BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 32          Total No. of Sites: 79
Survey/Project Name: Mount Lofty Ranges (DEP 1981)
Abstract: This project aims to survey vegetation to determine the conservation significance of the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia. AIMS: 1. Describe botanical composition and structure; 2. Assess conditions; 3. Evaluate scientific significance; 4. Recommend conservation priorities. This project is part of the Biological Survey of SA programme run by the Biological Survey and Monitoring group in Department for Environment and Heritage (DEH). Survey areas defined in a DEH spatial layer managed by DEH Environmental Information Group.
 
Start Date: 09/08/1978      End Date: 30/07/1979
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: Mount Lofty Ranges encompasses central and north-eastern part of the range including: 1. County Adelaide: Hundred Kuitpo and part Hundred Onkaparinga, Noarlunga, Para Wirra, Talinga and Willunga. 2. County Hindmarsh: Hundred Kondoparinga and Macclesfield and part Hundred Myponga. 3. County Sturt: Hundred Kanmantoo and Tungkillo. 4. County Eyre: part Hundred Jellicoe. NE corner 34*00'00" 139*30'00", SE corner 35*15'00" 139*00'00" approximately. Extends through Mt Lofty Ranges from Angaston in the north to Myponga in south and bounded by Lake Alexandrina in the SE.
Objectives
         Vegetation: Vegetation survey to determine conservation significance. 1. Describe botanical composition and structure. 2. Assess condition. 3. Evaluate scientific significance. 4. Recommend conservation priorities.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Sites were named numerically from 1-45. Quantitative data using "point-centred quarter" plotless sampling technique (Mueller-Dombois, D. (1974) Aims and Methods of vegetation ecology. Wiley, New York.) Sampling points (approx 20) were located at either 20 or 30 pace (about 20 or 30m) intervals, depending on plant density. Initially, number of strata was determined. At each sampling point the distance to the midpoint of the nearest individual of each layer was measured in each of four quadrats. The height and cover area for each individual was recorded.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Baseline Survey of flora and/or fauna - Standard Biol Survey of SA survey methodology not used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:S&C Div) - Biological Survey and Monitoring