This gas exchange dataset is the result of a large glasshouse experiment where 37 different species from 6 functional groups (or plant functional types) were grown 4 nutrient combinations of high and low nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), using 6 replicates. Each row represent the data from a light response curve taken on each individual plant grown at 25C. Light-saturated conditions were set at 1800 umol m-2 s-1, with leaf temperature controlled for at 25°C. The light response curves always started at saturating light conditions but then focused on the initial linear part of the light response curve from zero to 100 umol m-2 s-1 photon flux density (PPFD). This was done to apply the Kok method and derive an estimate of mitochondrial respiration in the light (RLight or also noted here as Rd.actual, Rd being Rday) in addition to all other parameters derived from a light response curve. While our aim was to investigate how these different nutrient combinations impacted on plant metabolism, both photosynthesis as well as respiration, there are other relationships that could be explored with this dataset. We report gas exchange and nutrient concentrations on a mass- and area basis (but also on N and P basis for metabolic variables). Data for soluble sugars, starch and non-structural carbohydrates are available for 16 woody plant species (but not for herbaceous species). The main dataset is the masterfile_GH_filtered.csv whereas the same data is presented in Filtered_Rlight.csv but with further filtering for Rlight (Further details will be available in the forthcoming manuscript of Crous et al. 2017. in New Phytologist titled: "Nitrogen and phosphorus availability interact to modulate leaf trait scaling relationships across six plant functional types in a controlled-environment study".
This dataset contains whole tree chamber flux data for 12 trees growing in climate controlled whole tree chambers at the Hawkesbury Forest Experiment, UWS Hawkesbury campus. Fluxes of CO2 and H2O are determined each 14 minutes. A break in the data occurs between August and September due to extension of the chambers. The pre-extension period covers from 2008-02-20 to 2008-08-31, and the post-extension from 2008-09-21 2009-03-16.
This dataset contains tree measurements including periodic growth measurements: Tree heights for each of the 12 trees in whole tree chambers were measured each fortnight using a height pole from May 2007 to March 2009 when they were harvested. Tree diameter was measured at 30 cm intervals up the major stems each fortnight using a diameter tape. Branch numbers were counted and the diameter and length of selected branches were measured at fortnightly intervals. Final harvest: The trees were harvested in March 2009. The canopy was separated into 6 vertical layers. Five branches from each layer were selected at random and harvested separately then the remaining branches from each layer were harvested as a bulk sample. Fresh masses of leaf, wood <1cm diameter, wood >1cm diameter were measured. Tissue was oven dried and dry mass measured. Discs were taken from the main stem in each canopy layer to determine wood density. Leaf area determination: The number of leaves on each tree was counted in May 2008 along with a range of individual leaf sizes in order to estimate total leaf area at that time. Total leaf area of each tree at the time of harvest was calculated from the total dry mass of leaves and the specific leaf area derived from a sub-sample. Leaf area in the interval between the two measurements was interpolated using the biweekly height growth to provide dynamics. Most data are raw data. Some files are time series data (eg. Height, leaf area over time) containing interpolated values generated using R scripts.
The dataset contains Outcome measurements of Fertility Problem Inventory (FPI), the Infertility Self-Efficacy Scale (ISE), and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). The FPI is a 46-item validated questionnaire that assesses infertility-related stress, and shows good reliability and validity. Scores are summated into five domains: social concern, sexual concern, relationship concern, rejection of childfree lifestyle, and need for parenthood. The shortened 10-item version of the 20-item STAI was used to measure state anxiety. The ISE is a self-report questionnaire consisting of 16 items that probe into the respondents' perceptions about their ability to deal with various aspects of fertility treatment.The dataset also contains 10 in-depth interviews with the women who received 8-week acupuncture intervention. Interviews typically explored the women's experience of infertility, its psychologic impact, and the perceived impact of acupuncture on cognitive control. Interview data were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim by a professional transcriber. Transcripts of the interviews were de-identified and checked for transcription accuracy.
Data describes multiple crossing experiments involving Pezothrips kellyanus laboratory colonies that are infected with with Cardinium (Ic), infected with both Cardinium and Wolbachia (Icw), or uninfected by either endosymbiotic bacteria (U). Pezothrips exhibit haplodiploid reproduction and the fecundity and reproductive effects of the endosymbiont complement in various mating combinations, as well as in virgin females, was measured to determine the reproductive outcomes. This data demonstrates the stability of co-infection, the high titre of Wolbachia infection relative to Cardinium in each co-infected individual, and the apparent lack of competition between these bacteria within hosts. Maternal transmission to offspring was complete for Wolbachia and high for Cardinium. Cardinium-induced CI resulted in a combination of male development (MD) and embryonic female mortality of fertilised eggs, and Wolbachia-induced CI resulted in female mortality together with post-embryonic mortality.
