Robson Creek Rainforest
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This is the base geographical data for the Robson creek 25 ha plot. The data sets contain the 100 m grid, 20 m grid, 100 m points, 20 m points, major tracks and creeks. Data format is both Google earth KML and ESRI shapefile.
This data contains leaf area index calculated from Digital Hemispheric Photography images taken at the core 1-ha plot within the Robson Creek Rainforest site in 2014.
<br>Tropical rainforests play a powerful role in mediating the global climate through the exchange and storage of carbon and water. Climate change is expected to generate higher atmospheric water demand in many areas, potentially increasing the rate of evaporation. In this study, we show that higher evaporative demand may in fact lead to lower fluxes of water from tropical rainforests and a reduced capacity of these forests to store carbon.</br> The record contains meteorological and forest inventory data in addition to data on soil water potential, sapflow measurements and tree hydraulic vulnerability measures from Robson Creek and Cow Bay study sites in Far North Queensland. The measurements occurred over a period of two years form 2019 to 2020.
Seedling surveys were conducted at the Robson Creek Rainforest site between 2010 - 2011. The identity and height of all seedlings were recorded along 98 x 20 m transects.
This dataset contains bird occurrence data collected at the Robson Creek Rainforest site from 2010 - 2018.
The record contains information on the moth assemblages at canopy and ground level at five sites within a 25 ha plot, at Robson Creek Site, Far North Queensland. Data on moth taxonomic information and the number of individuals sampled from the ground and canopy are provided for the sampling years, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Fruit phenology and abundance was sampled at the Robson Creek Rainforest site between 2011 - 2017.
Wood block decomposition assessment at the Robson Creek Rainforest site is part of a global program looking at the influence of microbes and invertebrates on wood decay. A common protocol was developed exposing small (~400 cm3) pieces of a wood-substrate (untreated Pinus radiata) to the environment excluding and not-excluding macroinvertebrates (e.g. termites) by the use of a plastic mesh.
This data contains a list of all vascular plants surveyed in the Robson Creek Rainforest site in 2012.
Water quality parameters of the surface water from the Robson Creek Rainforest site. The parameters include water temperature, conductivity, water pH, salinity and dissolved oxygen.