Vegetation History and Environmental Change on Macquarie IslandEntry ID: ASAC_777
Abstract: Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 777, Vegetation History and Environmental Change on Macquarie Island Studied by Analysing Present Vegetation and the Underlying Peat on Slopes Subject to Peat Slides.
See the link below for public details on this project.
This project provided funding for a PhD thesis, and all known publications associated with the project are listed in the ... reference section below.
From the abstract of some of the referenced papers:
We describe a peat core sampler which uses one cutting head on as many coring tubes as necessary. We also offer practical solutions to overcome difficulties of labeling sample tubes when working in wet conditions.
Reports of the mass movement of peat in the Southern Hemisphere are few. They occur in environments substantially different to those where peat slides, flows and bog bursts occur in the Northern Hemisphere. This study looks at the characteristics of seven translational peat slides on subantarctic Macquarie Island which have occurred since 1980. They have occurred in herb vegetation on a range of slopes between 5 and 35 degrees. Slides range in area between 375 and 1200 square metres. The associations between peat slides, seismic activity and intense rainfall events are discussed. Considerations of the long term stability of vegetated slopes on the islands leads to the conclusion that the failure of these slopes is inevitable.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Pickard, J. and Selkirk-Bell, J.M.
Dataset Title: Vegetation History and Environmental Change on Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2016-10-17
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Dataset DOI: doi:10.4225/15/58045f983b3e0Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1980-01-01Stop Date: 1980-03-31
Start Date: 1994-09-01Stop Date: 1996-03-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
This metadata record has been edited and updated by staff at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.
Access Constraints A pdf copy of some of the referenced papers are available for download from the provided URL to AAD staff only. Some data from the project are also publicly available for download from the provided URL. Copies of the PhD thesis produced from this work are available for loan/viewing at the Macquarie University library, and the Australian Antarctic Division library.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_777 when using these data.
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Email: john.pickard at bigpond.com
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Pickard, J. and Selkirk, J.M. (1997), An improved hand corer sampler for peat., Palynology, 21, 209-211
Selkirk, J.M. (1996), Peat slides on subantarctic Macquarie Island, Z. Geomorph. N.F. Suppl.-Bd., 105, 61-72
Adamson, D.A., Selkirk, J.M., Seppelt, R.D. (1993), Serpentinite, harzburgite, and vegetation on subantarctic Macquarie Island., Arctic and Alpine Research, 25, 3, 216-219
Adamson, D.A., Selkirk, P.M., Price, D.M., Ward, N., Selkirk, J.M. (1996), Pleistocene uplift and palaeoenvironments of Macquarie Island: evidence from palaeobeaches and sedimentary deposits., Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 130, 2, 25-32
Selkirk J.M. (1998), Active vegetation-banked terraces on subantarctic Macquarie Island., Z. fur Geomorphologie, 42, 4, 483-496
Selkirk J.M. and Saffigna L.J. (1999), Wind and water erosion of a peat and sand area on subantarctic Macquarie Island., Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 31, 4, 412-420
Selkirk-Bell, J.M. (2000), Geomorphic processes and environmental change on subantarctic Macquarie Island., PhD thesis, GB441.S394, Macquarie University, Unpublished, Graduate School of the Environment
Selkirk, P.M. (2012), Plateau vegetation on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island, Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society Tasmania, 146, 71-79
Selkirk-Bell, J.M. and Selkirk, P.M. (2013), Vegetation-banked terraces on subantarctic Macquarie Island: a reappraisal, Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 45, 2, 261-274, doi:doi:10.1657/1938-4246-45.2.261
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18