BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 83          Total No. of Sites: 74
Survey/Project Name: Lofty Block Grasslands and Grassy Woodlands
Abstract: This project aims to conduct a vegetation-only survey from 1995 to 1996, to document grassland and grassy-woodland remnants in the Lofty Block Bioregion near Adelaide, South Australia. AIMS: 1. Identify gaps in the existing coverage; 2. Target these areas for field survey; 3. Combine data from various surveys in the region to classify vegetation communities using PATN pattern analysis software (www.patn.com.au). REFERENCE: Robertson MA (1998) A Biological Survey of the Grasslands and Grassy Woodlands of the Lofty Block Bioregion South Australia. Department for Environment Heritage and Aboriginal Affairs. Adelaide.
 
Start Date: 01/10/1995      End Date: 21/12/1996
Survey Type: Vegetation Only
   
Study Area Description: Lofty Block Bio-region - refer to description of Lofty Block Province on Laut et al 1977.
Objectives
         Vegetation: Document grassland and grassy woodland remnants in the Lofty Block Bioregion. The survey strategy was to identify gaps in the existing coverage, to target these areas for field survey and combine data from various surveys in the region to classify vegetation communities using PATN.
         Fauna: N/A
Methodology
         Vegetation: Complete list of plant species per 50 X 50 or 30 X 30 metre quadrats using Braun/Blanquet cover abundance scores (depending on sparseness of vegetation.
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

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