What data to collect during track-based surveys? Combining expert experience to develop a data collection template

Date: 03, Sep, 2021
Author(s):   Skroblin A, Indigo N, Dziminski M, Moore D, Moseby K, Paltridge R, Southgate R, Tait L, Watego T, Legge S

In the component of the arid zone monitoring project addressed here, we worked with tracking experts to develop a standard data recording template for track-based surveys with advice on data collection, that can be used anywhere across Australia. We used 2 ha sand plots and other standardised sampling types, as well as incidental observations. This work is a foundation step to support the development of a coordinated regional and national monitoring programs.