Understanding the quality and extent of biodiversity in a given area is vitally important. To effectively conserve and improve biodiversity in areas you must first know the quality of what is there. We hope that this resource will enable you to understand the biodiversity present on a site close to or in your school.
By visiting the site on a regular basis (e.g. once a term) much can be learnt and, with a bit of effort, habitat quality can be improved.
The Terrestrial Habitat Quality Assessment consists of 11 different monitoring activities. These activities are outlined in the Teacher Information Pack. Simply complete the activities one by one according to the notes and accompanying student worksheets.
The Student Worksheets are also available as separate downloads below.
Results Datasheet - Aerial Photo / Size of Site
Results Datasheet - Why is Biodiversity Important?
Results Datasheet - Number of Large Trees
Results Datasheet - How Healthy is that Gum Tree
Results Datasheet - Canopy Cover
Results Datasheet - Understorey & Vegetation Cover
Results Datasheet - Weediness
Results Datasheet - Organic Litter
Results Datasheet - Logs
Results Datasheet - Surrounding Vegetation Connectivity
Results Datasheet - Photopoint Monitoring
Send us Your Data
Once you have undertaken each monitoring activity dont forget to send us your results via the Send us Your Data links below.
Send us Your Data - Aerial Photo / Size of Site
Send us Your Data - Why is Biodiversity Important?
Send us Your Data - Number of Large Trees
Send us Your Data - How Healthy is that Gum Tree
Send us Your Data - Canopy Cover
Send us Your Data - Understorey & Vegetation Cover
Send us Your Data - Weediness
Send us Your Data - Organic Litter
Send us Your Data - Logs
Send us Your Data - Surrounding Vegetation Connectivity
Send us Your Data - Photopoints
Plant ID charts
We also have a range of plant ID charts featuring a number of vegetation commmunities found within the Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges. These ID charts are not essential however you may find them useful when exploring biodiversity in your region. Click on the images below to open the full sized versions. All charts are at a high enough resolution to be printed A3 size. Under no circumstances are copies to be sold for profit.