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Survey of invertebrates, lichen, mosses and soil microbiology in the Shackleton, Scott and Beardmore Glacier regions.
Entry ID: K020_2009_2010_NZ_1

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Abstract: A survey of biodiversity in the Central and Southern Transantarctic mountains including: Invertebrates (Collembola, Acari, Nematoda, Tardigrada, Rotifera); Lichens, Mosses, and Soil microbiology. Samples were also taken to enable cosmogenic dating techniques.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -83.49   S: -87.34   E: 170.78   W: -149.25
Min Altitude: 120 Max Altitude: 2687
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0.05

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-01-11
Stop Date: 2011-01-20
Quality All of the collected soil samples are stored at the University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand in a -80C PC2 containment facility.Samples of mites and springtails and mosses were are also collected and mainly held at the University of Waikato.
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Department of Biological Sciences
University of Waikato
PO BOX 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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