The Latitudinal Gradient Project (LGP) (http://www.lgp.aq/) is aimed at increasing the understanding of the coastal marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems that exist along the Victoria Land coastline in the Ross Sea region, and describing potential environmental variability that may occur in the future. Antarctica New Zealand is providing the logistical capabilities for research camps to be located at specific sites along the Victoria Land coast. Thus, the opportunity to work at particular locations in collaboration with other scientists from various disciplines and National Antarctic Programs is provided. The first site to be studied was at Cape Hallett, northern Victoria Land (2003-2006). Future work is planned for Terra Nova Bay and the Darwin Glacier area.
This website contains all information relating to the LGP and its study sites including: publications, literature and site reviews, maps, photographs and satellite imagery of the sites, descriptions of the science events involved, and baseline and metadata collected to date.
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