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TERN Robson Creek Rainforest SuperSite Five Photopoint Image Collection


High quality digital site reference images are captured for the core 1 hectare vegetation plot of the site on an annual basis to provide context for researchers to understand the general layout and vegetation of the study site, and as a visual reference to monitor any changes over time. Photopoints will be taken annually using the five point photopoint method. The set of images for each year usually consists of twenty images: four images taken at each corner of the plot facing each of the four cardinal points, and four images taken from the centre of the plot facing each corner.

The 25 hectare site was established in 2009 and lies on the Atherton Tablelands in the wet tropical rainforests of Australia at 680-740 m elevation. It is situated in Danbulla National Park within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The forest is classified as Regional Ecosystem (RE) 7.3.36a, complex mesophyll vine forest (Queensland Government 2006). The climate is seasonal with approximately 60% of rain falling between January and March and the landform is moderately inclined with a low relief. There are 208 species in the site, and average canopy height is 28 m, ranging from 23 to 44 m. All stems ≥ 10 cm diameter are measured, tagged and mapped. For additional site information, see

Other bioimages collected at the site include digital hemispherical photography, phenocam images taken from fixed under and overstorey cameras and ancillary images of fauna and flora.

TERN Robson Creek SuperSite is located within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area administered by the Wet Tropics Management Authority.


Data Creation
SuperSites Vegetation Monitoring Protocol -

Temporal coverage

From 2012-11-17


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Citation information

How to cite this collection:

Liddell, M., Bradford, M., Weigand, N. (2021): TERN Robson Creek Rainforest SuperSite Five Photopoint Image Collection. Version 1.0.0. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network. (Dataset).

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