Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network: Terrestrial Mammal Surveys, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay Territory, 2012-2017

Abstract: This terrestrial mammal trapping data package comprises terrestrial mammal survey data recorded annually between 2012 and 2017 over three consecutive nights. Ten Elliott traps and six cage traps were baited and placed on each site.

The plot network was established in 2002 in Booderee National Park in the Jervis Bay Territory, south-eastern Australia. The study location is a floristically diverse area in which fire history has been well-documented over several decades. The plot network’s objectives involve quantifying the inter-relationships between natural disturbance and/or management intervention (including weed and feral animal control and prescribed burning) and the reciprocal changes in vegetation condition and biodiversity response. This particular study forms part of the collection of data packages from the Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c070a5ee94 Sampling method: Since March 2007, surveying has taken place at a total of 130 sites. These include the original 110 permanent sites in the study at Booderee National Park, as first delineated in 2002, using two stratifying variables: (1) broad vegetation type (heathland, forest, woodland, etc.); and (2) past fire history – classified into four classes of time since the last fire (0-10 years, 11-20 years, 21-30 years and >30 years). Also included since March 2007 are 20 extra sites, set up as part of the “Bitou experiment”. Study extent: Surveys have been conducted annually since 2003, over three consecutive nights using traps placed at specific intervals along a 100 m transect at sites in the plot network. Project funding: Up until 2012 this project was funded by an ARC Linkage Grant and industry partners Parks Australia and the Department of Defence. Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of, and funded through the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) a facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Type
collection
Title
Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network: Terrestrial Mammal Surveys, Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay Territory, 2012-2017
Alternate Title
Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network: Terrestrial Mammal Surveys, 2012-2017
Collection Type
Dataset
Access Privileges
Long Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
10.25911/5c41517d64be1
Metadata Language
English
Data Language
English
Brief Description
This terrestrial mammal trapping data package comprises terrestrial mammal survey data recorded annually between 2012 and 2017 over three consecutive nights. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c070a5ee94
Full Description
Abstract: This terrestrial mammal trapping data package comprises terrestrial mammal survey data recorded annually between 2012 and 2017 over three consecutive nights. Ten Elliott traps and six cage traps were baited and placed on each site.

