BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 34          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Belair Recreation Park (NPWS 1981)
Abstract: This project aims to sample the vegetation of Belair National Park, near Adelaide, South Australia, in 1978. METHODOLOGY: 1. Systematically sample vegetation associations, using a series of grids; 2. Map major vegetation associations using photography; 3. Sample vertebrate fauna at a series of sites within each vegetation association in a systematic and repeatable manner.
 
Start Date: 01/03/1978      End Date: 02/04/1978
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
   
Study Area Description: Now known as Belair National Park, it is 13km south of Adelaide and can be readily divided into two definable areas, the central and western areas, extensively developed for recreation, and the eastern area with more rugged topography and relatively natural vegetation. Elevation is from 250m to 500m and an average rainfall of 750mm in the west to 1000mm in the higher eastern portions. The Ochre Cove Fault divides the park into two distinct geological areas. Vegetation types are Eucalyptus microcarpa low open forest and E.leucoxylon low woodland in the west to forests and woodlands dominated by E.leucoxylon, E.viminalis, E.obliqua, E.fasciculosa and E.cosmophylla. Along the watercourses are Eucalyptus camaldulensis open woodland. Most vegetation types are extensively invaded by introduced weeds with E.obliqua open forests and E.cosmophylla shrublands being the least affected. Area contained within the boundaries of Belair National Park.
Objectives
         Vegetation: To sample the vegetation of the range of vegetation associations systematically using a series of grids and to map the major vegetation associations using aerial photography.
         Fauna: To sample vertebrate fauna at a series of sites within each vegetation association in a systematic and repeatable manner.
Methodology
         Vegetation: 25 x 25m grid sampling per quadrat with 20 "patches" within the quadrat at measured intervals. All plants counted within each "patch" and relative frequency for each species calculated.
         Fauna: Traplines of 10 pitfalls (where possible), 20 Elliott traps and 3 cage traps set for four days and nights. Bird observations, one hour in vicinity of each trapline. Some spotlighting and opportune searching elsewhere in Park.

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Baseline Survey of flora and/or fauna - Standard Biol Survey of SA survey methodology not 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