Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctic Terrestrial Ecosystems [RiSCC]: the periantarctic regionEntry ID: ASAC_1015
Abstract: This project is looking at how subantarctic plants and ecosystems will respond to climate change. Global warming is already causing changes in terrestrial ecosystems, and the effects on terrestrial life are most likely to be greatest around regional boundaries like the Antarctic Polar Front, where the subantarctic islands are located.
Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctic ... Terrestrial and Limnetic Ecosystems (RiSCC) is an international research program on Antarctic and Peri-Antarctic terrestrial and limnetic (lake - and pond -) organisms and ecosystems. It is sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), a committee of the International Council of Science (ICSU).
NOTE - the RiSCC project has now been replaced by the SCAR Life Sciences programme Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (EBA) for 2006-2013.
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Start Date: 1995-09-30
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > EXOTIC VEGETATION
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > INDIGENOUS VEGETATION
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > INDIGENOUS/NATIVE SPECIES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > EXOTIC SPECIES
ISO Topic Category
Quality Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints For access to the data, see other metadata records in this group, and go to the biodiversity database (url below).
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3209
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dana.bergstrom at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-11-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-10