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Planktonic community structure and species interactions in melt ponds on the McMurdo Ice Shelf and at Cape Bird
Entry ID: K083_1991_1992_NZ_1

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Abstract: Depth integrated water samples were taken from 20 ponds near Bratina Island on the McMurdo Ice Shelf and 6 ponds from Cape Bird to characterise the planktonic community structure of the ponds and to determine species interactions, in particular the effects of microzooplankton grazing. Water samples were analysed for species abundance, chlorophyll a, nitrogen (DON, NO3, NH4), phosphorus (DRP, DOP), ... View entire text
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Description: LGP-Latitudinal Gradient Project
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: 165.33   W: 165.33

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-12-26
Stop Date: 1992-02-02
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Data Set Progress
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James, M.R. Pridmore, R.D. Cummings, V.J. Planktonic communities of melt ponds on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Polar biology 15(8): 555-567, 1995.

Pridmore, R.D. Vant, W.N. Cummings, V.J. Factors affecting the water clarity of ponds on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Antarctic science 7(2): 145-148, 1995.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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