The influence of water and nutrient availability on bryophyte communities in continental AntarcticaEntry ID: ASAC_1087
Abstract: Bryophyte Ecophysiology - response to water and nutrients.
This project is also related to 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 - and to the State of the Environment indicator Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation dynamics ... (SOE_Windmill_Island_veg).
All files are associated with a multiseason manipulative field experiment investigating the effect of increased water and nutrient availability in Antarctic terrestrial communities. For full details refer to Chapter 4 in Wasley (2004).
A number of scans relating to the pilot data collected in this project are available for download. Currently these are low resoluton scans, but will be updated in time to better quality images.
The experiment was conducted in Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) 135, on Bailey Peninsula, approximately 1 km east of Casey Station. The site was located on the western edge of a meltlake, at 66 degrees 16.03' S, 110 degrees 32.53' E.
(For further details, see the download file)
These datasets include:
Excel spreadsheets of data - chlorophyll a fluorescence, Pulse Amplitude Modulation (PAM), Nucelar Pore Complexes (NPC), Sugars, Turf Water Content (TWC).
A word document detailing each of the spreadsheets.
A copy of a thesis produced from this work.
Two figures showing sample locations.
The fields in these datasets are:
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Start Date: 1996-11-01Stop Date: 2000-02-15
Access Constraints These data are available for download from the URL given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_1087 when using these data.
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3456
Fax: +61 3 6232 3456
Email: jane.wasley at aad.gov.au
Environmental Protection and Change Australian Antarctic Division
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Robinson S.A., Wasley J., Popp M., Lovelock C.E. (2000), Desiccation tolerance of three moss species from continental Antarctica., Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 27, 379-388
Robinson S.A., Wasley J., Turnbull J., Lovelock C.E. (2001), Antarctic moss coping with the ozone hole., The 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis, S3-020
Wasley J., Robinson S.A., Lovelock C.E., Popp M. (2001), Antarctic bryophytes and global climate change: Seasonal patterns in tolerance of desiccation., Journal of Experimental Botany (Supplement), Vol. 52., p.32 (poster)
Wasley J., Robinson S.A., Turnbull J., Lovelock C.E., Popp M. (2000), Antarctic bryophytes and global climate change: Seasonal patterns in tolerance of desiccation for three moss species from the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica. Com Bio 2000., Australian Society of Plant Physiologists Annual Meeting., Wellington, New Zealand, Colloquium 9-3
J. Wasley, S.A. Robinson, J.D. Turnbull, D.H. King, W. Wanek and M. Popp (2012), Bryophyte species composition over moisture gradients in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica: development of a baseline for monitoring climate change impacts, Biodiversity, doi:DOI:10.1080/14888386.2012.712636
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-25