BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 273          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Post Fire Monitoring and Vegetation Photopoints at Coffin Bay NP
Abstract: Six photopoint monitoring sites in Coffin Bay National Park were established in Feb 1991 to record the response of plant species to fires in Dec 1990. Emphasis was placed on response mechanisms for Melaleuca lanceolata. The first fire was a large burn that was thought to be first throughout the area since the 1930's. The monitoring program was carried out in Feb 1991 to assess plant species re-establishment post fire and fire response regenerative mechanisms which contribute to the national register. The photopoints include unburnt areas acting as controls and contain quadrats of various sizes to record species and gender, densities of mature and seedlings, seed storage type, additionally a grazing exclosure was established to exclude herbivores and determine grazing impact on vegetation recovery. Additional sites and remonitoring of existing sites done by Friends of the Park during June & Oct 1991 with bird lists recorded in Jan, June & Oct 1991 and Jan 1992.
 
Start Date: 18/12/1991      End Date: 18/12/2001
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
Objectives
         Vegetation: The post fire vegetative response mechanisms for Melaleuca lanceolata was recorded at photopoints then additional data collected in burnt and unburnt quadrats for species, gender, seed type, herbivore exclosures also established and measured for grazing impact on vegetation recovery, other photopoints established by Friends of the Park for vegetation monitoring and bird inventory
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Unclassified - pending reassessment.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:West) - Pt Lincoln Office - Regional Ecologist