These are the base datasets used to compute the CO2 fertilisation effect on photosynthesis and aboveground NPP for the Eucalyptus free-air CO2 enrichment (EucFACE) experiment for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. They serve as an evaluation of the magnitude of the aboveground CO2 sink capacity of Australian native vegetation under current and future atmospheric [CO2]. All the measurements are organised according to plot which is sometimes referred to as "ring" because they’re circular. Plots designated 1, 4 and 5 received elevated CO2 as ambient +150ppm from 6th Feb. 2013 through the end of 2015. The remaining plots remained at ambient CO2 concentration during the course of the study. The data fall into three conceptual areas, comprising five files included in this package and described below: 1) Leaf photosynthesis (FACE_P0020_RA_GASEXCHANGE_L2_FEB2013-FEB2016_V1.csv) 2) Litterfall of dried material produced in the forest (FACE_P0017_RA_Litter_20121001-20131231-R.csv, FACE_P0017_RA_Litter_20140101-20141216-L1.csv and FACE_P0017_RA_Litter_20150101-20151217-L1.csv) 5) Tree biomass (FACE_P0025_RA_TREEMEAS_BIOMASS.csv) Leaf photosynthesis Photosynthesis was measured in discrete campaigns and the principal age class of leaves of Eucalyptus tereticornis that were present at each timepoint. Measurements were made using a set of Li-Cor model 6400 portable photosynthesis systems using principles of infra-red gas analysis. Only the first photosynthesis measurement, made at the CO2 concentration the trees were growing in, is included here. These CO2 concentrations are nominally 396 ppm for ambient CO2 and 546 ppm for elevated atmospheric CO2 (= nominal ambient CO2 concentration +150ppm). Litterfall This is the dry mass of litterfall collected on a monthly basis and described in Duursma et al. (2016) Global Change Biology v.22, 1666-1676; doi 10.1111/gcb.13151. Samples were collected and sorted into components and weighed. Insect frass is not included here and is published elsewhere, but represents a small fraction (<2%) of the total annual litter production. Tree biomass These are the diameters at breast height (1.3m above the ground) of the tree stems in plots at EucFACE. These trees were surveyed annually (or more frequently) and annual values were used to compute tree biomass according to allometric regressions for Eucalyptus tereticornis published in Paul et al. (2013) Forest Ecology and Management v.310, 483-494; 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.08.054. Tree biomass is for each year and pre- and post-treatment. Trees judged to be suppressed according to visual observations are not included in this dataset. All co-dominant trees are assumed to be Eucalyptus tereticornis although some may also be Eucalyptus amplifolia. Six trees with obvious cankers representing deformations of the stem diameter at the relevant height are also not included.
Experiment: The GREAT experiment consisted of three provenances of Eucalyptus tereticornis (Temperate, Subtropical and Tropical) grown at six temperatures using controlled glasshouse bays in the S39 glasshouse at Western Sydney University from 2016-01-07 to 2016-02-29. The tropical provenance was also grown under well watered and water limited conditions in a drought sub-experiment. The goal was to document the fundamental thermal niche of these provenances, and to test whether the provenances differed in their temperature responses (generally speaking, they didn't). The files in this package contain data regarding tree growth, leaf-level photosynthesis (light response curves, temperature response curves, spot measurements), leaf respiration temperature response curves, leaf stem and root respiration rates at a common temperature, and environmental measurements.
Measurements of leaf damage as a result of leaf chewing insect herbivores were collected over two years between 2012 and 2014 at the EucFACE site. Eucalyptus tereticornis branches were tagged at the start of each year and leaves uniquely numbered and tracked over this time period. Data collected includes monthly leaf damage occurring to three different leaf age classes (expanding, mature and old), the average number of new leaves produced per branch, the proportion of new expanding leaves complexly lost due to herbivory and leaves which escape herbivory during the expansion phase.
This dataset was used to determine whether the EucFACE ecosystem was phosphorus (P) limited or not using 5 fertilised trees (+ 50 kg P ha-1 yr-1) and 5 control trees in the same stand as the EucFACE plots. There were 3 types of datasets associated with this effort: 1) physiological data which are the raw and fitted A-Ci response curves at different times of the year, 2) leaf nutrient concentrations (nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon, inorganic P and leaf mass per area ratio) and 3) growth data via monthly readings of dendrometer bands. This data has been published in Plant and Soil by Crous et al. (2015) titled "Is phosphorus limiting in a mature Eucalyptus woodland? Phosphorus fertilisation stimulates stem growth." Further data descriptions can be found in the embedded read-me.html. Pre-fertilisation leaf nutrient data were collected in 2011 (pre-treatment) with fertilisation starting in Jan 2012.
