plant and animal propagules inadvertently carried into the Antarctic
Entry ID: Aliens_Antarctic_Huiskes_IPY170_NL

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Summary
Abstract: In the austral summer of 2007/2008, using the momentum of the International Polar Year (2007-2009), an international team of ecologists assessed propagule (e.g. seeds, spores, reproductive adult organisms) pressure and the vectors (e.g. clothing, containers, fresh produce) and pathways (e.g. Australia to Antarctica via air or via sea), in as integrated a fashion across the region as possible.

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Purpose: Globally, many thousands of species have been redistributed beyond their natural dispersal ranges as a result of human activities. The introduction of non-native species can have severe consequences for indigenous biota with changes in both ecosystem structure and function. The Antarctic region has not escaped this threat. The introduction of invasive species, including vertebrates, ... View entire text
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Description: Online repository of propagules and identifications
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ad Huiskes
Dataset Title: Aliens in Antarctica
Dataset Release Place: The Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-10-01
Stop Date: 2008-03-31
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Netherlands National Polar Data Centre, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Netherlands Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.nioz.nl/dmg
Dataset ID: Aliens In Antarctica

Data Center Personnel
Name: IRA VAN DEN BROEK
Phone: +31 222 369 420
Fax: +31 222 319 674
Email: ira.van.den.broek at nioz.nl
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 59
City: Den Burg
Postal Code: 1790 AB
Country: The Netherlands


Data Center Personnel
Name: TACO F. DE BRUIN
Phone: +31-222-369 479
Fax: +31-222-319674
Email: bruin at nioz.nl
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 59
City: Den Burg
Postal Code: 1790 AB
Country: The Netherlands
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +31 (0)113 577445
Fax: +31 (0)113 573616
Email: ad.huiskes at nioz.nl
Contact Address:
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
P.O.Box 140
City: Yerseke
Province or State: Zeeland
Postal Code: 4400 AC
Country: The Netherlands
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-01-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-13
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