Integrated Publishing Toolkit(IPT)

free and open access to biodiversity data

Condition of rocky reef communities around Tasmania: algal surveys, Australia (1992-1995 and 2006-2007)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Feb 1, 2018 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

The data is the percent algal cover derived from underwater visual census methods involving transect counts at rocky reef sites around Tasmania. This data forms part of a larger dataset that also surveyed fish and megafaunal invertebrate abundance for the area. The aggregated dataset allows examination of changes in Tasmanian shallow reef floral and faunal communities over a decadal scale - initial surveys were conducted in 1992-1995, and again at the same sites in 2006-2007.

The originating metadata record contains project details, additional contacts and on-line resources.

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 30,255 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.


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 30,255 records in English (894 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (7 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)


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


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 been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 52d51b66-5ed6-4afe-a7b5-d272ca11c3c8.  CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Atlas of Living Australia.




Who created the resource:

Neville Barrett
Research Scientist
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS) Private Bag 110 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Neville Barrett
Research Scientist
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania (UTAS) Private Bag 110 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 (3) 6232 5062

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts

Geographic Coverage

Tasmanian waters

Bounding Coordinates South West [-43.645, 143.828], North East [-39.214, 148.458]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum  Chlorophyta,  Ochrophyta,  Rhodophyta

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1992-03-10 / 1995-12-01
Start Date / End Date 2006-01-01 / 2007-06-26

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers