BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 612          Total No. of Sites: 333
Survey/Project Name: MARQUALPIE LAND SYSTEM
Abstract: Part of the ongoing Biological Survey of South Australia. To sample the range of vegetation communities and landform types occurring in the region (Outback). The survey conducted in 2008/2009 surveyed the variety of habitats present in the Marqualpie Land System, and the fauna within them. Marqualpie Land System. Jumbled sand dunes and sand plains. Jumbled dunes, sandplains, channels and swampy flats abutting tableland country on Cordillo Downs and Innamincka Regional Reserve. Red dunes with sandhill wattle, sandhill spider flower and rattlepods over dense spinifex; a variety of flats with lignum, canegrass, Queensland bluebush, neverfail, Mitchell grass and coolibah on the channels and deeper depressions; sandplains with mulga, dead finish and bloodwood over woolybutt, spinifex and annual grasses. NOTE: Site coordinates were reviewed in 2017. Site was projected against Google Earth imagery and compared with physical and vegetation site data. Original site survey sheets including mud maps were consulted where available. In 2019 locations were either verified or moved the minimum distance required to improve data consistency. All changes were documented within the site audit data.
 
Start Date: 01/07/2008      End Date: 30/06/2009
Survey Type: Vegetation and Vertebrates
   
Study Area Description: Marqualpie Land System. Part of the Coongie IBRA subregion and Simpson-Strzelecki Bioregion. Abuts the Channel Country Bioregion to the north on Cordillo Downs Pastoral Lease, the Queensland border to the east, Merninie Land System (gibber plains) to the south and Cooper Land System (watercourses and outwash plains) and Ketietoonga Land System (parallel sand dunes and sand plains) to the west.
Objectives
         Vegetation: Survey the variety of habitats present in the Marqualpie Land System.
         Fauna: Survey the vertebrate fauna of the variety of habitats present in the Marqualpie Land System.
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Biological Survey of South Australia - Standard Survey methodology used.
Fauna : Biological Survey of South Australia - Standard Survey methodology used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Misc)