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Plant biodiversity survey of the Cape Hallett region
Entry ID: K024_2004_2006_NZ_1

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Abstract: Changes in biodiversity (the numbers, types and amount of terrestrial lichens and mosses) are expected to be one signal for environmental change. Better collection techniques, better identification (assisted by molecular methods) and the use of internationally recognised experts to carry out the surveys and collection are used to improve our knowledge of the biodiversity within the Ross Sea region. Areas surveyed include: Helm Point, Redcastle Ridge, Robers Cliff and Salmon Cliff. Lists of the lichen and mosses found were created.
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  N: -72.32   S: -72.32   E: 170.27   W: 170.27

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-11-11
Stop Date: 2004-12-07

Start Date: 2005-11-25
Stop Date: 2005-12-14
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The plant collections (~30,000 mosses, liverwort and lichens collected by Professor Rod Seppelt from Antarctica and sub-Antarctic Islands) are housed in the Australian Antarctic Division herbarium. This herbarium is being formerly transferred to the Tasmanian Herbarium. As specimens are fully ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-12-14
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