Victorian Alpine Plot Network (Alpine Summit Plots): Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates for Lowland-to-highland Roadside Transects 4WD Track Data, South-East Highlands, Australia

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TitleVictorian Alpine Plot Network (Alpine Summit Plots): Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates for Lowland-to-highland Roadside Transects 4WD Track Data, South-East Highlands, Australia
Alternate TitleVictorian Alpine Plot Network: Lowland-to-highland Roadside Transects — 4WD Summit Plots
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c33f85a85ffd
Website Addresshttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au/
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThis Victorian Alpine Plot Network Road Transects 4WD Track Data Package comprises spatial data for Lowland-to-highland 4WD Roadside Transects in the South-East Highlands, Australia.

The Alpine Summit plots study, which commenced in 2001, forms part of the collection of data packages by the Victorian Alpine Plot Network.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Victorian Alpine Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c11c3d283b0e.

Full DescriptionAbstract: This Victorian Alpine Plot Network Road Transects 4WD Track Data Package comprises spatial data for Lowland-to-highland 4WD Roadside Transects in the South-East Highlands, Australia. Plots are located at attitudinally stratified intervals along transects. The transects follow major roads and management tracks in the Victorian Alps. Each track is divided into multiple altitudinal sectors in which generally a single plot is situated. The Alpine Summit plots study, which commenced in 2001, forms part of the collection of data packages by the Victorian Alpine Plot Network. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Victorian Alpine Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c11c3d283b0e

Sampling method: These plots are aim to collect and document the distribution of exotic (and native) species from foothills to mountain summits along transport corridors. The data collection protocol follows the guidelines of the Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN; http://www.mountaininvasions.org/). The aim is to determine which exotic (and native) species are where on mountain roadsides and are using these data against background quadrat data collected over past years and decades to test hypotheses about roads as vectors for dispersal of invasive species.

Study extent: Due to the remote area where the plots are located, GPS co-ordinates were sometimes difficult to obtain, and consequently may contain minor errors.

Project funding: Parks Victoria, Mt Hotham Alpine Resort. Between 2012 and 2018 this project has been part of the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN). LTERN was 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 Setup
Description
The sampling regime consists of transects with plots located at altitudinal intervals along the transects. The transects follow major roads and management tracks in the Victorian Alps.The transects are:
2014: Bluff, Cobbler, Mt Murray, Stirling, Wonnangatta
2015: Springs Track, Fainter North
2016: Road Twentyfour, The Lanes
Each 4WD track is divided into multiple sectors. These are spaced according to a simple formula: (highest altitude - lowest altitude) /(no. sectors - 1).
In each sector, one quadrat, 2 m x 50 m, is placed parallel to the 4WD track, except the track Fainter North where two quadrats were used.
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File Descriptions

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vasp_4WD_track_monitoring_spatial_data_p605t875.csv
Description

datum
definitionDatum
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records144
road_type
definitionThe type of road
nominal text definitionCharacter
site_name
definitionSite identifier
nominal text definitionCharacter
utm_easting
definitionUTM Easting reference
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
utm_northing
definitionUTM Northing reference
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber


Contact Emailj.morgan@latrobe.edu.au
Contact AddressLa Trobe University
Bundoora, Vic., 3086
Australia
Contact Phone Number03 9479 2226
Principal InvestigatorJohn Morgan
SupervisorsJohn Morgan
CollaboratorsHenrick Wahren
Ary Hoffman
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
0602 - Ecology
KeywordsGCMD:Biological Classification > Plants Biosphere > Biosphere > Terrestrial Ecosystems > Alpine/Tundra
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Vegetation structure
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Plant species composition
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Plant species abundance
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Individual plants
keyword:Alpine National Park
keyword:Species richness
keyword:Compositional changes
keyword:Weed invasion
keyword:Altitudinal gradient
Victorian Alpine
Summit Plots
Lowland-to-highland Roadside Transects — 4WD
Type of Research ActivityPure basic research
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextVictorian Alpine Plot Network Lowland-to-highland 4WD Track Transects Data
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -36.7325; southlimit = -37.13255; westlimit = 146.4542; eastLimit = 147.30667
Date of data creation2015-05-28
Year of data publication2015
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
JohnMorgan
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern.143
PackageId:605
Access Rights TypeRestricted
Rights held in and over the dataAusGoal Restrictive Licence - This licence has been developed specifically for mateiral that may contain personal or other confidential information.
Licence TypeAusGoalRestrictive - AusGoal Restrictive Licence
LicenceSpecial conditions: Data users must request permission from the Data Provider before access to latitudinal and longitudinal data is granted.
Data Locationhttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5866
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