Antarctic nonmarine aquatic ecosystems as global change sensors
Entry ID: CNDA-ES_LIMNOPOLAR_META_BAS017

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Summary
Abstract: In English:

This project is aimed to achieve a higher knowledge of the limnetic systems in
Polar latitudes. Particularly, it promotes the accurate description the Byers
Peninsula (Livingston Island), considered one of the most important freshwater
zones in the Maritime Antarctica, as well as Deception Island. This project is
related to an international Polar Latitudinal Gradient aimed at understanding
the effects of the environmental variables related with latitude (temperature
and radiation) on the biodiversity of the freshwater ecosystems, and also
modelling the effects of the Global Climate Change on these kind of ecosystems.
This proposal involves scientists from different institutions with extensive
expertise on the organisms that will be found in these ecosystems. Moreover,
this proposal is closely linked with other groups from overseas, this fact will
allow an exchange, both of scientists and data collected from the different
ecosystems, representing an evident benefit in the production and validation of
models.

En Espanol:

El presente proyecto pretende aumentar el conocimiento de los ecosistemas
limneticos en las zonas polares. En particular se espera describir con
precision la Peninsula Byers (Isla Livingston) una de las zonas de ecosistemas
dulceacuicolas mas importantes de la Antartida Maritima, asi como Isla
Decepcion. Este proyecto a su vez participa de un gradiente latitudinal polar
en cooperacion con otros programas polares internacionales con doble objetivo:
por un lado estudiar las variaciones en biodiversidad en estos ecosistemas
acuaticos, lo que permitira entender como las variaciones ambientales asociadas
a la latitud (radiacion y temperatura) afectan a la diversidad biologica; y por
otro lado pretende pronosticar las variaciones ecologicas que experimentaran
los ecosistemas polares en un evento de cambio climatico global. El estudio
aqui propuesto incorpora especialistas, procedentes de distintos centros de
investigacion, en los distintos aspectos que se investigaran referente s a los
ecosistemas acuaticos y cuenta con una importante componente internacional que
permitira un intercambio de investigadores y de datos obtenidos en los
distintos ecosistemas polares investigados, con sus evidentes beneficios a la
hora de produccion de modelos.

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Description: In English:

Information on the vessel's Hesperides oceanographic expeditions can be found
on this page. The information includes a summary of the scientific results,
participating agencies and other data.

En Espanol:

En esta pagina se encuentra informacion sobre la campanas realizadas por el
Buque Oceanografico Hesperides: Resumen de los resultados cientificos,
organismos participantes y otros datos.


Geographic Coverage
 N: -62.0 S: -63.0  E: -61.0  W: -62.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-12-01
Stop Date: 2002-02-28


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS > LIVINSTON ISLAND > Byers Peninsula
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >HEXAPODS >INSECTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS >CRUSTACEANS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >AMOEBOIDS >AMOEBAS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >FLAGELLATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >CILIATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS >DIATOMS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >BACTERIA/ARCHAEA    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >BACTERIA/ARCHAEA >CYANOBACTERIA (BLUE-GREEN ALGAE)    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MICROALGAE >DIATOMS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >ZOOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON >PHYTOPLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >PLANKTON    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >LAKES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >CHEMOSYNTHESIS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >FOOD-WEB DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >NUTRIENT CYCLING    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS >PHOTOSYNTHESIS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
INLAND WATERS


Platform
OBSERVATORIES    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
AWQT >Apparatus for Water Quality Test
AWS >Automated Weather System    [Information]
CURRENT METERS    [Information]
FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY    [Information]
SPECTROPHOTOMETERS    [Information]


Project
LP >LIMNOPOLAR PROGRAM    [Information]


Keywords
POLAR ECOLOGY
LIMNOLOGY
BIODIVERSITY
ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING


Originating Center


Data Center
Departemento de Biologia, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Data Center URL: http://www.uam.es/departamentos/ciencias/biologia/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ANTONIO QUESADA DEL CORRAL
Phone: +34913978181
Fax: +3491397834
Email: antonio.quesada at uam.es
Contact Address:
Dpto. de Biologia
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Ctra. Colmenar Viejo km 15
City: MADRID
Postal Code: E-28049
Country: SPAIN



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM;DAT
Distribution_Format: ASCII;BINARY


Personnel
ANTONIO BARRAGAN SANABRIA
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +34913495731
Fax: +34913495929
Email: a.barragan at igme.es
Contact Address:
Centro Nacional de Datos Antarticos
Instituto Geologico y Minero de Espana
c/Rios Rosas 23
City: Madrid
Postal Code: 28003
Country: SPAIN


ANTONIO QUESADA DEL CORRAL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +34913978181
Fax: +3491397834
Email: antonio.quesada at uam.es
Contact Address:
Dpto. de Biologia
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Ctra. Colmenar Viejo km 15
City: MADRID
Postal Code: E-28049
Country: SPAIN



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2003-04-28

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