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    The record contains information on litterfall data from four 1-hectare plots from the Great Western Woodlands site collected in 2014. Data on total litter weights from fifteen litter traps in each of four 1-ha study plots and crown canopy cover percent is provided.

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    This data contains leaf area index calculated from Digital Cover Photography images taken at four 1-ha plots within the Great Western Woodlands site between 2013 - 2015

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    This data contains stem diameter, height measurement, basal area, sapwood area and above ground living biomass calculations for all for stems ≥10cm diameter at breast height in four 1 ha plots at the Great Western Woodlands site in Western Australia from 2012 - present.

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    Soil collection and analysis of chemical and physical attributes was carried out at the Great Western Woodlands site to provide contextual data for the Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE) soil microbial diversity project.

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    The record contains information on the leaf level physiology, chemistry and structural traits data measured from dominant tree and shrub species from the Great Western Woodlands Site in 2013. Data on leaf level physiology parameters associated with light saturated photosynthesis and intercellular carbon dioxide curves (AC<sub>i</sub>), and leaf dry mass per leaf area trait (LMA) and leaf nitrogen and phosphorous content are provided.

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    This data contains soil physico-chemical characteristics collected at the Great Western Woodlands site in 2012 and 2014.

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    This dataset contains information on vegetation at a set of field sites along with associated environmental data extracted from spatial layers and selected ecological statistics. Measurements of vascular plants include species, growth form, height and cover from 1010 point intercepts per plot as well as systematically recorded absences, which are useful for predictive modelling and validation of remote sensing applications. The derived cover estimates are robust and repeatable, allowing comparisons among environments and detection of modest change. The field plots span a rainfall gradient of 129-1437 mm Mean Annual Precipitation ranging from aseasonal to highly seasonal. The dataset consists of a processed version the AusPlots Rangelands dataset with three components: 1) a site table with locality, environmental and summary ecology statistics for each plot; 2) a set of compiled point intercept records identified by individual hits, site visits and plots and; 3) a processed species percent cover against site/visit matrix for ecological analysis. The data have re-use potential for studies on vegetation properties in the Australian rangelands or as a species presence/absence dataset for testing ecological models. The dataset also provides opportunities for generic application such as testing community ecology theories or developing or demonstrating community ecology software, whether using the raw point by point intercept data or the derived percent cover matrix.