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Sources, Pathways and Sinks of Organic Matter in Antarctic Terrestrial Ecosystems (MATE)

Abstract: Terrestrial, limnetic and coastal ecosystems in Antarctica are connected by
transport (predominantly by melt water) of organic matter and minerals.
Temperature increase (either directly or indirectly via changes in melt water
fluxes and precipitation patterns) influences the fluxes of organic matter and
minerals within and between these ecosystems.
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Description: The Unit for Polar Ecology brings together scientists from different research departments of NIOO, who are involved in polar research. The Unit for Polar Ecology will use the responses of the ecosystems to climate change, to study more fundamental processes occurring in ecosystems, such as functional diversity, structure and dynamics of food webs and carbon and nitrogen cycles, and the interactions between marine, terrestrial and limnetic ecosystems.

Description: Netherlands National Antarctic Data Centre (NL-NADC)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.6   S: -67.6   E: -68.35   W: -68.35
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 300

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ad Huiskes
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-03-01
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: < 1 meter
Vertical Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 10 meters
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Netherlands Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +31 222 369 420
Fax: +31 222 319 674
Email: ira.van.den.broek at
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 59
City: Den Burg
Postal Code: 1790 AB
Country: The Netherlands
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Phone: +31 (0)113 577445
Fax: +31 (0)113 573616
Email: ad.huiskes at
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
A.H.L. Huiskes*, H.T.S. Boschker, D. Lud and T.C.W. Moerdijk-Poortvliet (2006) Stable isotope ratios as a tool for assessing changes in carbon and nutrient sources in Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems. Plant Ecology (2006) 182:79 –86

A.H.L. Huiskes*, H.T.S. Boschker, D. Lud, T.C.W. Moerdijk-Poortvliet & N. Cannone (2004) Stable Isotope Ratios as a Tool for Assessing the Marine Influence on Antarctic Terrestrial Ecosystems. Terra Antartica Reports 11, 33-36
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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