BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 353          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Wandillo NFR Post-fire Southern Brown Bandicoot Digging Abundance Monitoring
Abstract: This project aims to establish if Southern Brown Bandicoots survived after the February 2000 fire in Wandillo Fire Reserve. David Paull's walking transect methodology (diggings) is used to assess bandicoot population abundance. This involves walking an established loop of 100-150 metres and counting the diggings and allocating an age class (fresh, recent, old) to the digging. Approximately 12 sites (transects) were assessed in areas that were known to be good historic bandicoot habitats. The first survey was conducted in Mid-2000 and it is hoped that the area can be revisited every 6-12 months, at any time of year.
 
Start Date: 01/02/2000      End Date: 01/02/2010
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
   
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: David Paull's walking transect methodology (diggings) is used to assess bandicoot population abundance. This involves walking an established loop of 100-150 metres and counting the diggings and allocating an age class (fresh, recent, old) to the digging. Approximately 12 sites (transects) were assessed in areas that were known to be good historic bandicoot habitats. The first survey was conducted in Mid-2000 and it is hoped that the area can be revisited every 6-12 months.
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Fauna : Rare and Threatened Species Protection Strategies. - Standard Survey methodology used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:South East) - Mt Gambier Office - Regional Ecologist