To describe the structure and species composition of the vegetation community present at and around the study location.
A description of the vegetation community characterising the study location is recorded. It is determined by identifying the predominant species and vegetation structure of the study location. If appropriate, the associated environmental context is also assessed. For example, landform geology can be included in the description of the vegetation community (e.g. Eucalyptus crebra with occasional Corymbia erythrophloia open-woodland and grassy ground layer on low hills derived from basalt). The community area and, for linear communities, the width are determined by estimating the pre-clearance extent of the vegetation community in the immediate area that the site represents. This extent is derived from observations made when travelling to and from the site or aerial imagery at the time of sampling.
The study location has been established by applying the study location establishment method.
Aerial imagery of the study location
For linear communities, the vegetation community's pre-clearance extent is estimated and assigned to width bands based on observations of remnant patches of the community (and other evidence such as landform and soil type etc.) made when travelling to and from the study location and/or by analysis of aerial images.
See the vegetation community extent values.
The vegetation community's pre-clearance extent is assigned to area bands based on observations of remnant patches of the community (and other evidence such as landform and soil type etc.) made when travelling to and from the study location and/or by analysis of aerial images.
See the vegetation community area values.
Refers to an area of vegetation which is relatively uniform with respect to structure and floristics. The basic unit in the vegetation community classification within the regional ecosystem classification is the plant association or sub-association. A number of vegetation communities may make up a single regional ecosystem, and are usually distinguished by differences in dominant species composition, frequently in the shrub or ground layers and denoted by a letter following the regional ecosystem code (e.g. a, b, c).
Indication of whether the vegetation community of the site corresponds to the regional ecosystem mapping.