These values are the same, they should be combined.
The reliability factor is being captured as a separate observation. It should be somehow qualified with the observation that contains the soil type or geology type determination.
Disturbance parameters and themes
The following should be parameters (which currently do not exist). Instead, we have them as sub observation themes, which I don’t think makes sense.
Presence of storm damage
Presence of logging
Presence of ringbarking
Presence of grazing
Presence of extensive clearing
Presence of animal digging
Presence of roadworks
Presence of severe anthropogenic salinity
Presence of fire
Height of fire disturbance
Presence of weeds
For example, we are recording storm damage as observations on the parameters proportion and age with the theme as (disturbance) storm damage. I think the correct way should be, the parameters are age of storm damage and proportion of storm damage and the theme is just disturbance. See page 138 of the CORVEG manual.
Ground cover calculations
Ground cover should be modelled more explicitly. Maybe we can model ground cover as an observation collection For example, bare, rock, cryptogam, etc are individual atomic observations within an observation collection. Currently, everything is atomic and has no relation.
SPS (stem plot size) not ingested
This variable has not been ingested from CORVEG into ecoplots. This variable is needed to calculate stand stem density. See here for details.