AFI 01/01_02 - Biodiversity response to climate change: biodiversity and climate significance of Tertiary forest communities of Antarctica - Analysis of fossil wood & leaves of Tertiary age, Seymour Island&adjacent, 2001
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00312

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Summary
Abstract: Fossils from Palaeogene strata on Seymour Island, Antarctic Peninsula, were studied to determine the nature of vegetation response to the fundamental change from greenhouse to icehouse climates in Antarctica. Palaeoclimate data was derived using CLAMP (Climate Leaf Analysis Multivariate Program) and several Leaf Margin Analysis (LMA) techniques based on the physiognomic properties of the leaves. Climate interpretation of the fossils produced new data on terrestrial climate change at high latitudes and were used to test and validate climate models, and to establish whether climate-induced changes in biodiversity occurred in a gradual or punctuated manner.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -64.28   S: -64.28   E: -56.75   W: -56.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-08-14
Stop Date: 2003-02-13
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Data Center
Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarctica.ac.uk//about_bas/our_organisation/eid/pdc/ind...
Dataset ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00312

Data Center Personnel
Name: HELEN CAMPBELL
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Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
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Distribution Media: Online FTP
Fees: See Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Data Policy
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Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-04-27
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