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Camera Trap Images from Robson Creek Rainforest SuperSite

Description

High quality passive infrared wildlife cameras were used to acquire information on faunal biodiversity at the Robson Creek site. Two camera traps were deployed at the site between 17-03-2018 and 25-07-2018. The first camera located in proximity to the acoustic sensor SM2/SM4 which is around 100m from the flux tower and at a height of 1.5 meter above ground, on a star picket. The second camera located for a short while near the tower (10 meter) and was attached on a bungy cord tied to a tree, at a height of 0.3 meter above ground.

The Robson Creek site lies on the Atherton Tablelands in the wet tropical rain forests of Australia at 680-740 m elevation. It is situated in Danbulla National Park within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The Wet Tropics Bioregion of Australia is situated on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, between Cooktown to the north and Townsville to the south. Approximately 40% (7200 km2) of the region is covered by rain forest. Features of the region include very high plant and animal endemism, characteristics of both Gondwanan and Indo-Malaysian forests, and frequent cyclonic disturbance. The site includes core 1 ha plot (100 m x 100 m) which is located within the fetch of the flux tower and is the focal site of recurrent monitoring, and 25 ha vegetation survey plot. The vegetation survey plot has been set up for inclusion in the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Center for Tropical Forest Science – Forest Global Earth Observatory (CTFS-ForestGEO) global network of forest research plots.

For additional site information, see https://www.tern.org.au/tern-observatory/tern-ecosystem-processes/robson-creek-rainforest-supersite/ .

Other images collected at the site include time-lapse images taken from 3 phenocams (above canopy).


Camera trap results for the TERN FNQ Rainforest SuperSite - Robson Creek, Jan - Feb 2017.

Credit
TERN’s Robson Creek Rainforest SuperSite is on the Atherton Tablelands, in Danbulla National Park, within the Wet Tropics World Heritage area. The traditional owners in this area are the Tableland Yidinji People.

Temporal coverage

From 2018-03-17 To 2018-07-25

Dates

  • Date modified

    02/12/2021

Citation information

How to cite this collection:

Liddell, M. , Bradford, M. , Weigand, N. (2021): Camera Trap Images from Robson Creek Rainforest SuperSite. Version 1.0.0. Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN). (Dataset). https://portal.tern.org.au/camera-trap-images-rainforest-supersite/22982

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