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Occupancy surveys of Adelie penguin breeding distribution in Kemp Land, 2007-2008
Entry ID: ASAC_2722_Occupancy_Surveys_Kemp200708


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Summary
Abstract: An occupancy survey of Adelie penguin breeding distribution to the west of Mawson was carried out in 2007/08. General details of the occupancy surveys are given in the overall metadata record. Details specific to this occupancy survey campaign are given below.

The survey covered 448 sites of potential breeding habitat in the following subgroups from the site GIS for Adelie penguin potential breeding habitat:

COL_SG_01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 and 07
LOW_SG_01, 02, 03 and 04
STA_SG_01, 02 and 03
STI_SG_01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 and 08

A search was made from a helicopter on 23 November 2007 along the stretch of coast from Low Tongue to the Taylor Glacier at altitude 1500 m. Rhonda Pike observed. On 7 March 2008 a second helicopter flight was made to cover islands not searched in the first flight, and in addition to search the coast along and off the Stillwell Hills. Rhonda Pike and David Wilson observed. Because breeding penguins would have left their breeding sites at this time of year, they recorded whether guano was present or absent at each island. The islands in Stillwell subgroup 4 (STI_SG_04) were not searched because presence-absence data was available from previous ground searches by Jacqui Halpin (geologist) in 2002/03. Site COL_SG_02/71469 wasn't searched due to logistic difficulties.

The data file has the following fields:

SubgroupID: identifying code for the map on which the site occurs, obtained from the site GIS
SiteID: identifying code for the site from the site GIS
SiteName: site name, if one exists
Day: day of search
Month: month of search
Year: year of search
Occupancy: P for present, A for absent
Feature observed: P for penguins, G for guano

The latitude and longitude of each site can be obtained from the 'Sites' file in the parent metadata record for occupancy surveys.

The results of the occupancy survey are published in Wilson et al (2009).

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Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
ASAC_2722_Occupancy_Surveys


Geographic Coverage
 N: -65.0 S: -68.0  E: 61.99  W: 60.85

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-11-23
Stop Date: 2008-03-07


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]


Access Constraints
These data are available for download at the provided URL.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_272... when using these data.


Keywords
occupancy
adelie penguins
breeding colonies
AAT
Australian Antarctic Territory


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Size: 21 kb
Distribution_Format: Excel
Fees: Free


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
Wilson, D., Rhonda Pike, R., Southwell, D. and Southwell, C. (2009), A systematic survey of breeding Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) along the Mawson and Kemp Land coasts, east Antarctica: new colonies and population counts, Antarctic Science, 21, 6, 591-592, doi:doi: 10.1017/S0954102009990307

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-10-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10


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