Occupancy surveys of Adelie penguin breeding distribution in the Australian Antarctic Territory
Entry ID: ASAC_2722_Occupancy_Surveys

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Summary
Abstract: The current distribution of Adelie penguin breeding colonies in the AAT is being mapped through a series of 'occupancy' surveys.

A GIS of potential Adelie penguin breeding habitat was developed to structure the overall search effort. Information about the GIS is given in Southwell et al. (2009) and in the child metadata record 'Potential Adelie penguin breeding habitat in the Australian Antarctic Territory' with Entry ID ASAC_2722_Occupancy_Surveys_potential_breeding_habitat.

The AAT coastline was broken into groups and subgroups which were surveyed when logistics allowed. All sites of potential habitat in each section were searched and a record of whether breeding penguins were present or absent was made. Most surveys were undertaken during the Adelie penguin breeding season when breeding penguins would have been present; any surveys outside the breeding season made observations of the presence or absence of guano. Most surveys have been undertaken from aircraft (both helicopters and fixed wing), but some have been done from the ground.

Maps of potential breeding habitat in the groups and subgroups were produced from the GIS to use in the field surveys. The data recorded for each search campaign included the latitude and longitude of the centroid of each site that was searched, the data of search, the observer(s), and the state of occupancy (present or absent).

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -64.0 S: -70.0  E: 158.82  W: 36.98

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Southwell, C.
Dataset Title: Occupancy surveys of Adelie penguin breeding distribution in the Australian Antarctic Territory
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-11-21


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS >PENGUINS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]
HELICOPTER    [Information]
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Quality
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Access Constraints
For copies of the data from specific regions, see the child metadata records.

The child metadata record 'Potential Adelie penguin breeding habitat in the Australian Antarctic Territory' with Entry ID ASAC_2722_Occupancy_Surveys_potential_breeding_habitat has links to the GIS data, sites list and maps created for this project.


Keywords
occupancy
adelie penguins
breeding colonies
AAT
Australian Antarctic Territory


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
Australian Antarctic Division


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Personnel
COLIN SOUTHWELL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3450
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: colin.southwell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


DAVE J. CONNELL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Publications/References
Southwell, C., Smith, D. and Bender, A. (2009), Incomplete search effort: a potential source of bias in estimates of Adelie penguin breeding populations in the Australian Antarctic Territory., Polar Record, 45, 375-380, doi:doi:10.1017/S00322474409008444

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-17

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