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Vegetation distribution (maps, soil temperature, and microscopic examination) on the surface of heated ground at Tramway Ridge, Mt Erebus
Entry ID: K053_1982_1983_NZ_1

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Abstract: Descriptions of the vegetation distribution on the surface of steam heated warm ground, especially in relation to temperature gradients from cold to hot areas was investigated on the summit of Mt Erebus. Samples were removed from warm soil, mainly at the bottom of Tramway Ridge. Soil and vegetation samples were removed aseptically into sterile bags - approximately 1cm2 of soil surface to a depth ... View entire text
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Description: The algae culture collection is stored in a -20 freezer at the Molecular Laboratory and Allan Herbarium at Landcare Research, New Zealand. It is unknown what cultures are still viable and what species are available. The lab has PC2 containment and transfers have to be done according to Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) protocol. Contact Phil Novis: NovisP@landcareresearch.co.nz for more information.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 167.1   W: 167.1

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-11-24
Stop Date: 1982-12-17
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data is very well described and documented in the publications.
Some cultures may still exist and are held by Landcare Research, New Zealand. The quality of these cultures is unknown.
Field notebooks, diaries, etc are retained by the investigator.
Access Constraints If the cultures are wanted to be transeferred from Landcare Research, the receiving lab needs to have the necessary containment certification (i.e. PC2 containment) and transfers have to be done according to MAF protocol. Otherwise the work needs to be done in the Landcare Research Molecular lab.
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 2525
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Email: paul.broady at canterbury.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Broady, P.A. 1982. Algae from fumarolic soils on Mt Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica. [Report of the Melbourne University Programme in Antarctic Studies no. 51]
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-16

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