breast height of stem 8 for the tagged tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcentimeter
descriptionTree data for Nitmiluk National Park
fire_scar
definitionScarring from fires is recorded once per tree on a scale of 0 to 5
nominal enumeration codes
0No scarring
1Charcoal on surface of bark only
2Scarring damage to cambium
3Scarring on trunk over large area
4Severe scarring on trunk over large area likely to result in death
5Dead
NANot assessed
genus_species
definitionBinomial name of plant species
nominal text definitionCharacter
height_m
definitionThe canopy top height in meters of each tree
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmeter
is_the_tree_dead
definitionRecord of whether tree is dead or not
nominal enumeration codes
FALSETree is alive
NANot assessed
TRUETree is dead
number of records6633
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
tag_no
definitionThe number assigned to each tree, as recorded on metal tag
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Name
tpsn_visit_date_1994+_p831t1153.csv
Description

comments
definitionComments
nominal text definitionCharacter
date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of survey (if exact date unknown, date recorded is first day of month of survey)
descriptionVisit date table for Nitmiluk National Park
number of records229
park
definitionNational Park in which survey was performed
nominal text definitionCharacter
plot
definitionPlot identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit
definitionSurvey visit number
ordinal enumeration codes
T1Park Sampling visit 1. First visit to the park over time
T2Park Sampling visit 2. Second visit to the park over time
T3Park Sampling visit 3. Third visit to the park over time
T4Park Sampling visit 4. Fourth visit to the park over time
T5Park Sampling visit 5. Fifth visit to the park over time


Contact Emailjeremy.russell-smith@cdu.edu.au
peter.jacklyn@cdu.edu.au
Contact AddressCharles Darwin University
Darwin NT 0909
Australia
Contact Phone Number+61 8 8995 5035
+61 447 200 927
Principal InvestigatorJeremy Russell-Smith
SupervisorsJeremy Russell-Smith
CollaboratorsAustralian Government Parks Australia
Darwin Centre for Bushfires Research, Charles Darwin University
Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission
Graeme Gillespie
Peter Jacklyn
Fields of Research0602 - Ecology
0501 - Ecological Applications
0502 - Environmental Science and Management
KeywordsGCMD:Biosphere > Terrestrial Ecosystems > Savannas
GCMD:Biological Classification > Plants, Biosphere > Vegetation
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Vegetation structure
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Plant species composition
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Plant species abundance
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Individual plants
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Invasive plants
keyword:Savanna
keyword:Parks
keyword:Fire
keyword:Flora
keyword:Shrubs
keyword:Trees
keyword:Kakadu
keyword:Litchfield
keyword:Nitmiluk
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects
Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk
Plot Based Vegetation Sampling
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
19942016
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextKakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -12.11059; southlimit = -13.94659; westlimit = 131.88766; eastLimit = 133.00257
TextLitchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -13.038; southlimit = -13.525891; westlimit = 130.684447; eastLimit = 130.9701
TextNitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -13.81268; southlimit = -14.39819; westlimit = 132.16505; eastLimit = 132.74043
Date of data creation2017-10-18
Year of data publication2017
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
JeremyRussell-Smith
PeterJacklyn
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern6.92
PackageId:831
Access RightsSpecial Conditions: Prior to publication of research utilising these data - the data provider (De Jeremy Russell-Smith) requests consultation
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: 45
Date of execution: 2017-02-06

Data Locationhttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5836
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