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The distribution of terrestrial invertebrates at Cape Hallett
Entry ID: K140_2002_2003_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: A survey of the terrestrial invertebrates of the ice free areas at Cape Hallett was conducted over three spatial scales: 1) A site-wide survey of the soil and under-stone arthropods of the Cape Hallett Ice-free area; 2) An elevational survey of the distribution of mites (combined) and springtails (Collembola, identified to species) on the algal flats and scree slope at Cape Hallett and 3) the identity, abundance and distribution of arthropods across a 24 m transect in spring and summer. The data set contains the identity, abundance and distribution details for all the arthropods at Cape Hallett.

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Description: Preliminary maps of arthropod distribution at Cape Hallett including
Figure 1: Selected manmade features.
Figure 2: Soil arthropod species richness.
Figure 3: Stone arthropod species richness.
Figure 4: Sites where arthropods confirmed present with voucher specimens.
Figure 5: Close up of arthropod presence on southern side of Willett Cove.


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Description: Specimens are lodged at Iziko South African Museum. This is the webpage for the entomology collection. Further accessibility information is available from Margie Cochrane: mcochran@iziko.org.za


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Geographic Coverage
 N: -72.3167 S: -72.3167  E: 170.2667  W: 170.2667
 Min Altitude: 0 M ABOVE SEA LEVEL (ASL)  Max Altitude: 200 M ABOVE SEA LEVEL (ASL)

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-11-01
Stop Date: 2003-01-27


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE HALLETT
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MACROFAUNA    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >ARTHROPODS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >INDIGENOUS/NATIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]


Project
RISCC >Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change    [Information]
LGP >Latitudinal Gradient Project    [Information]
EBA >Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic    [Information]


Quality
Collected specimens are lodged at Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. The collection consists of mounted slides and ethanol preserved specimens. All were labelled correctly and were accompanied with a full itemised description of the collection.

For each transect survey, the data collected includes: GPS co-ordinates of transect, date of sampling, transect number, unit, mounting code, distance, species collected and how many. The museum have not yet allocated accession numbers. For more information regarding these samples, please contact:

Margie Cochrane
Collection Manager, Terrestrial Invertebrates
Department of Natural History
Iziko South African Museum
25 Queen Victoria Street
PO BOX 61
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 481 3868
Fax: +27 (0)21 481 3993
Email: mcochran@iziko.org.za


Access Constraints
The collection is lodged at the Iziko South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa. For access please contact:

Margie Cochrane
Collection Manager, Terrestrial Invertebrates
Department of Natural History
Iziko South African Museum
25 Queen Victoria Street
PO BOX 61
Cape Town, 8001
South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)21 481 3868
Fax: +27 (0)21 481 3993
Email: mcochran@iziko.org.za


Keywords
Springtails
Insecta
Arthropod
Collembola
Climate Change
Invertebrate


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


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
BRENT J SINCLAIR
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1-519-661-2111 Ext 83138
Fax: +1-519-661-3935
Email: bsincla7 at uwo.ca
Contact Address:
Department of Biology
Room 2078, Biological & Geological Sciences Building
1151 Richmond St North
University of Western Ontario
City: London
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: N6A-5B7
Country: Canada


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
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


Publications/References
Sinclair, B.J. Klok, C.J. Scott, M.B. Terblanche, J.S. Chown, S.L. Diurnal variation in supercooling points of three species of Collembola from Cape Hallett, Antarctica. Journal of insect physiology 49: 1049-1061, 2003.

Sinclair, B.J. Terblanche, J.S. Scott, M.B. Blatch, G.L. Klok, C.J. Chown, S.L. Environmental physiology of three species of Collembola at Cape Hallett, North Victoria Land, Antarctica. Journal of insect physiology 52: 29-50, 2006.

Sinclair, B.J. Scott, M.B. Klok, C.J. Terblanche, J.S. Marshall, D.J. Reyers, B. Chown, S.L. Determinants of terrestrial arthropod community composition at Cape Hallett, Antarctica. Antarctic science 18(3): 303-312, 2006.

Sinclair BJ, Klok CJ, Terblanche JS, Scott MB, Chown SL. Physiological constraints on the small-scale distribution of three species of Antarctic Collembola. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 45(6): 1073.

Sinclair, B.J. & Terblanche, J.S. (2004). On Ice. Men’s Health (South African Edition), April – 180-186.

Sinclair, B.J. 2003. Icy resilience the key to survival in Antarctica's land animals. Science in Africa (online magazine): November, 2003. http://www.scienceinafrica.co.za/2003/november/springtail.htm

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-09


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