A species list and vegetation notes of the Cape Royds area was completed. A high density of lichens occurred (eg Usnea sphacelata)at Horseshoe Bay and inland near the ice edge (Caloplaca sp.). A 'tracker' system was put under trial to allow both topography and plant occurrence to be mapped.
The data is reported in the publication. All data is held by the investigator. Please contact Professor Allan Green for more information.
Any plant collections (~30,000 mosses, liverwort and lichens collected by Professor Rod Seppelt from Antarctica and sub-Antarctic Islands) will be housed in the Australian Antarctic Division herbarium. This herbarium is being formerly transferred ... to the Tasmanian Herbarium. As specimens are fully incorporated into the herbarium (ADT) the data is automatically sent to and held in the Antarctic Database at the Australian Antarctic Division Data Centre. The data is currently in two separate databases, one which searchable and the other is in the process of being moved over.
For more information or access to samples, please contact:
Professor Rod Seppelt Principal Research Scientist Australian Antarctic Division Channel highway Kingston 7050 Tasmania, Australia ph: +61 (03) 6232 3438 fax: +61 (03) 6232 3449 e-mail: email@example.com
Broom, F.D. Parkinson, B.N. Green, T.G.A. Seppelt, R.D. Smale-scale field mapping of lichen distribution in three dimensions with a computer-based position-tracking system. Oecologia 119(4): 552-556, 1999.
Søchting, U. Seppelt, R.D. 2003 Caloplaca coeruleofrigida sp. nova, a lichen from continental Antarctica. Mycotaxon 86: 163-168
Green, T.G.A. 2001 The state of the Ross Sea region terrestrial environment: Terrestrial biota. Ross Sea Region 2001: A state of the environment report for the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. Waterhouse, E.(ed), Christchurch New Zealand Antarctic Institute 047810961X