BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 103          Total No. of Sites: 334
Survey/Project Name: North-Eastern Eyre Peninsula
Abstract: This project aims to conduct a survey to collect data on the vegetation communities of north-eastern Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, to enable the classification and mapping on the floristic composition and structure of the vegetation groups of the area. AIMS: The survey focus was on forest, mallee and woodland communities, and other types of communities such as shrublands and grasslands that may be under represented. The survey was partially funded by the Australian Government Bureau of Resource Sciences (National Forest Inventory).
 
Start Date: 12/10/1998      End Date: 13/11/1998
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: The survey area is in a block from Pinkawillinie Conservation Park in the north west to just east of Tooligie in the south west , across the coast just below Arno Bay in the south east and north to Iron Knob. The topography varies from quartzite & granite uplands along the east coast to NW - SE longitudinal silaceous dunes in the north western region of the study area. Extensive calcreted plains occur in the central region as well as isolated quartzite ranges such as Darke Peak & granite inselbergs such as Carappee Hill. The rainfall varies from around 250mm per year in the north to over 400mm per year near Kimba & Cleve. The north eastern region consists of plains of moderately deep reddish calcareous earths and supports Western Myall ( Acacia papyrocarpa) woodlands, blue bush & salt bush shrublands. The North Eastern Eyre Peninsula Survey covers an area extending east from Pinkawillinie Conservation park to just south of Iron Knob, then south to below Arno Bay on the coast and west to Hincks Conservation Park.
Objectives
         Vegetation: The main aim of this survey was to collect data on the vegetation communities of the North Eastern Eyre Peninsula region to enable the classification & mapping on the floristic composition and structure of the vegetation groups of the area. As the survey was partially funded by the National Forest Inventory - Bureau of Resource Sciences, the focus was on Forest, Mallee & Woodland communities and so some of the other types of communities such as shrublands and grasslands may be under represented.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Vegetation was documented with a complete list of plant species within a 30 x 30m quadrat using Braun-Blanquet cover abundance scores. Lifeform and reproductive stage was also recorded. Each site was assigned a structural formation. All species were vouchered the first time they were encountered and lodged with the State Herbarium. Physical data such as slope, aspect, landform, surface soil texture and disturbances were collected. Vertebrate presence was also noted. There were also 10 sites that were not fully surveyed but had general vegetation and structural information recorded. This information is held in the EDBSA in the GTSITES coverage in the Statewide maplibrary.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Biological Survey of South Australia - Standard Survey methodology used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:S&C Div) - Biological Survey and Monitoring