Victorian Alpine Plot Network (Alpine Summit Plots): Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates for Vegetation Data, South-East Highlands, Australia

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TitleVictorian Alpine Plot Network (Alpine Summit Plots): Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates for Vegetation Data, South-East Highlands, Australia
Alternate TitleVictorian Alpine Plot Network: Spatial data Summit Plots
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c3ec2ac584e6
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThis Victorian Alpine Plot Network Vegetation Data Package comprises spatial data for vegetation surveys (composition and life-form) in the South-East Highlands, Australia. Twenty 1 metre squared quadrats are situated along each of four varying length permanent transects established on mountain summits.

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 Vegetation Data Package comprises spatial data for vegetation surveys (composition and life-form) in the South-East Highlands, Australia. Twenty 1 metre squared quadrats are situated along each of four varying length permanent transects established on mountain summits.

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: A global climate change and mountain environments monitoring network - The Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA; http://www.gloria.ac.at) - was established in 2001 to detect long-term vegetation change on alpine mountain summits. Observations focus on changes in species richness with respect to local temperatures and altitude. Five mountain summit survey sites were established in the Kosciuszko National Park in 2004 and several in the Victorian Alpine National Park in 2006. There are currently 14 such summits, encompassing the geographic distribution of high alpine summits in the Australian Alps, with each to be surveyed at 5-year intervals.

Study extent: Vegetation surveys were carried out at these plots in 2004, 2012 and 2017.

Project funding: Parks Victoria, Mt Hotham Alpine Resort. Between 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.
Methods

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1
Title
Plot Setup
Description
For each mountain summit, four variable length permanent transects have been established that run from the summit, downslope, to a contour 5 m in elevation below the highest point (the ‘-5 m contour’). Transects extend from the summit to the north (0 deg), south (180 deg), west (270 deg) and east (90 deg). For each transect 20 x 1 m2 quadrats are randomly distributed from the summit to the -5 m contour, five on each slope/aspect.
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File Descriptions

Name
vasp_vegetation_site_details_p979t1258.csv
Description

lat
definitionLatitude (GDA94)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
long
definitionLongitude (GDA94)
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitdegree
number of records14
site
definitionSite name
nominal text definitionCharacter


Contact Emailary@unimelb.edu.au
Contact AddressBio21 Institute
Departments of Genetics and Zoology
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Vic., 3010
Australia
Contact Phone Number+61 3 8344 2282
Principal InvestigatorAry Hoffman
SupervisorsAry Hoffman
CollaboratorsJohn Morgan
Henrick Wahren
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
Keywordskeyword:Spatial coordinates
keyword:Plot setup
Victorian Alpine
Summit Plots
Spatial data
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextAlpine Summits, Australian Alps
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -36.7325; southlimit = -37.13255; westlimit = 146.4542; eastLimit = 147.30667
Date of data creation2018-10-26
Year of data publication2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
AryHoffman
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern6.304
PackageId:979
Access RightsData users must request permission from the Data Provider before access to latitudinal and longitudinal data is granted.
Access Rights TypeRestricted
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:5868
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