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Line Transect Diagrams

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Line transect diagrams
These illustrate the changes in vegetation along the lines.

The transects
The red line represents the north/south transect. The yellow line represents the east/west transect. Note:The surveys were carried out in the summer.


Line transect diagrams
are available for both the N/S and E/W transects in the wetland. These diagrams are very detailed and the download times are consequently longer than normal. For suggestions on maximising the benefit of downloading these diagrams click here

Three different diagrams are presented for each of the N/S and E/W transects, depending on how the transect was carried out. The purpose of this was to illustrate the different levels of data obtained when surveying a site using different methods.

As a guideline, should you wish to look at only one of the diagrams, the continuous line transect diagrams show the most detail, including all the species occurring in the transect area. Consequently, they have longer download times. The interrupted line transect diagrams (every metre) are less detailed, but show the patterns of plant zonation clearly. The interrupted line transect diagrams (every other metre) are the least detailed, with the shortest download times. However, they may miss out relevant information on the species present. To access the diagrams, click on the links below.

  • 1.  Continuous line transect diagrams depicting symbols of each plant species to touch the line along its entire length, together with water depth data. These diagrams are extremely detailed and the download times are consequently longer than usual.

Transect 1 N/S Transect 2 E/W
Download Time
Approx. 2.5 minutes
Download Time
Approx. 2 minutes

 

2.  Similar interrupted line transect diagrams showing plants touching the line every metre.

 

Transect 1 N/S Transect 2 E/W
Download Time
Approx. 2 minutes
Download Time
Approx. 1.5 minutes

 

3.  Interrupted line transect diagrams showing plants touching the line every other metre.

 

Transect 1 N/S Transect 2 E/W
Download Time
Approx. 1.5 minutes
Download Time
Approx. 1 minute

 

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