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Plankton dynamics and geochemistry of Beaver LakeEntry ID: ASAC_2324
Abstract: Preliminary Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2324
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Epishelf lakes are freshwater lakes situated adjacent to ice-shelves. Their basins continue beneath the ice-shelf, thereby providing hydraulic connection to the sea. Recent work (Laybourn-Parry et al., 2001) on Beaver Lake (Eastern ... Antarctica) has demonstrated that epishelf lakes are ecosystems on the edge of existence, and that their populations of largely microbial organisms live under permanent stress. It has been suggested that epishelf lakes are old and have acted as refugia for Antarctic organisms. Thus one might expect to find that a significant component of their biota has a circum-polar distribution. Our approach has two main aims, firstly to examine the biodiversity of the microbial plankton using molecular techniques, and secondly to produce models of carbon cycling in the water column for the summer, thereby elucidating the functional dynamics of the plankton community.
There are two files available for download from the URL given below. One is a text document detailing the methods used in the collection of these data, and the other is an excel spreadsheet of these data.
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Start Date: 2003-12-03Stop Date: 2004-01-28
Access Constraints These 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_2324 when using these data.
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 15 kb
Distribution Format: rtf, excel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +44 (0117) 3314120
Email: Jo.Laybourn-Parry at bristol.ac.uk
University of Bristol School of Geographical Sciences University Road
Province or State: Bristol
Postal Code: BS8 1SS
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-29