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Alien plant survey Macquarie Island 2010_11
Entry ID: MI2010_11_Alien-plant-survey_JDS

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Abstract: The data are location and abundance data of alien plants found during a systematic survey of Macquarie Island. It relates to three species Poa annua, Cerastium fontanum and Stellaria media. It is essentially a repeat of the Copson 1977 survey.

This work has been completed as part of ASAC (AAS) project 2904, "Aliens in Antarctica" (ASAC_2904).

Purpose: To understand the current distribution of alien plants on Macquarie Island at the landscape scale. This current dataset will enable us to determine the spread of alien species over 30 years and compare and contrast the 3 species responses. The role of rabbits in driving this process can then be determined. This dataset enable us to assess the conservation status of Macquarie Island under environmental change. The determination of how novel ecosystems form and evolve can be made.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.6   S: -54.7   E: 158.9   W: 158.8

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-10-13
Stop Date: 2011-01-31
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Quality The values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

One line in the 1207TRACK2b_1)Line shapefile looks suspect. The attribute table suggests that it might be due to a loss of reasonable satellite coverage.
Access Constraints These data should not be available to any other persons for 3 years.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 950 kb
Distribution Format: shapefiles
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 429 422 921
Email: shaw.justine at
Province or State: Tasmania
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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