Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network (Fauna): Nocturnal Spotlighting Survey, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 2017

Typecollection
TitleThree Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network (Fauna): Nocturnal Spotlighting Survey, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 2017
Alternate TitleThree Parks Savanna Fire-effects - Fauna Plot Network: Nocturnal Spotlighting Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk, 2017
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c340cb14ec4c
Website Addresshttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au/
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThese data are records of all nocturnal spotlighting observations at a set of sites within Nitmiluk National Park surveyed in either 2017 or 2018.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Three Park Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c35959d4530d.
Full DescriptionAbstract: These data are records of all nocturnal spotlighting observations at a set of sites within Nitmiluk National Park surveyed in either 2017 or 2018. A total of 20 sites were surveyed for terrestrial vertebrate fauna using a range of survey methods. Thirteen sites have prior monitoring through the Three Parks (Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk) Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network which involved sampling at 5-6 year intervals at 220 plots established from 1996 – 2002. Seven sites have no prior monitoring. In 2017/18 a paired plot design was implemented at all sites, involving the duplication of some but not all survey methods at a second plot directly adjacent to the traditional plot. At each 100 x 100 m plot 6 x 10 minute meander walking searches were performed after dark using a spotlight. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Three Park Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c35959d4530d.

Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project has been part of the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN). LTERN is a Facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). TERN is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
Methods

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1
Title
Plot set-up
Description
These data are records of all nocturnal spotlighting observations at a set of sites within Nitmiluk National Park surveyed in either 2017 or 2018. A total of 20 sites were surveyed for terrestrial vertebrate fauna using a range of survey methods. Thirteen sites have prior monitoring through the Three Parks (Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk) Savannah Fire-effects Plot Network which involved sampling at 5-6 year intervals at 220 plots established from 1996 – 2002. Seven sites have no prior monitoring. In 2017/18 a paired plot design was implemented at all sites, involving the duplication of some but not all survey methods at a second plot directly adjacent to the traditional plot.
Instrument


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2
Title
Data collection
Description
At each 100 x 100 m plot 6 x 10 minute meander walking searches were performed after dark using a spotlight.
Instrument
Binoculars and GPS


File Descriptions

Name
tpsn_nocturnal_spotlighting_2017_p802t1211.csv
Description

abundance
definitionSpecies abundance. 'Zero' value means species was observed outside the plot.
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
common_name
definitionCommon name of observed species
nominal text definitionCharacter
full_name
definitionScientific name of observed species
nominal text definitionCharacter
id
definitionObservation identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records85
site
definitionSite identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
species_id
definitionSpecies identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
survey
definitionName of survey area
nominal text definitionCharacter
yyyymmdd
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
date time precision0
definitionDate of observation


Contact Emailalaric.fisher@nt.gov.au
Contact AddressPO Box 496
Palmerston, Northern Territory, 0831
Australia

Contact Phone Number+61 8995 5002
+61 478 404 546
Principal InvestigatorAlaric Fisher
SupervisorsAlaric Fisher
CollaboratorsLuke Einoder
John Woinarski
Graeme Gillespie
Fields of Research0502 - Environmental Science and Management
0602 - Ecology
0608 - Zoology
KeywordsGCMD:Earth Science > Biosphere > Terrestrial Ecosystems > Savannas
GCMD:Earth Science > Biological Classification > Animals/Vertebrates
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Birds
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Mammals
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Herpetofauna
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Invasive animals
keyword:Vertebrates
keyword:Spotlighting
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects - Fauna
Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk
Nocturnal Spotlighting
Type of Research ActivityPure basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
2017
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextNimiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -13.81268; southlimit = -14.39819; westlimit = 132.16505; eastLimit = 132.74043
Date of data creation2018-10-24
Year of data publication2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
AlaricFisher
Publisher for CitationAustralian National University Data Commons
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern9.11
PackageId:802
Access RightsSpecial Conditions: Users are required to contact the data provider (Graeme Gillespie) to discuss use of these data, including collaboration or co-authorship where appropriate.

Users are also required to seek permission from Northern Territory Government Department of Land Resource to discuss use of all of these data packages.
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCreative Commons Licence (CC BY- Attribution) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Licence TypeCC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
LicenceLTERN Deed: 47
Data Locationhttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5850
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