BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 147          Total No. of Sites: 149
Survey/Project Name: Swamp Antechinus Distribution Misc.
Abstract: This project aims to conduct a biological survey from 1999-2001, focussing extensively on remnant Silky Tea-tree (Leptospermum lanigerum) wetland habitat in the South East region of South Australia (SA). OBJECTIVES: 1. Improve understanding of the distribution, abundance, habitat use and status of the mainland Swamp Antechinus (Antechinus minimus) in the South East of SA; 2. Define in particular, the extent of occurrence of the A. minimus within remnant L. lanigerum wet heath in near coastal areas between Kingston and the Victorian state border; 3. Collect tissue samples that will form the basis of a future genetic study of SA populations of A. minimus. 4. Confirm, and where possible refine, details for any records up to 2001 (some of these records come from other projects and sources.).
 
Start Date: 01/12/1938      End Date: 30/06/2020
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
   
Study Area Description: 1999-2001 Survey focused extensively on remnant Silky tea-tree wetland habitat. Survey sites were grouped into 3 categories: Silky tea-tree wet heath or tall, wet shrubland (has been or is currently influenced by: artificial drainage of surface/ground water; reduced flows of rising coastal springs; degradation through stock grazing, small remnant size and isolation from other remnant vegetation); Dryland tea-tree woodland and/or dry coastal heath habitat (Coastal wattle, Coastal daisy and Coastal bearded-heath); and Brown/Messmate stringybark woodland with a damp heath understorey (characterised by damp, sandy soil and a diverse heath understorey dominated by yacca, hakea and a number of low heath species).
Objectives
         Vegetation: Survey sites were grouped into 3 categories: Silky tea-tree wet heath or tall, wet shrubland; Dryland tea-tree woodland and/or dry coastal heath habitat; and Brown/Messmate stringybark woodland with a damp heath understorey. These classifications reflect the vegetation community of the immediate area for each locality surveyed.
         Fauna: This surveyed was commenced as part of an Honours project (UniSA) and was initially intended as an investigation into the distribution and habitat use of the Swamp Antechinus near the western limits of the species' range in SA. In 2000 and 2001, the survey was extended to include sites across the entire known and predicted range of the Swamp Antechinus in SA.and extended again to include misc Swamp Antechinus records into the future.
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Fauna : Rare and Threatened Species Protection Strategies. - Standard Survey methodology used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:South East) - Mt Gambier Office - Regional Ecologist