These data are records of all nocturnal spotlighting observations during the 2016 Litchfield survey. A total of 220 permanent monitoring plots were established between 1994-2002 across three parks (Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk) in the Top End of the Northern Territory, representing the Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network. A detailed flora and fauna survey has been conducted at each plot on a 5-6 year cycle to monitor biotic changes. Plots represent a variety of landforms and vegetation types.
Litchfield National Park contains 40 plots. In 2016, 20 plots were surveyed for terrestrial vertebrate fauna using a range of survey methods. In addition, at all plots sampling also occurred at a second plot directly adjacent to the traditional plot.
At each paired plot 2 x 15 minute surveys was conducted at night using head-torches, on any of the 4 nights available during the 4 day fauna survey period. The spotlight survey area encompassed the standard 50 x 50 m trapping grid and an additional 25 m around all sides.
A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Three Park Savanna Fire-effects Plot Networkâs full program is provided at http://www.ltern.org.au/index.php/ltern-plot-networks/three-parks-savanna
From 2016 To 2016
Citation and Identifier
How to cite this collection:
Gillespie,G.. Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network (Fauna): Nocturnal Spotlighting Survey, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory, Australia, 2016. Version 9. http://www.ltern.org.au/knb/metacat/ltern.339/html. Long Term Ecological Research Network. 2017
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This work is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International. The licence allows others copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and derivative works based upon it provided that they credit the original source and any other nominated parties.
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.
Spatial coordinates for plots are available at http://www.ltern.org.au/knb/metacat/ltern6.93/html (Three Parks Savanna Fire-effects Plot Network: Plot Details - Spatial Coordinates, Northern Territory, Australia).
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