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Introduced invasive terrestrial invertebrates on Macquarie Island: studies on ecology, origins and control
Entry ID: ASAC_2397

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Three soil animals, a land shrimp, a slater and a flat worm, were all introduced to Macquarie Island early last century. The three species were probably imported accidentally with sealers and their supplies from New Zealand. This ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.63   S: -54.72   E: 158.89   W: 158.83

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-02-03
Stop Date: 2004-02-10

Start Date: 2004-02-27
Stop Date: 2004-02-29
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Fieldwork was carried out on two serparate occasions from the 3rd to the 19th of February 2004 and from the 27th to the 29th of February 2004, covering 11 days in total, and usually took place between 10am and 5pm. Two people worked together during both periods. Mapping began at the location of the two ... View entire text
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Format: csv
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Department of Genetics
La Trobe University
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3083
Country: Australia
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Greenslade, P., Stevens, M.I. and Edwards, R. (2007) Invasion of two exotic terrestrial flatworms to subantarctic Macquarie Island. Polar Biology 30: 961-967.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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