[Parameters: Topic='BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION', Term='ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES', Variable_Level_1='ECHINODERMS']
Spatial and temporal variation in the recruitment of benthic macroinvertebrates to artificial substrataEntry ID: ASAC_1229
Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1229
See the link below for public details on this project.
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This project will develop a method to monitor human impacts in the shallow marine environment of Antarctica. Artificial substratum units, placed at polluted and unpolluted sites, will be recovered after a specific time interval and resident animal ... communities will be compared to identify the type and magnitude of impacts.
Data are community abundance data from artificial substrate units comprised of three nylon mesh pot scourers. Taxa are identified to morphospecies. Substrates were deployed in nearshore waters of Casey Station. Standard deployment was 1 year at 14m depth. Four main sites were used - Brown Bay, Newcombe Bay, O'Brien Bay and Browning Peninsula. Brown Bay is a known contaminated site.
Experiments were designed to investigate natural variation on spatial and temporal scales, habitat area and potential impacts of a contaminated site, Brown Bay.
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Start Date: 1999-11-01Stop Date: 2003-02-28
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > FLATWORMS/FLUKES/TAPEWORMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ECHINODERMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SPONGES
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > DEMERSAL HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > REEF HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > SPECIES DOMINANCE INDICES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > SPECIES RECRUITMENT
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > PLANT SUCCESSION
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Quality A number of substrates deployed in this series of experiments were lost due to entrainment in ice.
The quality of the attached datasets is also poor, in that they are poorly explained. The data were archived by the contributing scientist before she left the Australian Antarctic Division. Attempts by the AAD to obtain further details about the dataset have not proved successful.
Access Constraints The data are available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_1229 when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 35 kb
Distribution Format: Excel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 2 6773 2937
Fax: +61 2 7673 3814
Email: ssmith2 at metz.une.edu.au
ZOOLOGY, SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL University of New England SCIENCES
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2351
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3164
Fax: +61 3 6232 3158
Email: sarah.richards at aad.gov.au
203 Channel Highway Australian Antarctic Division
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-25