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Microsoft Access 2013 database containing all field data pertaining to the 2003 BioAssess project
Ecology not elsewhere classified
03 May 2004
30 Apr 2007
The data was captured through field surveys of animals and plants through a variety of data models during the project BioAssess: Assessing the colonisation and persistence of woodland birds and other biota in revegetation.
David Freudenberger, Alex Drew, Margaret Cawsey
CSIRO Data Licence
Freudenberger, David; Drew, Alex; Stol, Jacqui; Cawsey, Margaret (2008): BioAssess database. v2. CSIRO. Data Collection.
All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO 2008.
The metadata and files (if any) are available to the public.
BioAssess: Assessing the colonisation and persistence of woodland birds and other biota in revegetation
BioAssess was a long-term monitoring project concerned with the colonisation and persistence of birds in revegetated patches in the Upper Billabong Creek Catchment, near the town of Holbrook, 50 km north of Albury, New South Wales. The farming landscape around Holbrook is typical in that much of the original lowland woodland vegetation has been cle... moreared, and what remain is affected by salinity, acid soils and eucalypt dieback. Over the last 10 years, close to 2,000 ha of native trees and shrubs have been planted by the Holbrook Landcare Group, in an attempt to draw birds back into the rural landscape and reduce tree decline. The main objectives of this project are to assist farmers to understand the biodiversity benefits of their revegetation activities, and to assist farmers to improve the design and management of their revegetation areas. BioAssess focused on the following questions: 1.What woodland birds find long-term habitat in recently planted and floristically diverse revegetation sites on farms. 2.How does the bird assemblage change as the revegetation plantings grow and mature. 3.How are birds affected by revegetation patch size and proximity (connectedness) to large woodland remnants. 4.Do birds persist in revegetation patches as they grow and mature. 5.What are the effects of revegetation patch size and proximity (connectedness) on short term (daily) and long term (seasonal) movement patterns of at least two species of woodland birds that are dependent on structurally diverse native vegetation. less