BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 759          Total No. of Sites: 45
Survey/Project Name: Plant responses to fire in semi-arid mallee across a rainfall gradient -Gibson
Abstract: The project began in September 2009 and was conducted in Eyre Peninsula, Murraylands and Far West region reserves. The major objective of the project is to determine whether moisture availability drives plant responses to fire in semi-arid mallee communities. To achieve this, we aim to examine plant response variables such as survival, growth and reproductive effort, within the context of the environmental variables of fire characteristics (including a range of fire histories), landscape attributes and rainfall. Sites will be chosen within high (>300mm), medium (>200mm) and low (<200mm) average annual rainfall areas to quantify how plant responses vary across the rainfall gradient.
 
Start Date: 01/09/2009      End Date: 31/10/2011
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: Eyre Peninsula, Murraylands and Far West region reserves
Objectives
         Vegetation: The major objective of the project is to determine whether moisture availability drives plant responses to fire in semi-arid mallee communities. To achieve this, we aim to examine plant response variables such as survival, growth and reproductive effort, within the context of the environmental variables of fire characteristics (including a range of fire histories), landscape attributes and rainfall. Sites will be chosen within high (>300mm), medium (>200mm) and low (<200mm) average annual rainfall areas to quantify how plant responses vary across the rainfall gradient.
         Fauna: *** No fauna survey objectives recorded
Methodology
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Vegetation : Unclassified - pending reassessment.
Information Authority: University of Woolongong