BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 297          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Rabbit Calicivirus Disease in Coorong National Park
Abstract: The project aims to monitor the impacts of rabbit grazing on vegetation, native herbivores, small mammals & reptiles at the Loop Rd study site, Coorong National Park. It further attempts to measure the effect of Rabbit Calicivirus Disease on rabbit populations and the extent that this ameliorates environmental damage. The work specifically measures various environmental parameters on paired treatments where rabbits have either been controlled to very low levels using conventional mechanical control techniques or are uncontrolled except by natural means including Rabbit Calicivirus Disease. Environmental parameters measured include: pasture biomass response (including weeds); regeneration of selected perennials; population responses by rabbits, kangaroos & wombats, small mammals, reptiles, frogs & selected birds including Malleefowl on 5 sq km grid; biology of rabbits including epidemiology of Rabbit Calicivirus Disease in population.
Start Date: 01/02/1990      End Date: 01/02/2000
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: Various data sets periodically taken according to parameters measured (many and varied). Initial collection by Brian Cook in 1991, 1996 - 2002 collected by Peter Bird Eighty vegetation quadrats established initially and photographed.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: 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 of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation
Animal and Plant Control Commission