Aliens in Antarctica

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Originator: Dana Bergstrom
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Aliens in Antarctica
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Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2904 See the link below for public details on this project. International Polar Year (IPY) Aliens in Antarctica will assess the threat of humans carrying non-native seeds and spores into Antarctica. We will identify routes of transport and attempt to calculate how many seeds and spores are transported each year. Our data will be used to develop techniques to mitigate this threat and hence protect Antarctica. The impact of non-native (alien) species on ecosystems is one of the big issues of the 21st Century. Antarctica is not immune to this problem with some alien species having established on the Antarctic continent and on most sub-Antarctic islands. The impacts of alien species can include substantial loss of biodiversity and damage to ecosystem processes. Such impacts will be exacerbated by the rapid climate change, now being experienced in parts of Antarctica. Surrounded by the vast Southern Ocean, Antarctica's protective isolation is being chipped away by the movement of people and cargo to the region by national programs and the now booming tourist industry. Over 40,000 people travel to the Antarctic each year. This international project will assess the pathways of propagule (seeds, eggs, spores etc) transfer, the extent to which people from many nations, unintentionally carry propagules of alien species into the Antarctic region and the size of the threat. It will lead to the creation of appropriate mitigation methods by the Antarctic Treaty to protect the fragile Antarctic ecosystem. Furthermore, the project will provide valuable insight into the movement of alien propagules worldwide. It has been estimated that by 2010, the number of tourists crossing international boarders globally each year, will be around 1 billion people. The travel histories of some 15,000 Antarctic tourists and researchers will be complied, assisted by the cooperation of four tourist operators, 15 supply vessels of national Antarctic programmes, and six air operators. One thousand items of cargo from 7 National Antarctic programmes will be inspected for propagules of alien species. The study has the full support from the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs, the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators, and researchers from seven nations. Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report: Progress against objectives: Considerable progress has been made on all objectives. All samples of propagules (greater than 1000 samples from over 50 voyages and examination of cargo/ food/ building material from 5 nations) have been sorted and propagules extracted. The majority of these propagules have been photographed and where possible identified. Analysis of the data is currently underway. Taken from the 2009-2010 Progress Report: Progress against objectives: The International Polar Year project is examining the type and amount of 'propagules' (seed, spores and eggs) that are unintentionally imported into the region on clothes, shoes or hand luggage, as well as how many propagules are likely to be deposited and whether they will germinate and grow. Cargo, fresh food and travellers' gear destined for Antarctica were inspected during the first season of IPY and are now currently being analysed. Considerable progress on the quantifiaction of the threat of alien species to Antarctic ecosystems has been made. Results of our analysies will be presented at ATCM 33.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20070930
Ending_Date: 20110331
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -53.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > EXOTIC SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > INDIGENOUS/NATIVE SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > EXOTIC VEGETATION
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > CULTURAL FEATURES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIAL BEHAVIOR > RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES/AREAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIAL BEHAVIOR > HAZARD MITIGATION/PLANNING
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: LABORATORY
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Theme_Keyword: IPY > INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR
Theme_Keyword: EBA > EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY IN THE ANTARCTIC
Theme_Keyword: ALIENS > ALIENS IN ANTARCTICA
Theme_Keyword: Aliens
Theme_Keyword: Ipy
Theme_Keyword: Introduced Species
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Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
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Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > MACQUARIE ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
Access_Constraints: Data have not yet been collected.
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This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at the URL below when using these data.
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Contact_Person: DANA BERGSTROM
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Contact_Person: STEVEN CHOWN
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PETE CONVEY
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NIEK GREMMEN
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KEVIN HUGHES
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: AD HUISKES
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SATOSHI IMURA
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MARC LEBOUVIER
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: EWAN MCIVOR
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Contact_Person: PHIL TRACEY
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Address: DEPT OF ZOOLOGY
Address: PRIVATE BAG X1
Address: UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH
City: MATIELAND
Postal_Code: 7602
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
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Address: Data-analyse Ecologie
Address: Netherlands Institute of Ecology
Address: PO BOX 140
City: Yerske
Postal_Code: 4400
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Address: British Antarctic Survey
City: Cambridge
Postal_Code: CB3 OET
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Address: Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Address: P.O.Box 140
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State_or_Province: Zeeland
Postal_Code: 4400 AC
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Address: 1-9-10 Kaga, Itabashi-ku
City: Tokyo
Postal_Code: 173-8515
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Address: University de Rennes 1
Address: Station Biologique
City: Paimpont
Postal_Code: 35380
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Address: 203 Channel Highway
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
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Address: Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3209
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +27 21 808 2385
Contact_Voice_Telephone: + 052 1 594 111
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +44 1223 221616
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +31 (0)113 577445
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +81-3-3962-4764
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +33 2 99 61 81 75
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3413
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3353
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +27 21 808 2995
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +31 (0)113 573616
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +81-3-3962-5743
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dana.bergstrom@aad.gov.au
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: slchown@sun.ac.za
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gremmen@wxs.nl
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kehu@bas.ac.uk
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ad.huiskes@nioz.nl
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: imura@nipr.ac.jp
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: marc.lebouvier@univ-rennes1.fr
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ewan.mcivor@aad.gov.au
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: phil.tracey@aad.gov.au
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Data_Quality_Information:
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The dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only, as data collection has not yet begun. It is likely that data collection will occur between the dates given. The latitudes and longitudes provided in spatial coverage are approximate only. Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report: Laboratory activity/analysis: Samples from both cargo, food and passengers have been examined for propagules. Identification evaluation for most samples is near complete. Sample evaluation will be completed by the end of May. Data analyses will be completed in the second half of of 2009. A workshop for data analysis and write up is scheduled for July at the SCAR Biology Symposium. Initial analysis of the 5600 passenger survey responses have been completed. Taken from the 2009-2010 Progress Report: Propagule cross checking has been halted due the need for us to move laboratories late in 2009. Our new laboratory is still not yet functioning so this work has been delayed. Data analysis has also been delayed.
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization: AU/AADC > Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Contact_Person: DATA OFFICER AADC
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3244
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3351
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: metadata@aad.gov.au
Resource_Description: ASAC_2904
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071108
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140110
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DAVE J. CONNELL
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Australian Antarctic Division
Address: 203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Tasmania
Postal_Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3244
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +61 3 6232 3351
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dave.connell@aad.gov.au
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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