Victorian Alpine Plot Network (Alpine Summit Plots): Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates for Lowland-to-highland Roadside Transects Walking 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 Walking Track Data, South-East Highlands, Australia
Alternate TitleVictorian Alpine Plot Network: Lowland-to-highland Roadside Transects — Walking Track Monitoring Summit Plots
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c33fa1a722fa
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThis 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 DescriptionAbstract: 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

Number
1
Title
Plot Setup
Description
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).
Instrument
GPS


File Descriptions

Name
vasp_walking_track_weeds_spatial_data_p980t1304.csv
Description

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 Emailbelln@unimelb.edu.au
ary@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 Research0602 - Ecology
KeywordsGCMD: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 ActivityStrategic basic research
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextSouth-East Highlands, Victoria, Australia.
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 CitationLong Term Ecological Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, 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:ltern6.302
PackageId:980
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
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5869
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