BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 749          Total No. of Sites: 11
Survey/Project Name: TADPOLES AND FROGS OF AUSTRALIA (ANSTIS)
Abstract: The Tadpoles and Frogs of Australia project aims to present descriptions, photographs, illustrations, keys and other general information along the lines of the applicants current book `Tadpoles of South-eastern Australia: a guide with keys' by Marion Anstis (Reed New Holland, 2002), but for the whole of Australia. Survey conducted between 2008-2009.
 
Start Date: 01/08/2008      End Date: 31/07/2010
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
   
Study Area Description: Alligator Gorge, Mt Remarkable NP, Bunyeroo Gorge, Flinders Ranges; Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges NP
Objectives
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: This project will fill a critical void in our knowledge of the life histories of Australian frogs, and the significance and utility of this work for biodiversity conservation research `Tadpoles of South-eastern Australia: a guide with keys. In addition to incorporating the first book, it will cover all regions of Australia which currently do not have descriptions and live photographs available for tadpoles of their region (Qld, NT, SA, WA). The existing descriptions currently available on some of the tadpoles in these areas are very brief, with no illustrations of live material, and because they are scattered through various scientific journals, they remain largely inaccessible to the wider community. Several new descriptions of tadpoles will result, with as many as possible also being published separately in scientific journals The project will support studies on the taxonomic and evolutionary relationships of the Australian frog fauna, both nationally and internationally.
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Fauna : Unclassified - pending reassessment.
Information Authority: Newcastle University - Environment and Life Science