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The records are uploaded to the repository each year after each field season is complete. Lizards are neighbouring within an approximate 1 x 1.5km study site. Data are collected from the same lizards, at the same study site each year, however, from year to year, some lizards are unable to be relocated and so the composition of the sampled lizards may vary within a given year. Each lizard is identified by a unique number, displayed in the file name. For example, GPS_12138_2009, represents the activity data for lizard 12138 over the 2009 field season. Data Collection Methods and Details Activity data are collected by attaching a 'lizard logger' to the lizard's tails with surgical adhesive tape. These lizard loggers record temperature and number of steps taken every 2 minutes and a GPS location (Easting, Northing) every 10 minutes, if the lizard had moved in the previous 10 minutes. Each lizard was relocated every 12-14 days. Then lizard activity data from the past 12 days were downloaded from the lizard logger. GPS Data Quality The precision of each GPS location varies according to the number of available satellite vehicles. In cases that included a GPS location, the lizard logger also recorded an estimated GPS location error, plus the date and time that the point was taken. Raw data in full GPS records consisted of: temperature (Celsius), step count, date (ddmm), Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) (hhmmss), Universal Transverse Mercator coordinate system (UTM) Easting (m), UTM Northing (m), Navigational Status (NF=No Fix, DR=Dead Reckoning, G2=Good fix 2D, G3=Good fix 3D), Horizontal Accuracy (m), 2D Horizontal Dilution of Precision, GPS Satellite Vehicle count. GPS locations were all taken in UTM zone 54. Step Count Data Quality Steps were counted by fastening a cylindrical magnet with superglue to the back of the lizards thigh, which connected to a reed switch on the corresponding place on the lizards tail. Occasionally the reed switch moved out of place under the surgical tape and therefore that unit did not accurately count steps at that time. As a consequence, sometimes lizard loggers may underestimate step counts. Each time a lizard was relocated every 12 days, we tested the number of steps the lizard logger recorded by connecting the reed switch to a multimeter while placing the lizard on the ground and encouraging it to take 30 steps. The number of steps that the reed switch counted per 30 real lizard steps was recorded and is included in the field notes for each time the lizard data were downloaded. If the reed switch was not accurately counting steps, it was repositioned and rechecked at the time the lizard was released. Additional information in Field Notes Upon handling each 12 days, each lizard was measured (snout to vent length: SVL) weighed and assessed for the number of scales that were damaged on the head, and the torso. Lizards were also assessed for the number of ectoparasites (ticks), however ticks were added and removed in another experiment throughout different years of study and therefore may fluctuate accordingly. Information on SVL, weight, scale damage and parasite load is located in the field notes. All methods were approved by the Flinders University Animal Welfare Committee. &rft.creator=Caroline K Wohlfeil&rft.creator=Jana Kate Bradley&rft.creator=Stephanie Susan Godfrey&rft.creator=Christopher Michael Bull&rft.date=2013&rft.relation=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2013.09.005&rft.coverage=northlimit=-33.64; southlimit=-34.1; westlimit=138.9; eastlimit=139.44; projection=WGS84&rft_rights=Copyright (c) 2008-2010. C. Michael Bull, Flinders University, South Australia.&rft_subject=Tiliqua Rugosa&rft_subject=Sleepy Lizard&rft_subject=Lizard&rft_subject=Host-Parasite Interactions&rft_subject=Biological Sciences&rft_subject=Evolutionary Biology&rft_subject=Vertebrate Biology&rft_subject=Zoology&rft_subject=Ethology and Sociobiology&rft_subject=Population Ecology&rft_subject=Ecology&rft_subject=Veterinary Parasitology&rft_subject=Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences&rft_subject=Veterinary Sciences&rft_subject=Behavioural Ecology&rft_subject=Terrestrial Ecology&rft.type=dataset&rft.language=English Go to Data Provider

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Content
This repository contains records of neighbouring lizard's activity data
from 2008 - current. Sleepy lizards have an activity period concentrated
from spring to late summer and therefore the data were collected, on a
year to year basis, as follows:

September 2008 - February 2009
September 2009 - December 2009
September 2010 - December 2010
Proposed - September 2011 - December 2011
Proposed - September 2012 - December 2012

Data for 40 lizards were collected from September 2008 - February 2009,
while data for 60 lizards were collected in all other years.
The records are uploaded to the repository each year after each field
season is complete.
Lizards are neighbouring within an approximate 1 x 1.5km study site.
Data are collected from the same lizards, at the same study site each
year, however, from year to year, some lizards are unable to be
relocated and so the composition of the sampled lizards may vary within a
given year.
Each lizard is identified by a unique number, displayed in the file
name. For example, GPS_12138_2009, represents the activity data for
lizard 12138 over the 2009 field season.

Data Collection Methods and Details
Activity data are collected by attaching a 'lizard logger' to the
lizard's tails with surgical adhesive tape. These lizard loggers record
temperature and number of steps taken every 2 minutes and a GPS location
(Easting, Northing) every 10 minutes, if the lizard had moved in the
previous 10 minutes.
Each lizard was relocated every 12-14 days. Then lizard activity data
from the past 12 days were downloaded from the lizard logger.

GPS Data Quality
The precision of each GPS location varies according to the number of
available satellite vehicles. In cases that included a GPS location, the
lizard logger also recorded an estimated GPS location error, plus the
date and time that the point was taken. Raw data in full GPS records
consisted of: temperature (Celsius), step count, date (ddmm),
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) (hhmmss), Universal Transverse Mercator
coordinate system (UTM) Easting (m), UTM Northing (m), Navigational
Status (NF=No Fix, DR=Dead Reckoning, G2=Good fix 2D, G3=Good fix 3D),
Horizontal Accuracy (m), 2D Horizontal Dilution of Precision, GPS
Satellite Vehicle count.
GPS locations were all taken in UTM zone 54.

Step Count Data Quality
Steps were counted by fastening a cylindrical magnet with superglue to
the back of the lizards thigh, which connected to a reed switch on the
corresponding place on the lizards tail.
Occasionally the reed switch moved out of place under the surgical tape
and therefore that unit did not accurately count steps at that time. As a
consequence, sometimes lizard loggers may underestimate step counts.
Each time a lizard was relocated every 12 days, we tested the number of
steps the lizard logger recorded by connecting the reed switch to a
multimeter while placing the lizard on the ground and encouraging it to
take 30 steps. The number of steps that the reed switch counted per 30
real lizard steps was recorded and is included in the field notes for
each time the lizard data were downloaded. If the reed switch was not
accurately counting steps, it was repositioned and rechecked at the time
the lizard was released.

Additional information in Field Notes
Upon handling each 12 days, each lizard was measured (snout to vent
length: SVL) weighed and assessed for the number of scales that were
damaged on the head, and the torso. Lizards were also assessed for the
number of ectoparasites (ticks), however ticks were added and removed in
another experiment throughout different years of study and therefore
may fluctuate accordingly. Information on SVL, weight, scale damage and
parasite load is located in the field notes.

All methods were approved by the Flinders University Animal Welfare
Committee.

Data time period: 2008 to 2010

139.44,-33.64 139.44,-34.1 138.9,-34.1 138.9,-33.64 139.44,-33.64

139.17,-33.87

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