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The distribution and extent of Sphagnum moss on Macquarie Island
Entry ID: SOE_sphagnum

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Abstract: This indicator is no longer maintained, and is considered OBSOLETE.

The locations where Sphagnum moss occurs on Macquarie Island including new occurrences and changes in the extent of Sphagnum moss at specific sites.

There are three types of indicators used in this report:
1.Describes the CONDITION of important elements of a system;
2.Show the extent of the ... View entire text
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Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -54.0   E: 159.0   W: 158.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Whinam, J.
Dataset Title: The distribution and extent of Sphagnum moss on Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2001-11-12
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality This indicator is now OBSOLETE. These data are no longer archived in this location, and are therefore not up-to-date.

The indicator monitors both Sphagnum moss distribution and extent. In regards to extent, all Sphagnum moss beds on the island were mapped in 1992 (Whinam and Copson, unpubl. Data). Future surveys will document additions/deletions to those ... View entire text
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

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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: 2 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6233 6160
Fax: +61 3 6233 3477
Email: jenniew at
Contact Address:
Parks and Wildlife Service
GPO Box 44A
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Seppelt, R.D. (1984), Bryoflora of Macquarie Island, The Tasmanian Naturalist, 78, 13-14
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-11-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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