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Development of an integrated long-term mangrove monitoring program for Darwin Harbour. Sub-project A: Mangrove community mapping: Charles Point to Gunn Point 2016

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Title

Development of an integrated long-term mangrove monitoring program for Darwin Harbour. Sub-project A: Mangrove community mapping: Charles Point to Gunn Point 2016

Other title

Sub-project A: Mangrove community mapping: Charles Point to Gunn Point 2016

Creator

Brocklehurst, P; Edmeades, B; Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Rangelands Division

Editor

Hill, J.V.

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; DENR Technical Report 19/2018

Date

2019-08-01

Location

Darwin Harbour; Shoal Bay

Description

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.

Map scale

1:8,000

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT)

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. Objectives; 3. Methods; 4. Results and discussion; 5. Conclusion; 6. Recommendations; 7. Bibliography; 8. Appendix.

Language

English

Subject

Mangroves; Mangrove community mapping; Map unit; Vegetation mapping

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Palmerston

Series

DENR Technical Report 19/2018

Format

x 77 pages; colour illustrations and maps; x 30 cm

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

9781743501764

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Related links

http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/metadata/export_data?type=html&metadata_id=87F656131848A609E050CD9B214417E1

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/754065

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/780401

Page content

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