1. Any maps of your study area
  2. Species lists if you have previously prepared them
  3. Blank paper (waterproof if possible)
  4. Data sheets (waterproof if possible)
  5. Clipboard or equivalent to write on
  6. A magnifying glass or camera would be useful but are not essential
  7. Tape measures or previously measured bits of string to map the habitat and/or mark out large quadrats
  8. Small quadrats made previously
  9. Pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, chalk
  10. Tent pegs for marking the positions of samples or the corners of large quadrats
  11. A bag to carry all your equipment
  12. Appropriate shoes, i.e. joggers on the seashore, walking boots or joggers in bushland not bare feet or sandals
  13. Appropriate clothing, i.e. hat and rain jacket in summer plus a jumper in winter
  14. Salt with which to remove leeches
  15. Sun cream
  16. A small Dictaphone type of tape recorder is useful, especially if there are only a few of you


Centre for Research on Ecological Impacts of Coastal Cities
email: rgraham@pacific.net.au