Dataset

Victorian Alpine Plot Network (Alpine Summit Plots): Vegetation Composition Data, South-East Highlands, Australia, 2017

Also known as: Victorian Alpine Plot Network: Vegetation – Composition Summit Plots, 2017
The Australian National University
Ary Hoffmann (Associated with) Dr Carl-Henrik A Wahren (Associated with) Dr John Morgan (Associated with)
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Contact Information

Postal Address:
Bio21 Institute, Departments of Genetics and Zoology University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic., 3010 Australia

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Ph: +61 3 8344 2282

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Ph: +61 3 9479 2226

belln@unimelb.edu.au
ary@unimelb.edu.au
chwahren@gmail.com
j.morgan@latrobe.edu.au

Full description

Abstract: This Victorian Alpine Plot Network Vegetation Composition Data Package comprises plot-based vegetation data for alpine mountain summits in the Australian Alps for 2004. Twenty 1 metre squared quadrats are situated along each of four varying length permanent transects established on mountain summits. In each quadrat, plant species are assigned percentage cover abundance and species per metre squared are recorded.

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: No limitations or missing units are in coverage outlined in Conceptual Design. Project funding: Australian Geographic and Holsworth Fund. 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.

Created: 2018-10-26

Data time period: 2017-01-11 to 2017-04-08

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147.30667,-36.7325 147.30667,-37.13255 146.4542,-37.13255 146.4542,-36.7325 147.30667,-36.7325

146.880435,-36.932525

text: Alpine Summits, Australian Alps