BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 5          Total No. of Sites: 628
Survey/Project Name: Mt Lofty Ranges
Abstract: This project aims to classify and map plant communities in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges, near Adelaide, South Australia. The project is part of a fire management system, related to high fire hazard regimes; with an emphasis on forest woodland, and heath with a shrub understorey. Very little attention was given to coastal systems or grasslands. REFERENCE: A floristic vegetation map of the South Mount Lofty Ranges. Information Systems Branch, Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia, Technical Services Branch, Department of Environment and Planning, South Australia. 1st edition, July 1988. Scale 1:100 000. [2-sided with floristic community descriptions on reverse side].
 
Start Date: 01/05/1985      End Date: 13/12/1991
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: Mount Lofty Ranges area with an emphasis on forest woodland and heath with a shrub understorey. Very little attention was given to coastal systems or grasslands. The purpose of the survey was related to high fire hazard regimes. Area south of the Gawler 1:50,000 Mapsheet to the coast and east as far as Goolwa in the south and Barossa in the North.
Objectives
         Vegetation: To classify and map plant communities in the south Mount Lofty Ranges as part of a fire management system.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: Complete list of species in a 10 x 10m quadrat. The 3 main dominant species from each stratum (overstorey shrub and grass/sedge were scored using a relative percentage cover).
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Natural Hazard /Ecological studies - flood and bushfire mapping and fire behaviour assessment. - Standard Survey methodology used.
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