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Please help share information regarding reports, management plans and strategies that are likely to involve threatened species or their habitats. Many documents contain valuable information that may be of interest to others across Victoria and adjoining areas.

Typical examples are; consultant’s reports prepared for planning applications or the environmental approvals process, management strategies/plans for particular areas or species.

Please help share information regarding reports, strategies and management plans. These could be public documents that you are aware of, links to web-based documents or even PDF files. Contact SWIFFT

 

Research reports

In addition to reports listed below see also:  Arthur Rylah Institute Technical reports.

 

  • Title: Orange-bellied Parrot: A retrospective analysis of winter habitat availability, 1985-2015.
  • Source/Author:  White, M., Menkhorst, P., Griffioen, Green, B., Salkin, O. and Pritchard, R. (2016)
  • Further info: This report found the mainland winter habitat is unlikely to have declined significantly since 1983 in a structural or compositional sense to explain the decline in Orange-bellied Parrot population. The number of individuals counted during coordinated winter surveys has declined from 70-90 individuals in the 1980s (with a peak of 122 in 1983) to fewer than 20 in each year since 2001 and fewer than 10 in the last 5 years.  
  • White, M., Menkhorst, P., Griffioen, Green, B., Salkin, O. and Pritchard, R. (2016). Orange-bellied Parrot: A retrospective analysis of winter habitat availability, 1985-2015. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research Technical Report Series Number 277. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Heidelberg, Victoria.


  • Title: Current and Future Risks of Cropping Wetlands in Victoria
  • Source/Author: Casanova M.T. and Casanova A.J. 2016.   Technical Report. Charophyte Services, DELWP, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18076.49281 October 2016
  • Further info: This report found wetlands are highly vulnerable to cropping because a large number of their attributes (soil, seed bank, vegetation, invertebrates, vertebrates, water regime, water quality) and processes (germination, establishment, trophic interactions) are sensitive to the physical and chemical disturbances applied in cropping. The approximately 20,000 privately owned wetlands of natural origin are at the highest risk. 
  • View Abstract and full report on ResearchGate 3.5 MB

  • Title: Applied Aquatic Ecology Update 
  • Source/Author: Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research
  • Further info: Autumn Update 2015

  • Title: Applied Aquatic Ecology Update 
  • Source/Author: Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research
  • Further info: Summer Update 2015

  • Title: SWIFFT review November 2015
  • Source/Author: Review of SWIFFT during 2015 with data since 2005, Ian Smith
  • Further info: SWIFFT review 2015 pdf

  • Title: SWIFFT review November 2014
  • Source/Author: Review of SWIFFT during 2014 with data since 2005, Ian Smith
  • Further info: SWIFFT review 2014 pdf

  • Title: Long-Term Monitoring of Brush-tailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa) in Woodland and Dry Forest Ecosystems of Central Victoria
  • Source: Brush-tailed Phascogale Co-Ordinating Group
  • Further info: Brush-tailed Phascogale Long Term Monitoring - pdf

  • Title: Technical Reports - various
  • Source: Arthur Rylah Institute Technical Reports
  • Further info: DEPI  ARI Technical Reports

  • Title: Pimelea Translocation Assessment Report 06.03.14.
  • Source:/Author: Trust for Nature Pimelea Recovery Team
  • Further info: Report 

  • Title: File:SWIFFT review November 2013.pdf
  • Source/Author: SWIFFT. Review of video conferences for 2013 and wiki web site during 2013 with data since 2005, Ian Smith
  • Further info: SWIFFT review 2013 

  • Title: Growling Grass Frog ‘Dams to Habitat’ Project Progress Report 2013
  • Source/Author: Unpublished Report. Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Heywood, Victoria.
  • Further info: Growling Grass Frog research or 2013 Full Report (pdf)

  • Title: SWIFFT review October 2012
  • Source/Author: SWIFFT. Review of video conferences for 2012 and wiki web site over past year with data since 2005, Ian Smith
  • Further info: SWIFFT review 2012 pdf 

