Studies on the wingless fly (Calycopteryx moseleyi minor. end.) at Heard Island, 1951
Entry ID: Heard_Is_wingless_flies_1951

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Summary
Abstract: A scanned report and some data on scientific work carried out on a species of wingless fly on Heard Island.

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During a years stay at Heard Island (1951) the opportunity was taken of carrying out a number of physiological experiments upon one of the three dipterous species present. For these experiments it was decided to use samples of Calycopteryx moseleyi minor since these were present around the camp in sufficient numbers to be conveniently collected.

Observations were of two kinds (1) Those carried out in the field (2) Laboratory experiments. The first included the determination of the life history of the species together with details of its food, normal habitat and other pertinent data whilst the latter consisted of thermal, phototaxic and environmental experiments.

Naturally conditions on an Antarctic field station are not propitious for accurate physiological experiments since both climatic conditions and lack of technical apparatus present difficult obstacles. However, the animals concerned are of such interest to comparative physiologists that the limiting factors of the experiments become relatively unimportant.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -53.08 S: -53.12  E: 73.55  W: 73.51

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1951-01-01
Stop Date: 1951-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > HEARD AND MCDONALD ISLANDS
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >HEXAPODS >INSECTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >SPECIES LIFE HISTORY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE >ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
OCEANS


Platform
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
LABORATORY    [Information]


Quality
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Access Constraints
A copy of the scanned document, which includes some data, is available for download from the provided URL.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

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Keywords
Wingless fly
Physiology
Heard Island


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
Australian Antarctic Division


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Personnel
DATA OFFICER AADC
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


DAVE J. CONNELL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-07-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-11

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