Insect Records in the City of Melbourne from the Little Things that Run the City Project. This data identifies what individual species were found in the Little Things that Run the City Project and is not a count of all species recorded. This data was obtained from Luis Mata, a postdoctoral researcher at RMIT. The data is owned by the City of Melbourne and RMIT. The project started in October 2014 with the first survey of insects for this project in parks and gardens in the City of Melbourne. More surveys were conducted between January and March 2015. Insect species were sorted and identified from April to September 2015. This is the raw data for the report that was published in late 2016.
Some records are lacking information on the species classifcation level, and may have the correct genus information accompanied with a number in the identification notes column - this donates species 1, 2, or 3 of that genus where the species could not be identfiifed. All records lack a species name as this was not provided to the City of Melbourne in the original dataset.
Tree canopy within City of Melbourne mapped using 2015 aerial photos and LiDAR. The canopy polygons represent actual tree canopy extents on both private and public property across the city. he data is considered accurate for 2015. Changes in tree canopy are expected to have occurred since that time.
Bat Records in Fitzroy Gardens and Royal Botanic Gardens 2010. Collected by Fiona Caryl (field surveys from PhD research) in April 2010 by acoustic recording devices - then species were identified from their calls. All species are microbats. Some records are only classified down to genus level. All records have coordinates.