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Area - population relationships for Adelie Penguin colonies at Mawson.
Entry ID: ASAC_1219_AAT_APen_M_Area

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Abstract: The relationship between colony area and population density of Adelie Penguins Pygoscelis adeliae was examined to determine whether colony area, measured from aerial or satellite imagery, could be used to estimate population density, and hence detect changes in populations over time. Using maps drawn from vertical aerial photographs of Adelie Penguin colonies in the Mawson region, pair density ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -70.0   E: 75.0   W: 45.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Woehler, E.
Dataset Title: Area - population relationships for Adelie Penguin colonies at Mawson.
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 1999-10-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-11-17
Stop Date: 1988-12-20
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Quality Some of the data have been taken from ANARE Research Notes 71 (see reference) - unfortunately there were some errors in this publication, so some data have not been transferred to the dataset.
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Size: 44 kb
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Woehler, E.J., Johnstone, G.W., Burton, H.R. (1989), The distribution and abundance of Adelie penguins, Pygoscelis adeliae, in the Mawson area and at the Rookery Islands (Specially Protected Area 2), 1981 and 1988., ANARE Research Notes, 71, 36
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05