Grasslands of South East Australian Coastal Headlands 2018 VIS_5134

This spatial vector dataset contains areas of maritime grasslands identified by satellite imagery and ground truth in 2018.This mapping was produced by Dr. John T. Hunter as part of a self-led project to produce hierarchical classification of grasslands on coastal headlands of New South Wales in eastern Australia.

Original mapping was based on 50cm and 1m resolution satellite imagery and later ground truth. Not all grassland sites were visited for ground truth. Regarding the presence of Themeda triandra, Hunter stated in email correspondence that "there are patches down to Bega that are Themeda dominant but they are not whole headlands. As you move north the headlands are almost entirely Themeda (except Little Broughton Island which is Poa dominated like most of those in the south)." In mapped grasslands not dominated by Themeda, "other grassland types, particularly Poa, Microlaena, Cynodon may be the more common type". Areas not found to be Themeda dominated were noted by Hunter to be rare and worthy of legislative protection.

Further information on the methodology and the survey's findings can be found in the paper "Grasslands on Coastal Headlands in New South Wales, south eastern Australia" included in the resources. For internal users paper is stored in: P:\Corporate\Products\Vegetation\VegClassification\GrasslandsCoastalHeadlands

VIS ID 5134

Data and Resources

  • Data quality statement for Grasslands of South East Australian Coastal...

  • Data (Shapefile) and Research Paper (PDF)

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title EEC_ThemedaGrassland_CoastalHeadlands_2018
Edition 1
Purpose Identification of grassland ecological community on coastal headlands
Frequency of change Not planned
Keywords ECOLOGY-Community,VEGETATION-Floristic
Metadata Date 2024-04-18
Date of Asset Creation 2018-01-18
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Biota
NSW Place Name NSW coastal headlands

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2018-01-18 - 2018-01-19
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2024"