Groundcover Data

These data were collected as part of the NSW Grazing Study. A range of methods employed to characterise the groundcover at each of the 451 sites.

  1. An estimate of the percentage groundcover in five (5m x 5m) quadrats into the following categories; vascular plants, bare soil, litter (including an estimate of the percentage derived from groundstorey plants), biological soil crusts (e.g. cryptogams).

  2. Enumeration of the lineal metres of coarse woody debris (diameter >10cm) in five (5m x 5m) quadrats

  3. The size and abundance of perennial grasses. In five (5m x 5m) quadrats a count of the total abundance and diameter at base of twenty grass butts.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Non-geospatial
Metadata Date 01/07/2013
Date Created 01/07/2013
Edition Original (raw data)
Purpose Decision support
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Field of Research biota

Dataset extent

Geospatial Topic Environment
Language English
NSW Place Name Central West, Riverina and Western NSW
Temporal Coverage From 01/07/2013 - 30/04/2014
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2013"
DOI doi:10.25948/60a1c973ea0dd
DOI Creator name James Val
DOI Resource Type Ground Stratum Cover Survey
DOI Resource Type General Description Dataset