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Australian Waterbird Surveys (1983-2018)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jul 10, 2020 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

The Australian Aerial Waterbird Surveys (AWS) database stores temporal and spatial waterbird data on individual species, their breeding status and estimates of wetland area, collected during annual aerial surveys, extending back to 1983. The core methodology for these surveys has remained the same. The database includes three principal survey programs: The Eastern Australian Waterbird Survey, the National Waterbird Survey and surveys of the major wetland sites in the Murray-Darling Basin. Since 1983, the Eastern Australian Waterbird Survey has covered about a third of the continent each October, representing one of the larger and longer running biodiversity surveys in Australia, sampling wetland and waterbird communities across 2.7 million km2 of eastern Australia. In 2008, we did aerial surveys over most large wetlands across Australia during a period of two months. Since 2010, we have comprehensively surveyed all the major wetlands in the Murray-Darling Basin.

This dateset is subset of species that have been identified as marine in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). The data can be downloaded at https://aws.ecosystem.unsw.edu.au/

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 41,173 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 41,173 records in English (907 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Kingsford, R.T., Porter, J.L., Brandis, K.J. et al. Aerial surveys of waterbirds in Australia. Sci Data 7, 172 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0512-9

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Richard Kingsford
Pricincipal Investigator
University of New South Wales 2052 Sydney New South Wales AU +61 2 9385 8296
https://aws.ecosystem.unsw.edu.au/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Richard Kingsford
Pricincipal Investigator
University of New South Wales 2052 Sydney New South Wales AU +61 2 9385 8296
https://aws.ecosystem.unsw.edu.au/

Who filled in the metadata:

Richard Kingsford
Pricincipal Investigator
University of New South Wales 2052 Sydney New South Wales AU +61 2 9385 8296
https://aws.ecosystem.unsw.edu.au/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data Manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Castray Esplanade 7000 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

Australian shores and inland wetlands

Bounding Coordinates South West [-43.6, 113.4], North East [-10.5, 153.9]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1983-01-01 / 2018-10-26

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by OBIS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=aws_surveys