Victorian Alpine Plot Network (Phenology Studies): Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, South-east Highlands, Australia

Abstract: This package contains spatial data relating to surveys conducted for the Phenology Studies project. Transects were established at an altitudes of 1400 m to 1880 m. These transects were established as a natural experiment - to provide infrastructure to validate the findings from the ATEX manipulated, experimental plots. The aim is to describe the phonological responses of alpine plants to environmental variables and assess the usefulness of this measure to assess vulnerability to changing abiotic (e.g. climate) and biotic (e.g. invasive species) factors. This is part of a dataset that spans from during data collected in 2011 to document long-term effects directly through climate and indirectly through biotic interactions (see methods for more information). The Victorian Alpine Plot Network research plots are revisited 4 times per year. 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. Project funding: 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.
Type
collection
Title
Victorian Alpine Plot Network (Phenology Studies): Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, South-east Highlands, Australia
Alternate Title
Victorian Alpine Plot Network: Spatial data Phenology Studies
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c11d0b31b38d
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
This package contains spatial data relating to surveys conducted for the Victorian Alpine Plot Network Phenology Studies project.
Full Description
Abstract: This package contains spatial data relating to surveys conducted for the Phenology Studies project. Transects were established at an altitudes of 1400 m to 1880 m. These transects were established as a natural experiment - to provide infrastructure to validate the findings from the ATEX manipulated, experimental plots. The aim is to describe the phonological responses of alpine plants to environmental variables and assess the usefulness of this measure to assess vulnerability to changing abiotic (e.g. climate) and biotic (e.g. invasive species) factors. This is part of a dataset that spans from during data collected in 2011 to document long-term effects directly through climate and indirectly through biotic interactions (see methods for more information). The Victorian Alpine Plot Network research plots are revisited 4 times per year. 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. Project funding: 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
1
Plot set-up
Transects were established as a natural experiment - to provide infrastructure to validate the findings from the ATEX manipulated, experimental plots. The aim is to describe the phenological responses of alpine plants to environmental variables and assess the usefulness of this measure to assess vulnerability to changing abiotic (e.g. climate) and biotic (e.g. invasive species) factors. The Victorian Alpine Plot Network research plots commenced in 1996 and were revisited annually for 3 years and then on a decadal basis.
These new transects were established in November 2011 to cover a range of elevations. On the Bogong High Plains one set of six transects runs from Buckety Plain to Mt Nelse and another set of plots from Wild Horse Creek to Mt Nelse, with the Mt Nelse point common to both sets. Five sampling transects were also established at Mount Hotham. There are 18 transects in total, which range in altitude from 1400 m to 1880 m. At each site a permanent transect has been established with a geo-located red gum peg marking the start. Transects are sampled on the same dates, three times a year: early season (Bogong High Plains 10-13 November, Hotham 15 November), mid-season (BHPs 17-20 December, Hotham 22 December) and late season (BHPs 18-22 February, Hotham 24 February).
Sampling area within transect: A 30 m tape is run from the red gum peg with the temperature sensors in the direction given in Table 1. Each transect is a minimum of 10 m and is mostly be run out to 30 m. Species are recorded along the tape and where necessary within 1 m each side of the tape. If a larger search area is required we continue beyond 30 m and a greater distance either side of the tape. The search area is variable in area so that each species on the data sheet is located, and to ensure that sufficient numbers of individuals are sampled at each site to estimate flowering time.
File Descriptions
vphs_plot_details_spatial_coordinates_p155t354.csv
altitude
definitionAltitude (ASL)
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitmeter
number of records21
region
definitionRegion
nominal enumeration codes
BHPBogong High Plains
HothamHotham Summit
site_code
definitionSite code
nominal text definitionCharacter
site_name
definitionSite name
nominal text definitionCharacter
utm_e
definitionEasting (WGS84 Zone 55S)
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitmeter
utm_n
definitionNorthing (WGS84 Zone 55S)
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitmeter
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
Fields of Research
0501 - Ecological Applications
Keywords
keyword:Geographic; keyword:Plot details; keyword:Plot setup; keyword:Spatial coordinates; Victorian Alpine; Phenology Studies; Spatial data
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Geospatial Location
text
South-east Highlands, Victoria, Australia
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -36.73575; southlimit = -37.49639; westlimit = 146.41728; eastLimit = 147.40598
Date of data creation
2018-11-02
Year of data publication
2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Ary
Hoffman
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern6.351; PackageId:155
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. It may also be used for other reasons, including material to be licenced under some form of limiting or restrictive condition
Licence Type
AusGoalRestrictive - AusGoal Restrictive Licence
Licence
LTERN Deed: 7 Date of execution: 2016-10-10
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service