Global change, biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems on Heard and McDonald Islands: overall
Entry ID: ASAC_1174

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1174
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Australia's World Heritage listed subantarctic Heard and McDonald Islands are experiencing rapid climate change. Their terrestrial and coastal ecosystems are poorly known. This multidisciplinary project will gather baseline data on ecosystem biodiversity ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.0   S: -54.0   E: 73.5   W: 72.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Selkirk, P. and Whinam, J.
Dataset Title: Global change, biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems on Heard and McDonald Islands: overall
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2008-05-08
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-10-19
Stop Date: 2000-11-10
ISO Topic Category
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Field collections
During a three week visit to Heard Island in October and November 2000 as part of the Australian Antarctic Program, collections were made at 24 sites around the island. Helicopter support allowed access to a variety of locations including several sites isolated by glaciers and not ... View entire text
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 176 kb
Distribution Format: excel, pdf
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 9850 8144
Fax: +61 2 9850 8245
Email: pselkirk at
Contact Address:
Macquarie University
Department of Biological Sciences
City: Sydney
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2109
Country: Australia
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Selkirk, P.M., Whinam, J.P., Downing, A.J., Skotnicki, M.L. (2008), Mosses of sub-Antarctic Heard Island: an updated list and discussion of their distribution, Polar Record, 44, 229, 155-164
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-04-10
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