BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 171          Total No. of Sites: 8
Survey/Project Name: Mid Murray River Wetland Baseline survey (2004)
Abstract: This project aims to conduct a baseline survey of two River Murray wetlands located between Morgan and Wellington, South Australia. OBJECTIVES: 1. Provide detailed information on the composition of plant associations in wetlands of the River Murray. 2. Assess the health of trees associated with wetlands of the River Murray. 3. Collect data that can be used to inform current and future management of wetlands of the River Murray.
 
Start Date: 20/11/2003      End Date: 16/06/2004
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
   
Study Area Description: Swan Reach to Blanchetown Road (Approx. 15 km. north of Swan Reach). yarramundi Creek and adjoining lagoon
Objectives
         Vegetation: To provide detailed information on the composition of plant associations in wetlands of the River Murray. To assess the health of trees associated with wetlands of the River Murray. To collect data that can be used to inform current and future management of wetlands of the River Murray.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Complete list of plant species per quadrat using Braun/Blanquet cover abundance scores (variable quadrat size). Assessment of tree health (Eucalyptus camaldulensis and E. largiflorens), along transects. Tree health was rated from a score of 0 for dead trees to 5 for the healthiest trees.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

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