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Survey of invertebrates, lichen, mosses and soil microbiology in the Shackleton, Scott and Beardmore Glacier regions.
Entry ID: K020_2009_2010_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: A survey of biodiversity in the Central and Southern Transantarctic mountains including: Invertebrates (Collembola, Acari, Nematoda, Tardigrada, Rotifera); Lichens, Mosses, and Soil microbiology. Samples were also taken to enable cosmogenic dating techniques.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -83.4865 S: -87.3447  E: 170.7774  W: -149.2517
 Min Altitude: 120  Max Altitude: 2687  Min Depth: 0  Max Depth: 0.05

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-01-11
Stop Date: 2011-01-20


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFAUNA    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFLORA    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >MOSSES/HORNWORTS/LIVERWORTS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI >LICHENS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >SPECIES DOMINANCE INDICES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
LABORATORY    [Information]


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Project
LGP >Latitudinal Gradient Project    [Information]
EBA >Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic    [Information]


Quality
All of the collected soil samples are stored at the University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand in a -80C PC2 containment facility.Samples of mites and springtails and mosses were are also collected and mainly held at the University of Waikato.


Keywords
Biodiversity


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
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
CRAIG CARY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 838 4593
Fax: +64 7 838 4218
Email: caryc at UDel.Edu
Email: c.cary at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Waikato
PO BOX 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
Country: New Zealand


IAN HOGG
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 838 4225
Fax: +64 4 838 4324
Email: hogg at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: NEW ZEALAND


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-02-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-07


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