Ecological carrying capacity of terrestrial habitat

This Indicator accounts for how the generalised quality of terrestrial habitats supporting biodiversity at each location and its connection with habitat at other locations within a neighbourhood enables biological movement such as foraging, dispersal and migration. It is used to account for the carrying capacity of a landscape to support its original complement of biodiversity and ecosystems. This indicator (3.1c) 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
Metadata template type Raster
Asset Type Publication
Language English
Edition 1
Purpose Legislative and regulatory requirements
Frequency of change As needed
Keywords ECOLOGY-Landscape,VEGETATION,FLORA-Native
Metadata Date 2018-03-29
Date of Asset Creation 2013-03-25
Date of Asset Publication 2020-05-21
Date of Next Update 2022-06-30
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Biota
NSW Place Name NSW

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 1995-01-01 - 2013-06-30
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning 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 and Environment 2020"
DOI doi:10.25948/5ec62848c2c81
DOI Creator name Littleboy, Mark
DOI Resource Type Habitat Carrying Capacity Mapping
DOI Resource Type General Description Dataset