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The collection of fossils, qualitative microbial studies and nitrogen fixation rates of the soils from several sites in the Ross Sea region
Entry ID: K052_1980_1981_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Preliminary qualitative microbiological studies were conducted at several sites in the Ross Sea Region including Cape Bird, Taylor Valley, Wright Valley and Shapeless Mountain and Mistake Peak on the Polar plateau. Soil samples (for microbiological studies) were taken for chemical and physical analysis and total microbial counts. Nitrogen fixation rates were determined in soils and mosses with the ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.0   S: -78.0   E: 167.0   W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-11-16
Stop Date: 1981-01-17
ISO Topic Category
Quality This study was conducted as part of the University of Canterbury Antarctic Expedition. The data is contained within the publications or please contact the investigator for more information.

In addition, the University of Canterbury Antarctic Expedition No 19 report (contained in the logistics report at Antarctic New Zealand) contains some of the preliminary data from this ... 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.G. Pathogenic microbes in Antarctica. New Zealand Antarctic record 3(3): 38, 1981.
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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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