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Algae cultures from air trap samples, snow samples and algal surveys from Scott Base, the Ross Ice Shelf and Victoria Valley to determine the dispersal of algae by wind within Antarctica

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Citation_Information:
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Title: Algae cultures from air trap samples, snow samples and algal surveys from Scott Base, the Ross Ice Shelf and Victoria Valley to determine the dispersal of algae by wind within Antarctica
Description:
Abstract:
The dispersal of algae by wind within Antarctica was investigated by testing four techniques for detecting viable algae in the air: 1) High through put 'jet' spore samples, 2) Clinical monitors, 3) Liquid impinger and 4) Tauber traps. Air was sampled from Scott Base, the Ross Ice Shelf (at a site east of a line between Cape Crozier on Ross Island and White Island) and Victoria Valley (west end of Lake Vida). Snow drifts were also sampled from the Ross Ice Shelf as they were considered to be natural long term particle traps. Samples were also taken of visible algal growths on soils, in streams and in ponds in the vicinity of Scott Base. Soil samples were removed from the driest surfaces where no vegetation was visible. Cultures established from these were used to indicate the composition of the local algal flora for comparison with airborne species. In Victoria Valley, an extensive survey of the aquatic and terrestrial algae in the valley and along some of the ridges and upper valley sides was completed for knowledge of local sources of airborne propagules for comparison with the air samples.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Broady, P.A. Smith, R. An initial report on an investigation of the dispersal of algae in southern Victoria Land, 1990/91. BIOTAS newsletter 6: 5-7, 1991. Broady, P.A. Example of a research proposal for an Antarctic field project: algal colonization of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. In: BIOTAS manual of methods for Antarctic terrestrial and freshwater research.Wynn-Williams D.D. (ed) Cambridge: SCAR. 1992. pp.1-6 ISBN 0948277130 Broady, P.A. Identification of propagules - algae. In: BIOTAS manual of methods for Antarctic terrestrial and freshwater research.Wynn-Williams D.D. (ed) Cambridge: SCAR. 1992. pp.7-23 ISBN 0948277130
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Broady, P.A. New Zealand proposal for ecological and taxonomic studies of terrestrial algae. BIOTAS newsletter 7: 8-9, 1992. Broady, P.A. Ohtani, S. Ingerfeld, M. A comparison of strains of Xanthonema (=Heterothrix, Tribonematales, Xanthophyaceae) from Antarctica, Europe and New Zealand. Phycologia 36(2): 164-171, 1997. Broady, P.A. Diversity, distribution and dispersal of Antarctic terrestrial algae. Biodiversity and conservation 5(11): 1307-1335, 1996.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Broady, P.A. The distribution of terrestrial and hydro-terrestrial algal associations at three contrasting locations in southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Algological studies 118: 95-112, 2005.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19901219
Ending_Date: 19910128
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.75
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.75
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.85
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.85
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 161.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 162.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.25
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.5
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > MIGRATORY RATES/ROUTES
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: WAS > WHOLE AIR SAMPLER
Theme_Keyword: Dispersal Mechanisms
Theme_Keyword: Culturing Techniques
Theme_Keyword: Indigenous Algae
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > VICTORIA VALLEY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SCOTT BASE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: If the cultures are wanted to be transeferred from Landcare Research, the receiving lab needs to have the necessary containment certification (i.e. PC2 containment) and transfers have to be done according to MAF protocol. Otherwise the work needs to be done in the Landcare Research Molecular lab
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PAUL BROADY
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: School of Biological Sciences
Address: University of Canterbury
Address: Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 364 2525
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 364 2590
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: paul.broady@canterbury.ac.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The data is very well described and documented in the publications. Some cultures may still exist and are held by Landcare Research, New Zealand. The quality of these cultures is unknown. Field notebooks, diaries, etc are retained by the investigator.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K053_1990_1991_NZ_2
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.biol.canterbury.ac.nz/people/broady.sht...
Access_Instructions:
Please contact the investigator for any information or access to existing data
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/databases/db_det...
Access_Instructions:
The algae culture collection is stored in a -20 freezer at the Molecular Laboratory and Allan Herbarium at Landcare Research, New Zealand. The lab has PC2 containment and transfers have to be done according to Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) protocol. Contact Phil Novis: NovisP@landcareresearch.co.nz for more information.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090116
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090116
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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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