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Pilbara subterranean fauna diversity projections

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Pilbara subterranean fauna diversity projections


This collection comprises two components. These are spatial projections of the estimated patterns in species richness for two subterranean faunal groups, across the Pilbara region of Australia: (1) stygofauna; (2) troglofauna. These spatial layers were created as part of a collaborative research project between CSIRO and BHP to improve our understa... more


Community Ecology Conservation and Biodiversity Invertebrate Biology


https://doi.org/10.25919/5d6f7125da9f3


01 Jul 2015


31 Dec 2017


Karel Mokany
Karel.Mokany@csiro.au

subterranean fauna troglofauna stygofauna Pilbara species richness diversity


The derivation of these two spatial layers is described in detail in: Mokany, K., Harwood, Halse, S.A., Ferrier, S. (2019) Riddles in the dark: Assessing diversity patterns for cryptic subterranean fauna of the Pilbara. Diversity and Distributions 25: 240-254 [doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12852]. In summary, community survey data for both troglofauna and stygofauna in the Pilbara region were collated, then community diversity modelled as a function of a number of spatial environmental predictors. These models of diversity were then projected spatially across the entire Pilbara bioregion. The spatial layers provided here are the predicted total number of species within each grid cell (1 second resolution) for both troglofauna and stygofauna. These spatial layers are in Transverse Mercator projection, based on Map Grid of Australia 1994, Zone 50 (EPSG:28350).


Source data used to derive the spatial layers provided here are described in detail and attributed in: Mokany, K., Harwood, Halse, S.A., Ferrier, S. (2019) Riddles in the dark: Assessing diversity patterns for cryptic subterranean fauna of the Pilbara. Diversity and Distributions 25: 240-254.


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CSIRO (Australia), BHP Billiton Iron Ore (Australia)


Mokany, Karel; Harwood, Tom; Ferrier, Simon (2019): Pilbara subterranean fauna diversity projections. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection. https://doi.org/10.25919/5d6f7125da9f3


All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO 2019.


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Location Details

19°53′60″ S


23°41′60″ S


121°30′0″ E


115°5′60″ E


GDA94


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Karel Mokany


Senior Research Scientist





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eng


UTF8


Biota


About this Project

Pilbara Community Level Modelling


The collaborative research project between CSIRO and BHP aimed to dramatically improve our understanding of, and ability to predict, current spatial patterns in subterranean fauna diversity in the Pilbara region, as a basis for better informed conservation, management and development decisions.


Karel Mokany





Karel Mokany


Tom Harwood


Simon Ferrier