AusLTER - Tropical Rainforest Plot Network - Australia

Except for minor disturbances associated with selective logging on two plots, the Tropical Rainforest Plot Network plots were established in old growth forest and all plots have thereafter been protected. Plots have been regularly censused and at each census the diameter at breast height of all stems is recorded. The data collected from the 20 plots provides an insight into the floristical composition, structure and long term forest dynamics of Australian tropical rainforests and allows direct comparisons to be made with long-term monitoring plots at a global scale.

Temporal visits were initially conducted every 2 years, then every 5 years from 1990.

Between 2012 and 2018 the Tropical Rainforest Plot Network is a member of Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), Australia, a facility of the Australian Government's Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN).

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Publisher Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), Australia
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2016
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; LTERN encouraged the sharing of data and knowledge for the long-term benefit of the research community. Data sharing should only occur within a framework where data contributors receive appropriate recognition for their work, and where data users understand, in advance, the responsibilities placed upon them when they access and/or use another?s data. To mitigate risks associated with threatened species, LTERN's Policy was to mediate access to spatial data.
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Discipline Environmental Monitoring
Spatial Coverage (143.251W, -21.253S, 148.543E, -12.743N)