Aliens in Antarctica Project - Inspection of fresh food for alien propagules
Entry ID: ASAC_2904_Food

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Summary
Abstract: International Polar Year (IPY) Aliens in Antarctica project aims to identify human-mediated pathways for alien propagules into the Antarctic ecosystem (www.aliensinantarctica.aq). As part of this international project, AAD staff examined fresh food and cargo for evidence of propagules prior to shipping south by the Australian Antarctic Program. This report summarises the findings of our food ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -67.0   E: 160.0   W: 60.0

Parent DIF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-10-19
Stop Date: 2008-03-14
Quality Fresh food items were examined for evidence of fungal infections, live invertebrates, presence of soil, seeds and any other biological propagules. Items were examined at the Purden and Featherstone warehouse (AAD's providores) at Hobart Port, generally on the day that food arrived at the providores and immediately before food was packed into refrigerator containers ready for shipping. Our inspections took place subsequent to Quarantine inspections. Examination consisted of rapid visual inspections. Food destined for three voyages were inspected.
Access Constraints A copy of this report, including data tables, is available for download from the URL given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 157 kb
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3209
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dana.bergstrom at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Bridge et al. (2008), List of non-lichenized fungi from the Antarctic region., http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/bas_research/data/access/fungi/Speciesp...

Azmi, O.R., Seppelt, R.D. (1998), The broad-scale distribution of microfungi in the Windmill Islands region, continental Antarctica., Polar Biology, 19, 92-100
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-29
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