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Limnological and nearshore diatom communities of Macquarie Island: proxies of subantarctic climate change?
Entry ID: ASAC_2663

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2663
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Public Summary
Macquarie Island offers scientists a unique laboratory for investigating subantarctic climate change. We will establish the biodiversity of microalgal flora (specifically diatoms) within the lakes and lagoons of Macquarie Island and ultimately use the flora of today to investigate ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.6   S: -54.7   E: 158.9   W: 158.8

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2006-02-01
Stop Date: 2006-04-09
ISO Topic Category
Quality The latitudes and longitudes provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the referenced paper:
Fifty-eight sites in 50 ponds and lakes on the coastal terrace and plateau were sampled during a six week period from February-April 2006. These sites include most ponds and lakes on Macquarie Island. The largest ... View entire text
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 754 kb
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 3 6266 2980
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: Andrew.McMinn at
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Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 77
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Saunders, K.M., Hodgson, D.A., McMinn, A. (2009), Quantitative relationships between benthic diatom assemblages and water chemistry in Macquarie Island lakes and their potential for reconstructing past environmental changes, Antarctic Science, 21, 1, 35-49, doi:doi:10.1017/S0954102008001442
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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