  • Title: A comparison of vertical and horizontal camera trap orientations for detection of potoroos and bandicoots.
  • Source/Author: CSIRO Publishing, Justine K. Smith and Graeme Coulson
  • Finding: This study looked at the most effective orientation of remote cameras. Vertical cameras were found to have a 2–5 times higher detection rate than horizontal cameras for species such as the Long-nosed Potoroo and the Southern Brown Bandicoot. Vertical cameras also increased the ease of species identification.
  • Further info: CSIRO publishing, Australian Mammalogy 34(2) 196-201 Published: 30 March 2012

  • Title: Link to Technical Reports on Golden Sun Moth, Growling Grass Frog and Southern Brown Bandicoot in Melbourne’s growth area.
  • Source/Author: DSE, Arthur Rylah Reports
  • Further info: links to reports

  • Title: General Report : SWIFFT review 2011
  • Source/Author: Review of video conferences for 2011 and wiki web site since 2005, I Smith.
  • Further info: SWIFFT review 2011 PDF (34 KB)

  • Title: Fire, landscape change and models of small mammal habitat suitability at multiple spatial scales.
  • Source/Author: DI STEFANO, J., OWEN, L., MORRIS, R., DUFF, T. and YORK, A. (2011), Austral Ecology 36: 638–649 This is part of the Casterton Biodiversity Project
  • Further info: Wiley on-line, Austral Ecology

  • Title: Home-range studies in a reintroduced brush-tailed rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata) population in the Grampians National Park, Victoria
  • Source/Author: Jenny Molyneux et al. Sept. 2011
  • Further info: CSIRO Publishing; Australian Mammalogy 33(2) 128-134)
  • Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

  • Title: Native Pasture Management (pdf 880KB)
  • Source/Author: Reto Zollinger & Zhongan Nie, Dept. Primary Industries, Hamilton, Victoria.
  • Further info: Reto Zollinger, (03) 55 730 900
  • See also: SWIFFT meeting notes 19 April 2011

  • Title: An assessment of scientific approaches towards species relocations in Australia
  • Source/Author: Victoria A. Sheean, Adrian D. Manning and David B. Lindenmayer. See: Austral Ecology 2011.
  • Further info: (see: SWIFFT meeting notes 28 July 2011)

  • Title: The status of the frog fauna of the Werribee River catchment, southern Victoria, with notes on the utility of large databases in such an assessment.
  • Source/Author: Brown G (2011), Research Report. Victorian Naturalist 128 Issue 2, 36-47.

  • Title: The effect of fragmentation on the threatened plant community Coastal Moonah Woodland in Victoria, Australia
  • Source/Author: Moxham C, Turner V (2011), Urban Ecosystems 14, 1-16.

  • Title: Genetic analysis of threatened Australian Grayling Prototroctes maraena suggests recruitment to coastal rivers from an unstructured marine larval source population.
  • Source/Author: Schmidt DJ, Crook DA, O'Connor JP, Hughes JM (2011), Journal of Fish Biology 78, 98-111.



  • Title: Arboreal mammal habitat associations in Wombat State. Forest
  • Source/Author: Macak PV, Chick RR, Loyn RH (2010), Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research Unpublished client report to the Wombat Biodiversity Working Group/Wombat Forestcare Inc. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Heidelberg, Vic.
  • Further info: ARI, 03 94508600

  • Title: The status of Smoky Mouse populations at historic sites in Victoria, and an assessment of two non-invasive survey techniques.
  • Source/Author: Nelson J, Main M, Chick R, Scroggie M (2010), Unpublished report to the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority. Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Heidelberg, Vic.

  • Title: Herbicide wiping tool
  • Source/Author: Hamilton Field Naturalists Club
  • Further info: The objective of herbicide-wiping is to kill all of the pest plants without killing adjacent native species. It is very useful in situations where broad-scale spraying is not practical due to non-target species overspray. It is very good for treating species like Cape Tulip, Sparaxis, African Weed Orchid, Wild Gladiolus or other weeds of similar structure which can be individually wiped.
  • Hamilton FNC herbicide wiping tool
  • Environmental Weeds on small reserves in western Victoria


  • Title: Red-tailed Black-Cockatoos and Bulokes: what determines which trees are used for feeding?
  • Source/Author: Unpublished report to the Threatened Species Section, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services Division, Department of Sustainability & Environment, Victoria. Richard H. Loyn, Garry Cheers, Evan Roberts and Alicia Lucas, December 2007.

