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The response of microbial communities in the ponds of the McMurdo Ice Shelf to autumn-winter-spring freeze conditions (light levels, temperature, salinity, etc)
Entry ID: K081_1995_2000_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Parts of the McMurdo Ice Shelf area is covered by freshwater ponds, many of which contain abundant growths of algae and cyanobacteria and few invertebrate species. The habitat is very variable in temperature, salinity and its freeze-thaw cycle. A number of experiments were undertaken to determine the effects of adverse environmental conditions on the feeding rates and rates of respiration of the common rotifer Philodina gregaria.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.0   S: -78.0   E: 165.33   W: 165.33

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-19
Stop Date: 1996-01-27
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
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 3 343 7802
Fax: +64 3 348 5548
Email: b.sorrell at niwa.co.nz
Contact Address:
NIWA
PO BOX 11-115
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Hawes, I. Smith, R. Howard-Williams, C. Schwarz, A.-M. Environmental conditions during freezing, and response of microbial mats in ponds of the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Antarctic science 11(2): 198-208, 1999.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-10-14

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