Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network (Fauna): Vertebrate Trapping, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 2018

Typecollection
TitleThree Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network (Fauna): Vertebrate Trapping, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 2018
Alternate TitleThree Parks Savanna Fire-effects - Fauna Plot Network: Vertebrate Trapping Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk, 2018
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c3ebb55a3c93
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThese data are records of all vertebrates trapped 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 vertebrates trapped 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. Cage and Elliott traps were operated at plot 1 (the traditional plot at those sites with prior sampling). Three pit traps were installed and operated within both plot 1 and plot 2. In addition, two funnel traps were installed on each pit trap.

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 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

Number
1
Title
Plot set-up
Description
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


Number
2
Title
Data collection
Description
Cage and Elliott traps were operated at plot 1 (the traditional plot at those sites with prior sampling). Three pit traps were installed and operated within both plot 1 and plot 2. In addition, two funnel traps were installed on each pit trap.
Instrument
Binoculars and GPS


File Descriptions

Name
tpsn_vertebrate_trapping_2018_p947t1215.csv
Description

abundance
definitionSpecies abundance
ratio number typewhole
ratio standard unitnumber
common_name
definitionCommon name of observed species
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full_name
definitionScientific name of observed species
nominal text definitionCharacter
id
definitionObservation identification number
nominal text definitionCharacter
number of records53
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 8 8995 5002
+61 478 404 546
Principal InvestigatorAlaric Fisher
SupervisorsAlaric Fisher
CollaboratorsJohn Woinarski
Northern Territory Government Department of Land Resource Management
Graeme Gillespie
Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission
Luke Einoder
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:Mammals
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Herpetofauna
keyword:Invasive animals
keyword:Vertebrates
Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects - Fauna
Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk
Vertebrate Trapping
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
2018
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 CitationLong Term Ecological Research Network
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern9.18
PackageId:947
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, and Parks Australia prior to use of data packages from Kakadu National Park.
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
Date of execution: 2017-05-12
Restrictions: Data collected prior to 2012 is to be published as mediated, except where explicitly stated otherwise by the Data Provider.

Data Locationhttps://datacommons.anu.edu.au
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5859
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