  • Title: Fauna in Eucalypt and Pine Plantations in the Green Triangle of south-eastern South Australia and south-western Victoria
  • Source/Author: Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research Technical report Series 186, March 2009, Richard Loyn, Edward McNabb, Phoebe Macak and Garry Cheers
  • Further info: Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research 123 Brown Street, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084
  • Summary Green Triangle fauna in plantations

  • Title: Habitat 141 research
  • Source/Author: research articles, theses and reports relating to landscape ecology and/ or the Habitat 141
  • Further info: Dr Liz Dalgleish Strategic Policy Officer, Parks Victoria 0407 349 152

  • Title: Arboreal mammal habitat associations in Wombat State Forest.
  • Source/Author: Macak PV, Chick RR, Loyn RH (2010)
  • Further info: Unpublished client report to the Wombat Biodiversity Working Group/Wombat Forestcare Inc.


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Management plans & strategies

 

  • Title: Conservation Action Plan for the Victorian Volcanic Plain
  • Source/Author: Koch, P.J. and Wong, N. (2015). A collaborative landscape conservation plan for the Victorian Volcanic Plain. Summary report. Greening Australia and Trust for Nature. Victoria’s Volcanic Plains are home to 65 nationally threatened species and 173 threatened species. The landscape also contains 11 Ramsar listed wetlands.
  • Further info: Greening Australia Securing the future of the Victorian Volcanic Plains

  • Title: Protecting Victoria’s Environment - Biodiversity 2036. Draft released 17/3/16
  • Source/Author: State Government - Victoria. This is a twenty-year plan for stopping the decline of Victoria’s biodiversity and sets out a new direction for the management of biodiversity – our native plants and animals – in Victoria. 
  • Further info: http://haveyoursay.delwp.vic.gov.au/biodiversity-plan

  • Title: Proceedure Statement - translocation of threatened native vertebrate fauna in Victoria
  • Source/Author: Department of Environment and Primary Industries - Victoria. This Procedures Statement applies to translocations of threatened native vertebrate fauna into, out of or within the State of Victoria for the purposes of biodiversity conservation or scientific research, and includes all wild to wild, captive to wild and wild to captive movements (irrespective of whether the fauna is to be retained permanently or temporarily at captive facilities).
  • Further info: 
  • Proceedure Statement - translocation of threatened native vertebrate fauna in Victoria -pdf
  • Fauna translocation template - word doc

  • Title: Proceedure Statement - translocation of threatened native flora in Victoria
  • Source/Author: Department of Environment and Primary Industries - Victoria. This Statement applies to translocations of threatened native plants or parts of such plants into, out of or
    within public land in the State of Victoria for the purposes of biodiversity conservation or scientific research, and includes all movements between wild populations, from an ex situ collection to the wild and from the wild into cultivation (irrespective of whether
    the plants are to be retained permanently or temporarily in cultivation).
  • Further info:
  • Proceedure Statement - translocation of threatened native flora in Victoria -pdf
  • Flora translocation template - word doc

  • Title: The Native Fish Strategy: Bringing native fish back
  • Source/Author: Ecological Society of Australia and Wiley have published this supplement with financial support from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (Vic) and NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries). 
  • Further info:  Wiley online library March 2014, Volume 15, Issue Supplement s1, Pages 1–83

  • Title: Trust for Nature Conservation Plan 2013
  • Source/Author: Trust for Nature
  • Trust for Nature has developed the first statewide analysis of conservation priorities for private land in Victoria. The plan identifies 12 focal landscapes across Victoria that will make the greatest contribution towards conservation on private land. It also identifies the species most at threatened and in need of protection.





 

Species & project newsletters

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