The East Alligator mangrove transects: a series of permanent benchmark monitoring sites in Kakadu National Park


Internal Report 407
Saynor M, Begg G & Claridge G
Supervising Scientist Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

About the report

In June 1981 a field team from the Australian Littoral Society (now Marine Conservation Society) marked and surveyed seven mangrove transects on the East Alligator estuary under contract to the ANPWS (Hegerl et al 1982). The overall aim of the study was to provide an assessment of the biogeographic significance of the tidal wetlands and mangrove forests of the Kakadu National Park (KNP) and to establish permanent quadrats to permit monitoring of growth, mortality and long-term changes in vegetation.