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AusPlots provides relevant, useful and informative data, tools and services for surveillance monitoring of Australian ecosystems. Their work helps scientists and land managers nationwide to better monitor, understand and manage our landscapes.

AusPlots is a plot-based surveillance monitoring program, undertaking baseline assessments of ecosystems across the country. The aim of AusPlots is to establish and maintain a national network of plots that enables consistent ecological assessment and ongoing monitoring. The AusPlots network collects a range of field data for integration with other existing data sources and current knowledge.

AusPlots has two main programs: Rangelands and Forests, collecting critical ecological data across Australia's rangelands and tall forest ecosystems.

AusPlots' infrastructure is of benefit to people seeking to study, understand and manage Australia's rangelands and tall forest ecosystems. All of AusPlots' outputs are made freely accessible for use by the ecosystem research and management community, including:

  • Data
  • Samples
  • Accepted methods
  • Photopoints
  • Field survey app
  • Training
  • Field work and volunteering
  • Research projects for students
  • Stratification
  • Advice


Find out more

To find out more about AusPlots infrastructure and services for the ecosystem science community, you can visit the AusPlots website or download the brochure below.



You can meet the whole AusPlots team by clicking here


AusPlots main office

Level 12, Schulz Building
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005

T +61 8 8313 1201
F +61 8 8313 1191


AusPlots Director

Ben Sparrow
P: +61 8 8313 1201

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