BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 359          Total No. of Sites: 99
Survey/Project Name: SMALL MAMMALS IN SE HEATH WOODLANDS
Abstract: Broad based project (conducted 2001-2008) established to capture records of small mammal in the Heathy Woodlands of the South East and genetic material where possible.
 
Start Date: 01/04/2001      End Date: 30/04/2008
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
   
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: Survey people: Mark Bachmann (SE Regional Ecologist), David Paull (University of NSW), Dr Peter Johnston (Maquarie University) and Mark Adams (SA Museum). Cage traps will be placed in suitable habitat for the Southern Brown Bandicoot with an Elliot trap placed each side (to reduce disturbance to cage traps). The bandicoots will be removed from the traps, sexed and weighed. A very small (~ 2mm across) ear biopsy will be taken from each ear and preserved in a saline/alcohol solution. The location of the biopsy will also serve as a means of marking individuals should they be subsequently recaptured. Tissue samples will be obtained from a representative number of animals from each population (~5-10%) pbefore moving to the next site. The bandicoots will be released immediately following this procedure. Other animals captured will be identifieds then immediately released.
Methodology
         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 for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:South East) - Mt Gambier Office - Regional Ecologist