Microbial Ecology of Antarctic SoilsEntry ID: ASAC_36
Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 36
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From the abstract of one of the referenced papers - &Environmental conditions and microbiological properties from soils and lichens from Antarctica (Casey Station, Wilkes Land)&:
Microbial habitats of an Antarctic coastal terrestrial environment are described. Emphasis was laid on soil with ... different contents of organic matter and some representative lichen species. Parameters for this description were microclimatic conditions, organic and inorganic matter, epifluorescence microscopy, and parameters describing microbial and enzymatic activity. The data of direct measurements of bacterial standing stock (number and biomass) and of exoenzymatic activity via FDA-hydrolysis were found to be the most valuable parameters for microbiological properties. The data show significant differences with regard to nutrients and microbial activity. Scales of patches are only a few square decimetres with wide ranges of environmental and microbiological properties within short distances.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bolter, M.
Dataset Title: Microbial Ecology of Antarctic Soils
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1989-09-01Stop Date: 1990-03-31
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL PH
LAND SURFACE > SOILS
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MICROFAUNA
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > ALGAE
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > FUNGI > LICHENS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
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From one of the referenced papers - 'Environmental conditions and microbiological properties...':
Emphasis was laid on environmental conditions (temperature profiles, humidity and light) of two different soil environments and corresponding microbiological properties: Soils with relative high and low amounts of ... organic matter and four different lichens which were chosen as representative plants of this area. Sampling and data recording was carried out within an area of 20 x 20 m.
Temperature, relative humidity (rH), and light (photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) were recorded with 'Squirrel' data logger. Temperatures were measured with microthermistor probes, humidity as measured with 'Humicap' probes and light with 'GaAsP' photodiodes equipped with filters for PAR.
For more information, see the attached paper.
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Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_36 when using these data.
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Distribution Format: pdf
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Bolter M. (1992), Environmental conditions and microbiological properties from soil and lichens from Antarctica (Casey Station, Wilkes Land)., Polar Biology, 11, 591-599
Bolter M., Dromla W. (1993), Determination of bacterial biovolume with epifluorescence microscopy: Comparison of size distributions from image analysis and size classifications., Micron, 24, 31-40
Bolter M. (1992), Microcalorimetry and CO2 evolution of soils and lichens from Antarctica., Proceedings of the NIPR Symposium on Polar Biology, Tokyo
Bolter M. (1992), Organic matter and its availability to microorganisms in Antarctic soils., 1st International Conference on Cryopedology Proceedings Pusbchino 1992, 11, 189-
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18