Structural habitat composition of Alligator Creek (Townsville, QLD)

Dataset for the structural habitat composition of the estuarine section of Alligator Creek (Townsville, QLD) mapped in the period 2016-2018.

A "structural habitat" is defined as the combination of one or more of the different structural classes belonging to the structural attributes ‘substratum’, ‘vegetation’, and ‘artificial features’. 

The dataset includes the following layer groups:

- Map of the extent and distribution of the 18 structural habitat types identified in Alligator Creek: AlligatorCreek_StructuralHabitats_Full_List.rar

- Maps of the extent and distribution of natural habitats (NAT) and habitats characterised by the presence of one or more artificial modifications (MOD): AlligatorCreek_StructuralHabitats_NAT-MOD.rar

- Maps of the extent and distribution of the structural attribute 'Sediment', divided in five classes: mud (MUD), sand (SAN), gravel (GRV), boulder (BLD) and pavement (PAV): AlligatorCreek_StructuralLayer_Sediment.rar

- Maps of the extent and distribution of the structural attribute 'Vegetation', divided in two classes: mangrove (MG) and saltmarsh (SM): AlligatorCreek_StructuralLayer_Vegetation.rar

- Maps of the extent and distribution of the structural attribute 'Artificial feature', divided in three classes: armouring (A) and raised structure (R): AlligatorCreek_StructuralLayer_Artificial_Features.rar

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    Data record related to this publication Structural habitat composition of Alligator Creek (Townsville, QLD)
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  • Description

    Dataset for the structural habitat composition of the estuarine section of Alligator Creek (Townsville, QLD) mapped in the period 2016-2018.

    A "structural habitat" is defined as the combination of one or more of the different structural classes belonging to the structural attributes ‘substratum’, ‘vegetation’, and ‘artificial features’. 

    The dataset includes the following layer groups:

    - Map of the extent and distribution of the 18 structural habitat types identified in Alligator Creek: AlligatorCreek_StructuralHabitats_Full_List.rar

    - Maps of the extent and distribution of natural habitats (NAT) and habitats characterised by the presence of one or more artificial modifications (MOD): AlligatorCreek_StructuralHabitats_NAT-MOD.rar

    - Maps of the extent and distribution of the structural attribute 'Sediment', divided in five classes: mud (MUD), sand (SAN), gravel (GRV), boulder (BLD) and pavement (PAV): AlligatorCreek_StructuralLayer_Sediment.rar

    - Maps of the extent and distribution of the structural attribute 'Vegetation', divided in two classes: mangrove (MG) and saltmarsh (SM): AlligatorCreek_StructuralLayer_Vegetation.rar

    - Maps of the extent and distribution of the structural attribute 'Artificial feature', divided in three classes: armouring (A) and raised structure (R): AlligatorCreek_StructuralLayer_Artificial_Features.rar

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    • Descriptor

      Data is currently available via negotiated access only and will be made open once papers are published.

    • Descriptor type Note
  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • ecosystem management
    • artificial structures
    • urban development
    • ecosystem mapping
    • landscape management
    • Alligator Creek
    • urbanised ecosystems
    • urbanised estuaries
    • tropical estuaries
    • habitat
    • structural habitat
    • wetlands
    • sediment
    • vegetation
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  • Research themes
    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 050205 - Environmental Management
    • 050206 - Environmental Monitoring
    • 050209 - Natural Resource Management
    • 050211 - Wildlife and Habitat Management
    • 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
    SEO Codes
    • 960503 - Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
    • 960511 - Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments
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    Temporal (time) coverage
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    Spatial (location) coverage
  • Locations
    • Alligator Creek, Townsville region, Queensland, Australia
    Data Locations

    Type Location Notes
    Physical Location Science for Integrated Coastal Ecosystem Management (SICEM), Room 325 The Science Place (Bld. 145), James Cook University, Townsville 4014 QLD, Australia and secure section of Research Data JCU
    The Data Manager is: Claudia Trave
    College or Centre
    Access conditions Conditional: Contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au to request access to this data.
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  • Data record size 130 KB
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    Citation Trave, Claudia (2019): Structural habitat composition of Alligator Creek (Townsville, QLD). James Cook University. https://doi.org/10.25903/5d04389042aca