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Decomposition of introduced and natural materials in the Vestfold Hills, and introduced and indigenous Microorganisms
Entry ID: ASAC_251

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The fungal floras of plant communities and mineral soils were determined at locations both close to and away from sites ofhuman activity. Petroleum contaminated soils and discarded wood which occur near Stations were also ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -69.0   E: 78.0   W: 62.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-01
Stop Date: 1988-02-29
ISO Topic Category
Quality Samples were collected in January and February 1988 from sites within Station confines, outside Davis and Mawson Station boundaries but within 2 km and from remote sites, Mossell Lake area in the Vestfold Hills and Rum Doodle in Mac Robertson Land. Although remote, these locations are visited by Station personnel and were therefore considered as low impact rather than pristine sites. ... View entire text
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Australian Antarctic Division
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City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Kerry E. (1990) Microorganisms colonizing plants and soil subjected to different degrees of human activity, including petroleum contamination, in the Vestfold Hills and Mac.Robertson Land, Antarctica. Polar Biology 10. 423
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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