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Natural spatial subsidies in continental Antarctic soil
Entry ID: K052_2001_2005_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys are hypothesized to rely on external sources of nutrients (carbon, nitrogen, etc). The importance of these spatial subsidies on productivity and biological diversity of dry valley soils was investigated over several seasons in the Garwood Valley. Sampling of the soil, microbial mats and foam from each identified landform and from Lake Colleen was undertaken for ... View entire text
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Description: The Antarctic Dry Valley soils project
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.02   S: -78.05   E: 163.97   W: 163.83

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-09
Stop Date: 2002-01-19
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ISO Topic Category
Quality This is an ongoing investigation. The soil samples are held at the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, Scotland. Please contact Professor David Hopkins for more details. The data is archived with Associate Professor Ashley Sparrow, Professor David Hopkins and Dr Ed Gregorich. Please contact them for more information or please refer to the publications.
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: +01 775 784 1107
Fax: +01 775 784 4583
Email: asparrow at cabnr.unr.edu
Contact Address:
Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 186
1000 Valley Road
City: Reno
Province or State: Nevada
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA
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Publications/References
PAPERS
Hopkins D.W., Sparrow, A.D., Gregorich, E.G., Elberling, B., Novis, P., Fraser, F., Scrimgeour, C., Dennis, P.G.. Meier-Augenstein W. & Greenfield, L.G. 2009. Isotopic evidence for the provenance and turnover of organic carbon by soil microorganisms in the Antarctic dry valleys. Environmental Microbiology, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01830.x
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-01

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