Ecological connectivity of terrestrial habitat

This Indicator is a measure of local scale contribution to ecological carrying capacity. It accounts for the generalised quality of terrestrial habitats supporting biodiversity at each location, the fragmentation of habitat within its neighbourhood and its position in the landscape (e.g. as part of a habitat corridor, or a stepping stone). This indicator (3.1b) is part of a family of measures on the condition and connectivity of habitat, including its capacity to support the needs of native plants, animals and ecosystems in NSW, as a proportion relative to that in the pre-industrial era. Ecological condition and ecological carrying capacity are used to estimate the ‘state of biodiversity including undiscovered species’ and ecological condition is used to estimate ‘expected survival of all known and undiscovered species’ is one of a series of indicators on the status of biodiversity and ecological integrity in NSW developed to contribute to assessing the performance of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016. The overarching indicator framework which outlines how indicators are related and derived is presented in the “method to assess biodiversity and ecological integrity across New South Wales” (OEH, 2018).

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Field Value
Data Type Raster
Metadata Date 29/03/2018
Date Created 25/03/2013
Date Published 21/05/2020
Edition 1
Purpose Legislative and regulatory requirements
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency Data is updated as deemed necessary
Date of Next Update 30/06/2023
Keywords ECOLOGY-Habitat,ECOLOGY-Community,FLORA-Native,VEGETATION,ECOLOGY-Landscape

Dataset extent

Geospatial Topic Biota
Language English
NSW Place Name NSW
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/1995 - 30/06/2013
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2020"
DOI doi:10.25948/5ec6282d442e7
DOI Creator name Littleboy, Mark
DOI Resource Type Habitat Connectivity Mapping
DOI Resource Type General Description Dataset