Natural variability and human induced change in Antarctic nearshore marine benthic communities - Parent Metadata RecordEntry ID: ASAC_2201
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Abstract: The natural world is a mosaic of different habitats and biological communities; the tiles of this mosaic may be small but the patterns formed can be measured at many scales from metres to thousands of kilometres. Understanding these patterns is important to protecting biodiversity. We will identify major scales of variability in Antarctic coastal habitats, biological communities and processes that ... create them. We will also document scales of impacts caused by humans in Antarctica and potential impacts of future climate change driven by key processes (changes in sea-ice). This information will contribute to environmental management to protect Antarctic coastal ecosystems.
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Start Date: 1997-01-01Stop Date: 2012-12-31
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > CNIDARIANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ECHINODERMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SPONGES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > TUNICATES
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CHELICERATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > HEXAPODS
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Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (954) 377-5952
Fax: (954) 377-5901
Email: mzucker at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey 3110 SW 9th Avenue
City: Ft. Lauderdale
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33315
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Hittle, Clinton D., Zucker, Mark A., 2004, Northeastern Florida Bay estuarine creek data, Water Years 1996-2000, USGS Digital Data Series, DS 105, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-09-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-14