Robson Creek (51)

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Site name: Robson Creek
Site number: 51
Point numbers: 201 (Robson Creek Dry A), 202 (Robson Creek Wet A), 203 (Robson Creek Dry B), 204 (Robson Creek Wet B)
Ecoregion: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
Participant and site owner: James Cook University, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network
Site location: Far North Queensland
Latitude: -17.117
Longitude: 145.630
The Robson Creek SuperSite lies on the Atherton Tablelands in the wet tropical rainforests of Australia at 680-740m elevation. It is situated in Danbulla National Park within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The climate is seasonal with approximately 60% of rain falling between January–March and the landform is moderately inclined with a low relief although the Lamb Range rises sharply to 1276m asl immediately to the north of the 25ha plot which was established in 2009. The vegetation of Robson Creek is predominantly simple notophyll vine forest, although there are areas of drier vegetation. All stems ≥10cm diameter are measured, tagged and mapped to provide the a mapping of the most carbon dense forest in Australia with >23000 stems and over 200 tree species. The core 1ha plot is located near the south-western corner of the 25ha plot. In 2013, a 40m flux tower was established adjacent to the plot.