Global change, biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems on Heard and McDonald Islands
Entry ID: ASAC_1180

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1180
Global change, biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems on Heard and McDonald Islands: statistical models for monitoring and predicting effects of climate change and local human impacts on invertebrates.

We identified the major environmental variables as altitude and vegetation type. We selected sites for sampling by ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.0   S: -54.0   E: 73.0   W: 72.0
Min Altitude: 0 M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-03-31
Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 5 m
ISO Topic Category
Quality The pitfall data file contains abundances of the listed species. In the handsearch file, everything left of the Total column are also abundances of the listed invertebrates in a 30 by 30 cm area. To the right of the total column are percentage covers of different vegetation types and rocks, soil, moss, etc, in the same 30 by 30 cm area.

Slope was measured in degrees and altitude was measured in metres.
Access Constraints The dataset is available for download from the url given below.

A number of images were also captured during this project. Currently these are available on request from Kendi Davies or Brett Melbourne.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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: 8 KB
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: Free
Phone: +1 303 492 7035
Fax: +1 303 492 8699
Email: kendi.davies at
Contact Address:
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
UCB 334
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: CO 80309
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-28
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