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A Field Guide to Assessing Australia's Tropical Riparian Zones

front cover riparian guide
Ian Dixon and Michael Douglas

This is a comprehensive user’s manual for assessing tropical riverbank habitat (riparian areas) using the Tropical Rapid Appraisal of Riparian Condition (TRARC) method. Suitable for a range of users from land managers to teachers, students, researchers and community groups.

The manual features detailed illustrations and photos to help guide users though the assessment. It also provides tips on how to use the online data analysis spreadsheets. The manual has weatherproof pages and is A5 size.

Hardcopies now available, contact details below. You can download a PDF of the field guide from the menu at right. Also available are score sheets and data entry excel files for the general savanna region and for the Ord River region in Western Australia.

Savanna Documents

A Field Guide to Assessing Australia's Tropical Riparian Zones
This tool provides a robust field-based method to quickly assess riparian condition at small scales (i.e. sections of creeks and rivers less than 10 km long). [pdf 6.7 Mb]


Score Sheets for TRARC
Here are the TRARC score sheets that can be used in the field to assess riparian condition. [pdf 1.4 Mb]


TRARC general data entry spread sheet
General excel spreadsheet for data entry for tropical rapid appraisal of riparian condition. [xls 840.0 kb]


Ord Region Documents

TRARC data entry spread sheet Ord Region
Excel spreadsheet for data entry for use in tropical rapid appraisal of riparian condition. [xls 835.5 kb]


TRARC February 2007 Ord Region Score Sheet
A score sheet for use in tropical rapid appraisal of riparian condition for the Ord region. [pdf 2.0 Mb]


Contacts

Mr Ian Dixon
Research Associate - Freshwater Ecology
Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge
Tel: 08 8946 6761

Fax: 08 8946 7455

DARWIN, NT 0815