Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics

MAPPPD data dashboard

Because the MAPPPD database contains such a thorough collection of data, we are able to identify the most and least studied colonies. In terms of our population models, the colonies with the most number of counts (i.e. the longest time series) tend to be the ones that have the most influence on the population estimates. From a monitoring perspective, this allows us to determine where to focus efforts; either on well monitored sites which are highly influential, or on poorly censused sites that are in need of updating.