Sessional Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development Written Submissions Received Volume 2 Issues associated with the progressive entry into the Northern Territory of Cane Toads October 2003
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Environment Australia Part I Written Submissions Cane Toad Inquiry Report Volume 2 120 Taxa Location Agency/person responsible Type of study Status Notes fauna (fishes, waterbirds) conducted by Laurie Corbett, EWL Sciences. should be directed to Tony Law, Dpt of Defence, Robertson Barracks. The data set comprises pre impact baseline against which planned future monitoring surveys will provide information on cane toad impacts. Terrestrial fauna (reptiles, frogs, mammals, bushbirds, and invertebrates. Kapalga (about 650 km2) in KNP CSIRO TERC, Darwin. Surveys conducted by Laurie Corbett. Fourteen wet and dry season surveys (1988 95) Study completed. Several reports available from CSIRO, TERC Darwin. Methods included involving small mammal trapping, pitfall trapping (vertebrates & invertebrates), spotlight counts, diurnal searches, bird counts; using standardised survey methodology. Extensive data set (20,000 records over 8 years) that may be useful as a pre-cane toad baseline incorporating natural temporal variation in richness and abundance. These data were collected as part of an investigation to understand fire impacts; but as few significant fire impacts were recorded, the data should be useful to understand natural temporal variation in richness and abundance. Any future monitoring surveys will provide information on cane toad impacts. Small mammals Darwin Brooke Rankmore, Owen Price, Peter Whitehead (PWCNT and NTU) firstname.lastname@example.org Mark recapture studies In progress