Moss beds at Casey: detailed map of experimental sitesEntry ID: ASAC_1313_Casey_Moss_Map_2003
Abstract: The data are comprised of a spreadsheet with locations (latitude and longitude) and labels for moss bed quadrats. The quadrats are located in two sites: Antarctic Specially Protected Area 135 (formerly Site of Special Scientific Interest 16) near Casey Station; and on Robinson Ridge south of Casey. The letter in the quadrat label indicates the vegetation community type: B for Bryophyte, M for ... Transitional and A for Lichen. The 2 sites each contain ten transects (labelled 1 through to 10), each transect is comprised of three quadrats (one in each vegetation community type). That is, a total of sixty quadrats. The spreadsheet includes nine additional locations for associated work conducted in these sites in 2007/8 by Ellen Ryan-Colton. The latitudes and longitudes were collected using a handheld GPS. The quadrats are identified by markers in the field comprised of small metal disks glued to rocks.
Moss bed and Antarctic vegetation are generally rare and fragile in Antarctica. Mapping the exact location of moss bed is very useful for management of protected areas and the follow up of biological research work.
This work was completed as part of ASAC Project 1313 (ASAC_1313), Impact of global climate change on Antarctic flora: long-term monitoring and ecophysiological studies of bryophyte community dynamics in the Windmill Islands.
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Start Date: 2003-01-25Stop Date: 2003-02-28
Latitude Resolution: 10 m
Longitude Resolution: 10 m
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Quality The moss bed boundaries and experimental plots were mapped with a GARMIN 26 GPS receiver that has an accuracy slightly better than a standard handheld, enabling the boundaries of the moss beds and the plot of experimental locations to be exact within 2 to 8m.
Access Constraints The data are not yet publicly available.
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Distribution Format: Excel
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-05-31