Impact of global climate change on Antarctic flora: long-term monitoring and ecophysiological studies of bryophyte community dynamics in the Windmill Islands.
Entry ID: ASAC_1313

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Summary
Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1313
See the link below for public details on this project.

This research will monitor the effect of climate change on bryophyte communities in the Windmill Islands region of Antarctica through repeated surveys of permanent vegetation transects. This will help us to predict future changes in bryophyte communities with changing climate, and to anticipate how biodiversity will be affected by global climate change.

Data from this project has been subsumed into State of the Environment indicator 72 - Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics. See the link below for further details. In other words, data that are available for download from this metadata record are also available for download from the metadata record for State of the Environment indicator 72.

A PDF document is also available for download which contains comparative images of the study sites in 2003 and 2008.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Display Antarctic State of Environment Indicator 72


Link: GET DATA
Description: Download point for the comparative pictures


Link: GET DATA
Description: Download point for the Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics - pilot study


Link: GET DATA
Description: Download point for the Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics - summary sheet


Link: GET DATA
Description: Download point for the Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics - maps


Link: GET DATA
Description: Download point for the Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics - update April 2011


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Public information for ASAC project 1313


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset


Geographic Coverage
 N: -65.0 S: -67.0  E: 111.0  W: 109.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-10-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > Windmill Islands
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MOSSES/HORNWORTS/LIVERWORTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
Cameras    [Information]


Quality
Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.


Access Constraints
These data are available for download from the provided URL, and are also accessible via the State of the Environment indicator listed below.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_1313 when using these data.


Keywords
ANTARCTICA
BRYOPHYTE
CLIMATE CHANGE
GLOBAL WARMING
MOSS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Format: PDF, Excel, Word
Fees: Free


Personnel
JANE WASLEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3456
Fax: +61 3 6232 3456
Email: jane.wasley at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Environmental Protection and Change
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: TAS
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


SHARON ROBINSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 2 4221 5753
Fax: +61 2 4221 4135
Email: sharonr at uow.edu.au
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Wollongong
Northfields Ave
City: WOLLONGONG
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2522
Country: Australia


Publications/References
Robinson S.A., Wasley J., Popp M., Lovelock C.E. (2000), Desiccation tolerance of three moss species from continental Antarctica., Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 27, 379-388

Robinson S.A., Wasley J., Tobin A.K. (2003), Living on the edge - plants and global change in continental and maritime Antarctica., Global Change Biology, 9, 1681-1717

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-28

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