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Science: surveys and research at Kalamurina
Bustard - D. Morris
43 permanent study sites covering all the major habitat types have been established on Kalamurina. These sites are surveyed every three to five years (more frequently in response to significant weather events). Surveys include an analysis of changes in vegetation, live trapping and sand plot track analysis.
In addition, 60 permanent sites have been established which provide a standardised sampling methodology for comparative bird surveys.
The data from this research activity will enable us to measure a suite of ecological health indicators including:
- The diversity and abundance of key faunal groups such as threatened mammals, seed-eating birds, diurnal reptiles and ground-dwelling fauna.
- The impact of key threats such as feral herbivores and feral predators.