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
Metadata template type Non-geospatial
Asset Type Asset
Language English
Edition Original (raw data)
Purpose Decision support
Frequency of change Not planned
Field of Research (optional) biota
Metadata Date 2013-01-07
Date of Asset Creation 2013-07-01
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name Central West, Riverina and Western NSW

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2013-01-07 - 2014-04-30
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning 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 and Environment 2022"
DOI doi:10.25948/60a1c973ea0dd
DOI Creator name James Val
DOI Resource Type Ground Stratum Cover Survey
DOI Resource Type General Description Dataset