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The influence of water and nutrient availability on bryophyte communities in continental Antarctica
Entry ID: ASAC_1087


Summary
Abstract: Project summary: Our research aims to increase the understanding of how moss communities in continental Antarctica will respond to future climate change. The Windmill Islands region is believed to be becoming more arid as global climate change progresses. The presence of moribund moss communities in the area are thought to be a visual indication of previous wetter environments, and currently more arid conditions. We aim to test whether this is the case by determining the effect of increased levels of moisture and nutrients on moss communities. We are also investigating the physiological response of three moss species to desiccation. An understanding of these physiological and ecological phenomena is crucial for predicting how Antarctic plant communities will respond to global climate change.

The data associated with this record are separated into three main experimental areas:
1. Desiccation Experiments (Metadata ID: ASAC_1087_Desiccation)
2. Water and Nutrient Field Experiment (Metadata ID: ASAC_1087_WaterNutrientExpt)
3. Vegetation Transects (Metadata ID: ASAC_1087_Transects_1999-00)

These three areas of research are described in Wasley (2004; PhD thesis; Metadata ID: ASAC_1087_Wasely_2004-PhD)


Purpose: Parent record for ASAC 1087

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -66.0 S: -67.0  E: 111.0  W: 110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wasley, J., Robinson, S.
Dataset Title: The influence of water and nutrient availability on bryophyte communities in continental Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-12-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > Casey


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MOSSES/HORNWORTS/LIVERWORTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
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Instrument
PAM >PORTABLE FLUORESCENCE ANALYZERS    [Information]


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

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_1087 when using these data.


Keywords
Bryophytes
Water
Nutrients


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
JANE WASLEY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3456
Fax: +61 3 6232 3456
Email: jane.wasley at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Environmental Protection and Change
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: TAS
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


SHARON ROBINSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 2 4221 5753
Fax: +61 2 4221 4135
Email: sharonr at uow.edu.au
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Wollongong
Northfields Ave
City: WOLLONGONG
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2522
Country: Australia


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-01-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18



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