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

Abstract: This Victorian Alpine Plot Network Road Transects Walking Track Data Package comprises spatial data for Lowland-to-highland Roadside Walking Track Transects in the South-East Highlands, Australia. Plots are numbered chronologically along the transects. The transects follow three walking tracks in the Victorian Alps. Each track is divided into 200 m long, 3-4 m wide plots.

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: 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: These data aim to document the distribution of exotic (and native) species from foothills to mountain summits along transport corridors. 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 is 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
Victorian Alpine Plot Network (Alpine Summit Plots): Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates for Lowland-to-highland Roadside Transects Walking Track Data, South-East Highlands, Australia
Alternate Title
Victorian Alpine Plot Network: Lowland-to-highland Roadside Transects — Walking Track Monitoring Summit Plots
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c33fa1a722fa
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
This Victorian Alpine Plot Network Road Transects Walking Track Data Package comprises spatial data for Lowland-to-highland Roadside Walking Track Transects in the South-East Highlands, Australia. 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 Description
Abstract: This Victorian Alpine Plot Network Road Transects Walking Track Data Package comprises spatial data for Lowland-to-highland Roadside Walking Track Transects in the South-East Highlands, Australia. Plots are numbered chronologically along the transects. The transects follow three walking tracks in the Victorian Alps. Each track is divided into 200 m long, 3-4 m wide plots.

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: 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: These data aim to document the distribution of exotic (and native) species from foothills to mountain summits along transport corridors. 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 is a Facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Methods
1
Plot Setup
The sampling regime consists of three walking tracks transects with 200 m long, 3-4 m wide plots located along the transects. The three road-side transects are:
1) Heathy Spur foot-track (~5.4 km)
2) Fitzgerald's Track. (~3.5 km, from Big River Fire Trail to Fitzgeralds hut)
3) Alpine Walking Track from Basalt Temple to Cope Saddle (~9.7 km, transect went 1.2 km past Cope Saddle).
Spatial coordinates were recorded at the start of each 200 m plot (AGD 1966 datum).
GPS
File Descriptions
vasp_walking_track_weeds_spatial_data_p980t1304.csv
easting
definitionUTM easting (AGD 1966 datum) at start of the plot
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
northing
definitionUTM northing (AGD 1966 datum) at start of the plot
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
number of records95
plot
definitionPlot identifier
ordinal text definitionNumeric
track
definitionWalking track name
nominal text definitionCharacter
Contact Email
belln@unimelb.edu.au; ary@unimelb.edu.au
Contact Address
Bio21 Institute Departments of Genetics and Zoology University of Melbourne Melbourne, Vic., 3010 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 3 8344 2282
Principal Investigator
Ary Hoffman
Supervisors
Ary Hoffman
Collaborators
John Morgan; Henrick Wahren
Fields of Research
0602 - Ecology
Keywords
GCMD:Biological Classification > Plants; GCMD: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 — Walking Track Monitoring
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Geospatial Location
text
South-East Highlands, Victoria, Australia.
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -36.7325; southlimit = -37.13255; westlimit = 146.4542; eastLimit = 147.30667
Date of data creation
2018-10-26
Year of data publication
2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Ary
Hoffman
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, 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:ltern6.302; PackageId:980
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
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service
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