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Floristic and ecological surveys of plants and microbes in the Garwood Valley
Entry ID: K052_1986_1987_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: A general floristic and ecological survey of plants and microbes was conducted in the Garwood Valley/Joyce Lake area including vegetation mapping, collection and microscopic examination of algae and in situ measurements of nitrogen fixation. Areas covered include the Garwood and Marshall Valleys, the vicinity of Joyce Lake, the northern edge of the Joyce Glacier, the uplands between the Garwood and the Marshall Valleys and the surfaces of the Garwood and Joyce Glaciers. A general vegetation survey was completed at the Howchin Glacier snout and Walcott Glacier. On camp studies include detailed microscopy and gas chromatography and N2 fixation experiments.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -78.2   E: 164.5   W: 163.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-11-26
Stop Date: 1987-01-20
ISO Topic Category
Quality Biological nitrogen fixation experiment results presented in the Immediate Scientific Report. Sections include
i) Qualitative survey,
ii) Quantitative fixation levels in Nostoc at different moisture levels,
iii) Effect of oscillating environmental cycles on nitrogen fixation,
iv) effect of amendments on fixation rates,
v) fixation by ... View entire text
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 364 2797
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Greenfield, L. Water soluble substances in terrestrial Antarctic plants and microbes. New Zealand natural sciences 16: 21-30, 1989.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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