The influence of water and nutrient availability on bryophyte communities in continental AntarcticaEntry ID: ASAC_1087
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Abstract: Project summary: Our research aims to increase the understanding of how moss communities in continental Antarctica will respond to future climate change. The Windmill Islands region is believed to be becoming more arid as global climate change progresses. The presence of moribund moss communities in the area are thought to be a visual indication of previous wetter environments, and currently more ... arid conditions. We aim to test whether this is the case by determining the effect of increased levels of moisture and nutrients on moss communities. We are also investigating the physiological response of three moss species to desiccation. An understanding of these physiological and ecological phenomena is crucial for predicting how Antarctic plant communities will respond to global climate change.
The data associated with this record are separated into three main experimental areas:
1. Desiccation Experiments (Metadata ID: ASAC_1087_Desiccation)
2. Water and Nutrient Field Experiment (Metadata ID: ASAC_1087_WaterNutrientExpt)
3. Vegetation Transects (Metadata ID: ASAC_1087_Transects_1999-00)
These three areas of research are described in Wasley (2004; PhD thesis; Metadata ID: ASAC_1087_Wasely_2004-PhD)
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wasley, J., Robinson, S.
Dataset Title: The influence of water and nutrient availability on bryophyte communities in continental Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1998-12-01Stop Date: 2000-12-01
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3456
Fax: +61 3 6232 3456
Email: jane.wasley at aad.gov.au
Environmental Protection and Change Australian Antarctic Division
Province or State: TAS
Postal Code: 7050
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 2 4221 5753
Fax: +61 2 4221 4135
Email: sharonr at uow.edu.au
Department of Biological Sciences University of Wollongong Northfields Ave
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2522
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-01-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-05-27