The plot network was established in 2002 in Booderee National Park in the Jervis Bay Territory, south-eastern Australia. The study location is a floristically diverse area in which fire history has been well-documented over several decades. The plot network’s objectives involve quantifying the inter-relationships between natural disturbance and/or management intervention (including weed and feral animal control and prescribed burning) and the reciprocal changes in vegetation condition and biodiversity response. This particular study forms part of the collection of data packages from the Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c3c070a5ee94 Sampling method: Since March 2007, surveying has taken place at a total of 130 sites. These include the original 110 permanent sites in the study at Booderee National Park, as first delineated in 2002, using two stratifying variables: (1) broad vegetation type (heathland, forest, woodland, etc.); and (2) past fire history – classified into four classes of time since the last fire (0-10 years, 11-20 years, 21-30 years and >30 years). Also included since March 2007 are 20 extra sites, set up as part of the “Bitou experiment”. Study extent: Surveys have been conducted annually since 2003, over three consecutive nights using traps placed at specific intervals along a 100 m transect at sites in the plot network. Project funding: Up until 2012 this project was funded by an ARC Linkage Grant and industry partners Parks Australia and the Department of Defence. Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of, and funded through the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) a facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Methods
1
Plot setup
Originally, in 2002, 110 permanent sites were identified for the study at Booderee National Park using two stratifying variables: (1) broad vegetation type (heathland, forest, woodland, etc.); and (2) past fire history – classified into four classes of time since the last fire (0-10 years, 11-20 years, 21-30 years and >30 years).
When the project started in 2003, it was based on the original number of sites, but in March 2007 the number of sites increased to 130, as a result of including 20 new sites set up as part of the “Bitou experiment”.
Features of the experimental design are: stratified random site selection, replication of classes, replication proportional to area, sampling of the plots both before and after unplanned wildfire, the occurrence of unburned ‘control’ sites and treatment (burned) sites, and continued surveys over time. Commencing at the 0 m point a steel post has been placed at 20 m intervals along a 100 m long transect.
ArcGIS, GPS, tape measure, steel posts, reflective tape.
2
Terrestrial Mammal Trapping
Surveys involve the use of 10 Elliott traps spaced 10 m apart and six cage traps (four small and two large) placed 20 m apart along the transect. Both Elliott and cage traps are baited with a mixture of peanut butter and rolled oats. The traps are checked within two hours of daylight for three consecutive mornings.
Elliott traps, large cage traps, small cage traps, bait mixture (peanut butter and rolled oats).
File Descriptions
ljbb_mammals_trapping_data_2003+_p905t1222.csv
abundance
definitionCount of number of animals in the trap
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
age_cohort
definitionGrowth stage; this is species specific, but is generally based on relative size and reproductive status; uncategorised individuals have a blank value
ordinal text definitionCharacter
descriptionSurvey data for Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Terrestrial Mammal Trappings, 2003+
id
definitionAutomatically generated record number
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records12647
recapture
definitionIndicates that an animal was first captured in the current trapping period; a blank value indicates recapture status not recorded
nominal text definitionCharacter
sex
definitionSex of observed individual(s), if determinable
nominal text definitionCharacter
species
definitionScientific name of observed mammal
nominal text definitionCharacter
tissue
definitionTissue specimen collected
nominal text definitionCharacter
trap_number
definitionSequential number of the trap
nominal text definitionCharacter
trap_type
definitionType of trap
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit_code
definitionSite visit code, linking survey data to visit table information
nominal text definitionCharacter
ljbb_mammals_trapping_visit_2003+_p905t1223.csv
comments
definitionMiscellaneous observations pertaining to the visit (if any)
nominal text definitionCharacter
date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionSurvey visit date
date_of_last_fire
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of last fire at the site
descriptionVisit information for Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Terrestrial Mammal Trappings, 2003+
number of records5561
site
definitionSite code, which identifies the site and encodes its vegetation type
nominal text definitionCharacter
survey_season
definitionProject-specified code for survey season
nominal text definitionCharacter
survey_year
definitionProject-specified code for survey year
nominal text definitionCharacter
trapping_night
definitionNumber of nights trap open prior to this capture
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitnumber
visit_code
definitionSite visit code, which is the site (minus its "site_" prefix) prefixed by a 3-digit year code (see PDF file that gives the mapping from calendar years to 3-digit visit code prefixes) and suffixed by a trapping_night number. For example, site="site_4-33" surveyed in 2003 on the third trapping night has a visit_code="031-4-33-3" ("031" represents the calendar year 2003). Links visit information to survey data
nominal text definitionCharacter
x_cages_open
definitionNumber of cage traps found open on trapping night
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
x_elliotts_open
definitionNumber of Elliott traps found open on trapping night
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionCalendar year
ljbb_mammals_trapping_data_2012+_p905t1224.csv
abundance
definitionCount of number of animals in the trap
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
age_cohort
definitionGrowth stage; this is species specific, but is generally based on relative size and reproductive status; uncategorised individuals have a blank value
ordinal text definitionCharacter
descriptionSurvey data for Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Terrestrial Mammal Trappings, 2012+
id
definitionAutomatically generated record number
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records2187
recapture
definitionIndicates that an animal was first captured in the current trapping period; a blank value indicates recapture status not recorded
nominal text definitionCharacter
sex
definitionSex of observed individual(s), if determinable
nominal text definitionCharacter
species
definitionScientific name of observed mammal
nominal text definitionCharacter
tissue
definitionTissue specimen collected
nominal text definitionCharacter
trap_number
definitionSequential number of the trap
nominal text definitionCharacter
trap_type
definitionType of trap
nominal text definitionCharacter
visit_code
definitionSite visit code, linking survey data to visit table information
nominal text definitionCharacter
ljbb_mammals_trapping_visit_2012+_p905t1225.csv
comments
definitionMiscellaneous observations pertaining to the visit (if any)
nominal text definitionCharacter
date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionSurvey visit date
date_of_last_fire
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of last fire at the site
descriptionVisit information for Jervis Bay Booderee National Park Terrestrial Mammal Trappings, 2012+
number of records1732
site
definitionSite code, which identifies the site and encodes its vegetation type
nominal text definitionCharacter
survey_season
definitionProject-specified code for survey season
nominal text definitionCharacter
survey_year
definitionProject-specified code for survey year
nominal text definitionCharacter
trapping_night
definitionNumber of nights trap open prior to this capture
ratio number typenatural
ratio standard unitnumber
visit_code
definitionSite visit code, which is the site (minus its "site_" prefix) prefixed by a 3-digit year code (see PDF file that gives the mapping from calendar years to 3-digit visit code prefixes) and suffixed by a trapping_night number. For example, site="site_12-28" surveyed on 12 December 2012, equivalent to the second trapping night of the survey, has a visit_code="121-12-28-2" ("121" represents the calendar year 2012). Links visit information to survey data.
nominal text definitionCharacter
x_cages_open
definitionNumber of cage traps found open on trapping night
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
x_elliotts_open
definitionNumber of Elliott traps found open on trapping night
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionCalendar year
ljbb_mammals_trapping_visit_2003+_calendar_year_visit_code_prefix_p905t1253.pdf
descriptionTable showing which survey year codes, survey season codes, and visit code prefixes correspond to which calendar year(s) in the visit data tables (t1223 and t1225)
Contact Email
david.lindenmayer@anu.edu.au
Contact Address
Fenner School of Environment & Society ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment Frank Fenner Building 141 Linnaeus Way CANBERRA, ACT, 0200 Australia
Contact Phone Number
+61 2 612 50654; +61 427 770 593
Contact Fax Number
+61 2 6125 0746
Principal Investigator
David Lindenmayer
Supervisors
David Lindenmayer
Collaborators
Australian Government Parks Australia; Australian Government Department of Defence; Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council
Fields of Research
0602 - Ecology; 0608 - Zoology
Keywords
GCMD:Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates > Mammals; LTERN Monitoring Theme:Mammals; keyword:Mammals; Jervis Bay Booderee National Park; Terrestrial Mammal Surveys
Type of Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Date Coverage
2012-04-02
2017-12-12
Geospatial Location
text
Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay Territory, New South Wales, Australia.
iso19139dcmiBox
northlimit = -35.114116; southlimit = -35.195078; westlimit = 150.590591; eastLimit = 150.76929
Date of data creation
2018-10-24
Year of data publication
2018
Creator(s) for Citation
David
Lindenmayer
Publisher for Citation
Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/130861
ANU Open Research. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related Identifiers
MorphoId:ltern7.121; PackageId:905
Access Rights
Co-authorship with the data provider (Professor David Lindenmayer) of any publication of research utilising this data is an expected outcome. The data provider requests consultation, including a summary of the proposed research and intended use before publication of research utilising this data if possible. Please note that data collected prior to 2012 is available via mediated access only.
Access Rights Type
Open
Rights held in and over the data
Creative Commons Licence (CC BY) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at http://creativecommons.org.au/licences
Licence Type
CC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
Licence
LTERN Deed: 48 Date of execution: 2017-07-10 Restrictions: All spatial data and all background data (i.e. data collected prior to 2012) is to be published with mediated access.
Retention Period
Indefinitely
Data Management Plan
No
Status: Published
Published to:
  • Australian National University
  • Australian National Data Service