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Effects of human activity on Royal penguins on Macquarie Island
Entry ID: pedestrian_royal


Summary
Abstract: This project empirically measures the effects of human activity on the behaviour, heart rate and egg-shell surface temperature of Royal penguins on Macquarie Island, as part of ASAC project 1148. This was achieved by collecting behavioural and physiological responses of individual penguins exposed to pedestrian approaches across the breeding stages of incubation, guard, creche and moult. Both single person and group approaches were also investigated. Information produced includes minimum approach guidelines.

As of April 2003 all data are stored on Hi-8 digital tape, due to be transformed during 2003 - 2004 into a timecoded tab-delimited text format for analysis using the Observer (Noldus Information Technology 2002).

Some notes about some of the fields in this dataset:

Temp file refers to whether or not egg shell surface temperature was also recorded for the sample, with the code below refering to the file name.

Neighbour refers to the behavioural control file for each sample (neighbouring nests did not recieve an artificial egg, and provide a behavioural control for responses to human approaches without the scientific treatment).

Nest refers to the randomly used nest markers for each sample.

Heart rate refers to whether heart rate was concurrently recorded with behaviour on the sample (both stored on Hi-8 tape).

Stimulus refers to whether single persons or groups of persons (5 -7, recorded within each sample) were used for the human approaches.

Environment refers to whether approaches were conducted from colony sections abuting pebbly beach or from poa tussock environs (tussock approaches less than 50 m of the poa / pebbly beach junction).

The code system for nest simply refers to the numbered tag placed at the nest (using three colours, g=green, w=white, b=brown) which were used randomly.

The fields in this dataset are:

Sample
Date
Breeding Phase
Stimulus Type
Environment
Colony
Nest
Tape
Heart Rate
Temp File
Neighbour

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Public information for ASAC project 1148


Link: View Related Information
Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset


Link: View Related Information
Description: Download the dataset

Geographic Coverage
 N: -54.47802 S: -54.78247  E: 158.95981  W: 158.76755

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Giese, M. and Holmes, N.
Dataset Title: Effects of human activity on Royal penguins on Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-22
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/pedestrian_royal


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-10-20
Stop Date: 2003-03-20


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > MACQUARIE ISLAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE >ANIMAL ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]


Instrument
Cameras    [Information]
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


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


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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


Keywords
ENVIRONMENT
BEHAVIOUR
BREEDING PHASE
HEART RATE
DATE
COLONY
HUMAN ACTIVITY
NEIGHBOUR
PEDESTRIAN
NEST
PENGUIN
REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS
SAMPLE
ROYAL
STIMULUS TYPE
TEMPERATURE
TAPE
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Size: 7 kb
Distribution_Format: excel
Fees: free


Personnel
MELISSA GIESE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 2 62741549
Fax: +61 2 6274 1006
Email: melissa.giese at ea.gov.au
Contact Address:
C/ Marine Species Section
GPO Box 787
Environment Australia
City: Canberra
Province or State: Australian Capital Territory
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia


NICK HOLMES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 2463
Fax: +61 3 6226 2989
Email: ndholmes at utas.edu.au
Contact Address:
School of Geography and Environmental Studies
GPO Box 252-78
University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-02



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