70 years of long-term Alps data now available online

The Research Centre for Applied Alpine Ecology and two of its members, Dick Williams and John Morgan, recently featured in an article in TERN Newsletter (June 2017) announcing that 70-years of long-term monitoring data are now available online via the TERN Data Discovery Portal.

Data supplied by the Research Centre for Applied Alpine Ecology covers 70-years of data from Victorian Alpine Plot Network  which has captured a long history of the sites’ vegetation and ground cover condition change, represented by an exceptionally diverse set of population-related observations totaling over 200,000 records.

This data is not only increasing our understanding of impacts such as fire, grazing and exotic species invasions, but also informing land-management decisions by government agencies and private enterprise and helping document a small but important part of the Alps’ natural heritage.

Article in TERN Newsletter, June 2017