Dunn, R.E.; Daunt, F.; Wanless, S.; Harris, M.P.; Green, J.A.

Activity data from common guillemots from the Isle of May during the 2005-2006 annual cycle

This dataset contains activity data from 13 common guillemots (Uria aalge) from the Isle of May during the 2005-2006 annual cycle. These biologging data were collected using global location sensing (GLS) time depth recorder (TDR) devices. From these data we derived daily data on guillemot activity budgets, sea surface temperature values, energy expenditure, location fixes and the proportion of dive activity that occurred during day, twilight and night.

Data on colony attendance were also collected using daily time-lapse photography.

Publication date: 2020-03-27

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Dunn, R.E.; Daunt, F.; Wanless, S.; Harris, M.P.; Green, J.A. (2020). Activity data from common guillemots from the Isle of May during the 2005-2006 annual cycle. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/bd24da1f-0761-4564-8dd8-dfd71a559a71

 

UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2005-01-01    to    2006-12-31

Provenance & quality

Data have been collected by Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) staff on the May National Nature Reserve, Scotland (56°11′N, 02°33′W) using standardised methods since 1987, and this work has continued to the present as part of the Isle of May Long-term Study (IMLOTS; https://www.ceh.ac.uk/our-science/projects/isle-may-long-term-study).

As part of this long-term study, data on year-round guillemot activity was collected as part of a biologging project part-funded by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Biologging data were collected using global location sensing (GLS) time depth recorder (TDR) devices during 2005 –2006. From these data we derived guillemot activity budgets (hours spent diving, flying, at the colony, active on water and inactive on water), sea surface temperature values (SST; recorded by the bird-borne loggers), energy expenditure, location fixes and the proportion of dive activity that occurred during day, twilight and night. Year-round colony attendance was also recorded using time-lapse photography. The full methodology is available in the Supporting Information document attached to this record.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

The Isle of May long-term study (IMLOTS)

Correspondence/contact details

Ruth Dunn
University of Liverpool
 ruth.dunn@liverpool.ac.uk

Authors

Dunn, R.E.
University of Liverpool
Daunt, F.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Wanless, S.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Harris, M.P.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Green, J.A.
University of Liverpool

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
Environmental survey Isle of May Uria aalge
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
05 May 2020 08:02