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    <p>Tree structural characteristics are collected at the centre of a site, usually in conjunction with the Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS) star transect field data. The basal wedge is first used to identify a sample of trees then direct measurements are taken of each tree, which constitute the tree structural characteristics.Tree structural measurements have been collected at several locations across Australia (including the formally known AusCover Supersites) to relate field-based measurements to satellite data products, such as Landsat-derived ground cover estimates.</p> <p>Data can be downloaded from https://field.jrsrp.com/ by selecting the combination Field and Tree Structure.</p>

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    <p>Ground lidar, also known as Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS), is a ranging instrument that provides detailed 3D measurements directly related to the quantity and distribution of plant materials in the canopy. This dataset contains raw instrument data and ancillary data for numerous sites across northern and eastern Australia from 2012 onwards. Scans have been collected using two Riegl VZ400 waveform recording TLS instruments. One is co-owned and operated by the Remote Sensing Centre, Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) and the TERN Auscover Brisbane Node, University of Queensland. The second is owned and operated by Wageningen University, Netherlands.</p> <p>Data can be accessed from https://field.jrsrp.com/ by selecting the combinations Field, Ground Lidar. Raw data are accessible by selecting individual locations on the map and then clicking on the TLS scan directory link on the right hand site of the screen. </p>

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    <p>Field measurements were made on the 5<sup>th</sup> September 2000 along a 90 m long transect for a section of mangroves located between the beach and main road just north of Cape Tribulation (Queensland).</p> <p>The transect was 90 m long and 10 m wide. The start and end points for the transect were measured using a hand-held GPS. Since tree cover reduced the GPS signal at the start and end points, GPS measurements were taken near the start and end points of the transect using the GPS (where the canopy was more open), then a distance and bearing made to the end points. For trees within the transect area having a circumference at breast height (CBH) greater than 15 cm, their location, CBH and an estimate of height were measured. Only the location was recorded for trees having a CBH below 15 cm (equivalent to a diameter at breast height (DBH) < 5cm). Tree height was measured <em>ad libitum</em> with a hand-held laser system. Mangrove species was also recorded when known.</p>

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    This is a collated plant survey data from the Fleurieu Peninsula wetlands (version.2). There is a biological and a spatial component to the dataset. [1] Biological data: This was collated from several sources, collected over the period 2000-2009 and used in the analyses for the paper <i>Diversity patterns of seasonal wetland plant communities mainly driven by rare terrestrial species</i> (Deane et al - Biodiversity and Conservation, DOI: <em>10.1007/s10531-016-1139-1</em>). Biological data were pre-processed to remove sampling bias (the method is described in the paper). Data are presence-absence of 215 native plant species (i.e., exotic species removed) from 76 seasonal wetlands (size range 0.5 - 35 ha) located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia (centred on latitude 35.5 °S). [2] Spatial data: For each of the 76 wetlands a small amount of spatial data is also provided. Area, centroids, elevation and catchment. The data could be of interest for any typical community data analysis (e.g. beta diversity, similarity, assembly), provided only native wetland plant species were of interest. Data were used to model extinction risk, species-area relationships, occupancy distributions and so on.

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    <br>This dataset lists the occurrence of fungi and their abundance identified at rangeland sites across Australia by the TERN Surveillance Monitoring team, using standardised AusPlots methodologies. <br /> <br><a href="http://linked.data.gov.au/def/tern-cv/45a73139-f6bf-47b7-88d4-4b2865755545">Fungi occurrences</a> (i.e. a sample of a fungi at a particular point and time) are methodically identified at each site as part of the AusPlots <a href="http://linked.data.gov.au/def/ausplots-cv/c5a32483-bf2f-421d-b03d-6d81e1195de2">Point intercept</a> method. Fungi occurrences data can be aggregated across the site to calculate relative abundance, fungi ground cover.<br />

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    The dataset comprises data from the first survey of ~24,000 large trees (>10 cm diameter at breast height; DBH) within 48 1 ha forest monitoring plots established across Australia between 2011 and 2015. Data includes: [1] Site identifiers (ID and Site Name); [2] Plot Establishment Dates; [3] Tree identifiers and descriptors (ID, Species, Status, Growth Stage, Crown Class); [4] Tree measurements (Diameter, Point of Measurement, Height, Location); [5] Comments and ancillary information; and [6] List of Metagenomic Sample Identifiers.

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    This data contains stem diameter, height measurement and above ground living biomass calculations for a Mallee Eucalypt dominated woodland from 2015 - present. Diameter and height measurements for stems were sampled within the core 1 ha plot within the Calperum Mallee site.

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    Data is provided for fifteen native forest plots in NSW measured in April 2021 during a pilot of potential field measurement methods for the state-wide forest plot network as part of the NSW Forest Monitoring and Improvement Program. Data includes tree height, diameter, canopy cover, species composition, coarse woody debris, fuel hazard, Biodiversity Assessment Method structure, as well as raw and processed data from terrestrial LiDAR scans.

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    The acquisition of sunphotometer measurements are critical to capture vital data on atmospheric properties during airborne hyperspectral imaging campaigns as well as for measurements coinciding with the overpass of satellite sensors. The atmospheric properties measured are used in atmospheric correction of the remotely sensed image data. This data is primarily for input into atmospheric correction systems. It may also prove of use in validation of aerosol products such as MOD04 and the reflectance change method developed as part of CRC-SI project 4.1 which may be integrated into the Auscover 19 band reflectance product processing. It can also be used to check methods that produce water vapour directly from the data (SODA). The MicroTops instruments referred to here capture solar radiance data in 5 wavelengths which are used to extract information on aerosol optical thickness and water vapour content. These two key parameters of interest are used as inputs for the atmospheric correction of remotely sensed image data.

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    Leaf traits for 11 populations of <i>Dodonaea viscosa</i> subsp. <i>angustissima</i> (Sapindaceae) opportunistically collected from across an elevational gradient (300 to 800 m above sea level) in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. We present leaf traits for 266 individuals. Traits measured include leaf area and specific leaf area, and elevation.