Development of an integrated long-term mangrove monitoring program for Darwin Harbour. Sub-project A: Mangrove community mapping: Charles Point to Gunn Point 2016
Sub-project A: Mangrove community mapping: Charles Point to Gunn Point 2016
Brocklehurst, P; Edmeades, B; Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Rangelands Division
E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; DENR Technical Report 19/2018
Darwin Harbour; Shoal Bay
This report describes the updated mangrove communities for the approximately 32,000 ha of mangroves and salt flats that line the foreshores of Darwin Harbour, Shoal Bay and areas south of Charles Point and Gunn Point. Results indicate that there has not been any significant, discernible or substantive changes in mangrove forest composition in Darwin Harbour between 1996 and 2016.
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1. Introduction; 2. Objectives; 3. Methods; 4. Results and discussion; 5. Conclusion; 6. Recommendations; 7. Bibliography; 8. Appendix.
Mangroves; Mangrove community mapping; Map unit; Vegetation mapping
Northern Territory Government
DENR Technical Report 19/2018
x 77 pages; colour illustrations and maps; x 30 cm
Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)
Northern Territory Government
Mangrove Monitoring Project: Sub-project A 10 4.1.2 IMMRP monitoring area The new mapping will form the future base-line for the mangrove environment in the IMMRP monitoring area. The spatial data provided has been attributed with the Community number and Community description as per Table 2. Full community descriptions are provided in Appendix 8.1. Table 2. Mangrove communities in the IMMRP project area based on the 2016 mapping Community number 2016 Community Description 2016 % Area Hectares MANGROVE 1a (1a-1b)* Rhizophora stylosa mid closed-forest (shoreline forests) 2.7 855.7 1b (1c)* Rhizophora stylosa low closed-forest (shoreline forest) 1.1 356.6 1c (1d)* Rhizophora stylosa low closed-forest (shoreline forest/-Rhizophora tangle) 0.1 37.8 1d (1e)* Rhizophora stylosa low open-forest 0.028 8.9 2a Rhizophora stylosa/Camptostemon schultzii low to mid closedforest/open-forest (tidal creek forest) 23.4 7,382.6 2b Bruguiera parviflora mid closed-forest/mid open-forest (tidal creek forest) 0.06 20.2 2c Bruguiera parviflora/Rhizophora stylosa co-dominant low to mid closed-forest (tidal creek forest) 0.003 0.8 3a Rhizophora stylosa/Bruguiera spp./Ceriops spp. low closedforest/low open-forest (transition zone) 9.5 3,012.7 3b Bruguiera parviflora, Bruguiera exaristata mid closed-forest/mid open-forest 0.3 101.7 4a Ceriops tagal low closed-forest/low open-forest (tidal flats) 20.1 6,356.6 4b Mixed species low closed-forest (hinterland) 7.1 2,257.3 4c Ceriops tagal low closed-forest/open-forest (hinterland) 0.9 271.3 5a Avicennia marina low open-forest 1.0 309.5 5b Avicennia marina/Ceriops tagal low open-forest/low closed-forest 8.5 2,685.8 5c Mixed species low open-forest/low closed-forest 2.2 681.6 5d Avicennia marina low closed-forest 0.07 23.1 5e Avicennia marina low open-forest/woodland regeneration 0.9 272.2 5f Avicennia marina mid open-forest (tall monospecific) 1.0 61.3