BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 137          Total No. of Sites: 14874
Survey/Project Name: Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Project (Aerial)
Abstract: This project aims to conduct an ongoing aerial (helicopter) survey of Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus) abundance and distribution in major population areas across South Australia including: 1. Gawler Ranges; 2. Gammon Ranges; 3. South and Central Flinders Ranges; 4. Parts of the Olary Ranges. METHODOLOGY: Survey commenced in 1981. Methodology for recording data during flights changed in 2000 from manual to data logger. Data is also gathered for Euro (Macropus robustus), Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) and Feral Goat. REFERENCES: 1. de Preu, N. & Pearce, D. (2002) Bounceback Flinders Ranges - Final Report: Department for Environment and Heritage, Government of South Australia. 2. de Preu, N. & Pearce, D. (2006) Bounceback Progress Report: Department for Environment and Heritage, Government of South Australia. 3. Lethbridge, M.R. & Best, J. (2005) An Analysis of the Aerial Survey of the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus) in South Australia, Report to the Department for Environment and Heritage S.A., School of Geography, Population and Environmental Management, Flinders University, Adelaide.
 
Start Date: 01/01/1981      End Date: 31/12/2010
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
   
Study Area Description: South Australia. West to the Gawler Ranges; North to the Gammon Ranges; South to the Southern Flinders Ranges; and East to the Olary Ranges.
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: Ongoing aerial (helicopter) survey of Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby abundance and distribution in major population areas across SA including: Gawler Ranges; Gammon Ranges; South and Central Flinders Ranges; and parts of the Olary Ranges. Data also gathered for Feral Goats, Euros and Wedge-tailed Eagles.
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Monitoring - Vegetation/Ecosystem (ie species records - usually re-visited for ongoing monitoring) NOTE:NON Std Svy methodology may have been used.
Fauna : Fauna species/population Study (ie trapping records over time period for species study). NOTE:NON Std Svy methodology may have been used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:S&C Div) - BCP Threat species
Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Outback) - Regional Ecologist - Outback/Ranges
Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Northern & Yorke) - Clare Office - Regional Ecologist