BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 25          Total No. of Sites: 42
Survey/Project Name: Witjira National Park
Abstract: This project aims to carry out a site-based biological survey of Witjira National Park, northern South Australia, and some surrounding land, to follow establishment of a series of photopoints in the park, and to provide field experience for a number of organised groups. Methods used approximated standard biological survey methods at that time. Surveying was conducted by the Australian New Zealand Exploration Society (ANZES), in conjunction with DENR in 1990 and some follow up visits in 1991 and 1992 (by the South Australian Expedition Group, and DENR). Repeat visits to the Mount Crispe sites carried out as part of rare-rodent survey work have also been added under this project.
 
Start Date: 04/06/1990      End Date: 30/09/2011
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
   
Study Area Description: A series of sites spaced over the western Simpson Desert, Witjira National Park and Hamilton Station covering a range of gibber, mound springs and dunefield habitats. Sites fall within the boudary of the Hamilton Pastoral Lease (eastern edge), Witjira National Park, Simpson Desert C.P. (SW corner) and Simpson Desert R.R. (central region). Sites fall on the following 1:00000 mapsheets: PADMURI PURNIE BORE ALINERTA DARE WALKANDI PEDIRKA BAGOT RANGE
Objectives
         Vegetation: To carry out a site based biological survey of Witjira National Park and some surrounding land to follow on establishment of a series of photopoints in the Park and to provide field experience for a number of organised groups. The 1990 survey was carried out by the Australian NZ Scientific Exploration Society (ANZSES). While the 1991 survey was carried out by the SA Exploration Group (SEG).
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Quadrats were 1km x 1km sampling within each patch produced a complete list with percent occurrence for each species was recorded.
         Fauna: Standard biological survey methods.

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