BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 434          Total No. of Sites: 20
Survey/Project Name: Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby Trapping Data
Abstract: Mark and re-capture trapping data of the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby from Willawillana Gorge (Flinders Ranges National Park), Eregunda Valley (Angoricha Station), Warraweena, Gawler Ranges National Park (Yandinga Gorge & Organ Pipes), Hiltaba Station (Mt Friday). Data include age,sex & fecundity. The primary objective of this study is to analyse Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus (Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby) mark-recapture data collected from Warraweena Sandy Creek, Eregunda Creek and Wilkawillina Gorge (south) sites in the Flinders Ranges, and Mt Friday and Yandinga Gorge sites in the Gawler Ranges of South Australia (SA). The study explores whether survival, fecundity and body condition vary between the sites and with rainfall. Broad-scale population monitoring such as aerial surveying can only reveal general trends at a landscape level (McCallum, 2000). Conversely, mark-recapture techniques target local populations and provide more insight into the demographic and behavioural processes that underpin local populations. The geographical range of Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus is large. Thus, in order to understand the processes that drive a species to extinction it is important to target monitoring strategies across the range of scale-specific processes. To this end, a number of monitoring strategies have been developed since 2001 including a ground resurvey by Lethbridge (2002) of the sites visited by Copley (1981) in the Flinders Ranges; a similar ground survey conducted in the Gawler Ranges by Lethbridge (2003); annual aerial surveys conducted over 180 kilometres of P. x. xanthopus habitat in South Australia (Lethbridge and Alexander 2007; Lethbridge and Best 2005) and mark-recapture monitoring at eight sites across South Australia.
Start Date: 01/12/1998      End Date: 01/01/2020
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Sensitive Dataset: Data supplied to approved clients via
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:Outback) - Regional Ecologist - Outback/Ranges
Flinders University of SA