What factors control bacterial biodiversity in a natural marine derived Antarctic laboratory?Entry ID: ASAC_2647
Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2647
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We propose investigating bacterial biodiversity and the factors that have shaped biodiversity in a natural marine derived laboratory - the saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills. The suite of lakes range in salinity from brackish to over six times seawater and have truncated ... planktonic communities dominated by micro-organisms. Nature has provided a natural, simplified laboratory in which to study microbial biodiversity and functional dynamics. We will use molecular techniques to quantify bacterial biodiversity over an annual cycle. In tandem we will investigate the factors that may play a role in controlling biodiversity - physico-chemical conditions, protozoan grazing and viral infection.
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Start Date: 2005-10-01Stop Date: 2006-03-31
Quality The Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only, and represent the beginning and end of the 2005 - 2006 Antarctic seasons.
The latitudes and longitudes provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1 MB
Distribution Format: Word, PDF, csv
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44 (0117) 3314120
Email: Jo.Laybourn-Parry at bristol.ac.uk
University of Bristol School of Geographical Sciences University Road
Province or State: Bristol
Postal Code: BS8 1SS
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
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
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-01-31