Package includes 3 raw data files from an experiment examining the dynamic physiology of sun and shade leaves. This physiology was related to light gradient driven resource distribution within the tree canopy. Individual file descriptions can be found in the embedded README.html.
Container volume experiment with Eucalyptus tereticornis. Six container sizes ranging from 5-35L were planted alongside 1 naturally sown seedling per plot with unrestricted soil access. Total of 7 plots, consisting of 8 1m2 subplots. In each subplot a container or naturally sown seedling was planted, with one subplot left blank. Experiment lasted 120 days. In all data files, volume = 1000 stands for the naturally planted seedling control with unrestricted soil access and does not represent an actual soil volume. Zip file includes 11 data files and one meta data file.
The dataset contains alignments of sequences of Mycopsylla cytochrome b, Carsonella 16S rDNA, Carsonella atpD, S-endosymbiont 23S and 16S rDNA that were used to build phylogenetic trees. Individuals from three Mycopsylla spp. were collected in Australia and New Zealand in 2013 and 2014. Further information can be found in the associated files:
1. Insect_Collection_Details: this table contains the sample ID, the insect species, the insect host plant, the location, the latitude and longitude as well as the date the insect collection was made
2. Primer_Names: This table describes the primers used for amplification of the different gene fragments. CB1-CB2: Mycopsylla cytochrome b, Cru198F-Cru809R: Carsonella 16S rDNA, 2dS16SF-2dS16SR: S-endosymbiont 16S rDNA, 2dS23SF-2dS23SR: S-endosymbiont 23S rDNA, CatpD2013F-CatpD983R: Carsonella atpD
The dataset contains alignments of sequences of Mycopsylla cytochrome oxidase I, Elongation Factor 1α and Histone 3 and their Psyllaephagus parasitoids cytochrome b, 16S rDNA, 23S rDNA that were used to build phylogenetic trees. Individuals from three Mycopsylla spp. and their parasitoids were collected in Australia and New Zealand in 2013 and 2014.
Further information can be found in the associated files:
1. Insect_Collection_Details: In this table can be found, the insect species, the sample ID, the insect host plant, the location, the latitude and longitude as well as the date the insect collection was made
2. Primer_Names: This table describes the primers used for amplification of the different gene fragments. CB1-CB2: Psyllaephagus cytochrome b, COIfor-UEA9: Mycopsylla cytochrome oxidase I, H3AF-H3AR: Mycopsylla Histone 3, EF1aF-EF1aR: Mycopsylla Elongation Factor 1α, 16S rDNA_F_Hym-16S rDNA_R_Hym: Psyllaephagus 16S rDNA, D2F-D2R: Psyllaephagus 23S rDNA
The goals of this experiment are to assess the bacterial diversity associated with Mycopsylla fici (Psylloidea: Homotomidae), and to compare bacterial diversity and relative abundance between populations within the native and colonised range of this species. Insects were collected on Ficus macrophylla from four locations: Brisbane, Sydney and Lord Howe Island in Australia and Auckland in New Zealand between September 2013 and December 2014. Regions v3 and v4 of the 16S rDNA were amplified using the primers 341F (5’-CCTACGGGNGGCWGCAG) and 805R (5’-GACTACHVGGGTATCTAATCC) and sequenced (paired end, 2x300bp) on a Miseq platform (Next Generation Sequencing facility, Western Sydney University). When unzipped, the folder contains 96 fastq files and one Excel file with description of the insects used in the experiment.
This is a 15-year dataset of photosynthetic CO2 response curves, measured in the field, for 51 different plant species (mostly trees) over 20 different sites in N. America, Australia, and Europe including free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) sites and particularly EucFACE. Ecosystem types range from arid shrubland, temperate deciduous forest to open eucalypt woodland and wet sclerophyll forest. Species names are done according to the Taxonomic Name Resolution Service TRNS. The raw measurements as output from the Li-Cor 6400 portable photosynthesis system and the computed carboxylation capacity and electron transport capacity for all measurements are provided. The data contribute to the De Kauwe et al paper "A test of the 'one-point method' for estimating maximum carboxylation capacity from field-measured, light-saturated photosynthesis" in New Phytologist (doi: 10.1111/nph.13815). K. Crous is the data co-owner.
