Soil biogeochemical toxicity end points for sub-Antarctic islands contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons
Entry ID: ASAC_1163_Soil_Tox_Pet

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Abstract: Taken from the abstract of the referenced paper:

Sub-Antarctic islands have been subjected to petroleum hydrocarbon spills, yet no information is available regarding the toxicity of petroleum hydrocarbons to these subpolar soils. The purpose of the present study was to identify soil biogeochemical toxicity end points for petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in Sub-Antarctic soil. ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.5   S: -54.7   E: 158.9   W: 158.7

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-03-19
Stop Date: 2005-10-31
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Quality Taken from a section of the materials and methods. For full details, see the referenced paper.

Soil characterisation
Soil from Macquarie Island was collected on March 19, 2003. in a capped, 80.4 x 5.4 cm polyvinyl chloride core and stored at 4 degrees C. The soil was stored in this fashion for approximately 19 months. A ... View entire text
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Phone: +1(306) 966-4299
Fax: +1(306) 966-6881
Email: alexis.schafer at
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Department of Soil Science
University of Saskatchewan
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Province or State: Saskatchewan
Postal Code: SK S7N5A8
Country: SK S7N5A8
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Schafer, A.N., Snape, I., Siciliano, S.D. (2007) Soil biogeochemical toxicity end points for sub-Antarctic islands contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26(5). 890-897
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-28
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