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Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctic Terrestrial Ecosystems [RiSCC]: the periantarctic region
Entry ID: ASAC_1015


Summary
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NOTE - the RiSCC project has now been replaced by the SCAR Life Sciences programme Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (EBA) for 2006-2013.

Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE
Description: Biodiversity Database


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic: the Response of Life to Change


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Public information for ASAC project 1015


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset


Geographic Coverage
 N: -44.0 S: -45.0  E: 38.5  W: 37.5
 N: -48.5 S: -49.5  E: 70.0  W: 68.0
 N: -53.0 S: -53.2  E: 73.6  W: 73.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bergstrom, D.
Dataset Title: Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctic Terrestrial Ecosystems [RiSCC]: the periantarctic region
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: 1995-09-30
Stop Date: 2008-06-30


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > Iles Kerguelen
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > Marion Island
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > MACQUARIE ISLAND
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > HEARD AND MCDONALD ISLANDS


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >EXOTIC VEGETATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >INDIGENOUS VEGETATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >INDIGENOUS/NATIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EXOTIC SPECIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Platform
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]


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
(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_1015 when using these data.


Keywords
ANTARCTICA
PERI-ANTARCTIC
RISCC
SUBANTARCTIC


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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Fees: Free


Personnel
DANA M. BERGSTROM
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-11-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18



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