Gas exchange data from Crous et al. (2013) in Global Change Biology including CO2 response curves at 5 temperatures and quantification of day respiraton (Rlight) using the Laisk method at 4 different temperatures. There are 3 files in this dataset: 1) raw data of CO2 response curves at different temperatures in December, February and August. (name: WTC_Temp&CO2_CM_GX-AciTemp_20101202-20110908_R) 2) the model fits to the raw data using classic Farquhar et al. (1980) photosynthesis model to obtain Vcmax and Jmax parameters, and 3) Day respiration (Rlight) and gamma* data at different temperatures for E. globulus in a elevated CO2 and warming factorial design.
Test submission using researcher dashboard. This appeared in the Metadata Review stage once submitted.
This is the second data record created for UAT
This collection contains Volumetric Water Content and Temperature data from the RainOut Shelter (ROS) Facility 3, based at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at the University of Western Sydney. The ROS facility is a series of six large, rain-sensing, automatic retractable roof rainout shelters, that allow field-based precipitation manipulation experiments on trees in Australia. Data included in this collection includes 15-minutely averaged data from both the shelter and the associated control plot for the period late January 2013 to March 2013*. The data collection (stored in the 'BagIt' file packaging format - see draft spec http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-kunze-bagit-09) contains two files that, when unzipped, are in TOA5 file format. In addition a README.html file gives further details about each individual file. Mappings to definitions for each of the variable codes contained within these TOA5 files can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/hievuws/ (note that this url may eventually be migrated to a more permanent web location). *Some included data may not cover the full February to March period in its entirety and the user may therefore need to access preceding or subsequent collections. Note - this data is in raw format and as such has not yet been subjected to data cleansing. This will be done at a later date with the cleansed files uploaded as a separate entity.
This dataset includes time series data from the Weather Station, a metrological station situated in the Yarramundi Paddock of the University of Western Sydney off Southee Road, Richmond, NSW. The data were collected at 15 or 5 minute intervals. Rainfall (mm), soil temperature (C), and soil moisture (volumetric) data were collected at 15 minutes interval. Photosynthetically Active Photon Flux Density (umol m-2 s-1), air temperature (C), relative Humidity (%), windspeed (m/s) average and maximum, winddirection (degrees), net shortwave radiation (W/m2), net longwave radiation (W/m2), net radiation (W/m2), and leaf wetness (minutes during interval) data were collected at 5 minutes interval. The data is used in correlation with the Rainout Shelters environmental sensors and the Hawkesbury Forest Experiment.
This dataset does not actually exist because it is a test record.
This data set contains the online supplement to Steffen A. Herff’s study ‘Memory for Melody: Investigating the link between experience, perception, and memory formation’, a dissertation submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. It contains the stimuli used in 10 experiments in the forms of midi and wav files of melodies in different tuning systems, as well as musical feature analyses of the stimuli. Experiments 1 and 2 used melodies composed by Steffen Herff. Experiment 3 and 4 used a corpus of European folk songs. Experiment 5 and 6 used melodies in a microtonal tuning system developed by Steffen Herff. Experiments 7 to 10 used sound sequences developed by Jon Prince.
This dataset includes interviews with 22 social researchers (mostly associated with universities and CSIRO) and 39 water managers (professionals in government or corporate bodies involved in urban water supply and demand management) and engineering researchers. Recorded interviews with water managers (between 40-90 minutes) were conducted in their offices or on-site meeting rooms in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. Interviews with social researchers were conducted in their university offices. The interviewees' names and other identifying markers were anonymised. Recordings were used for transcription.
This data set contains DmDx data files of approximately 500 KB each in .zil format, which can be viewed by Notepad or other text editor programs. The data are saved in Excel .xlsx format. The data were obtained through a McGurk Effect experiment to test the effect on native Thai adults' audio-visual perception. There were 36 participants (all native speaker of Thai) living in Bangkok, Thailand who participated in this study.
This data set contains DmDx data files in .azk and .zil formats, which can be viewed by Notepad or other text editor program. The data are saved in Excel .xlsx format. The size for each .zil file is approximately 100 KB and .azk file is approximately 200 KB. Each Excel .xlsx file size is about 200 - 400 KB. The data were obtained through two perception experiments - Discrimination of Tones and Identification of Tones. Thai tones were used as testing stimuli in both experiments. Five groups of participants (Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, Australian English and Swedish native speakers) participated in this study. In the Discrimination experiment participants had to discriminate two Thai tones i.e., say whether they are the same or different tones. In the Identification experiment Thai participants had to identify the Thai tones they heard, Mandarin and Cantonese participants had to map the Thai tones they heard with their native tones, and Australian English and Swedish participants had to map the Thai tones they heard with either 1) pitch contour symbols or 2) their intonations.