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Nutrient transfer from penguin colonies to the vegetation at Cape Hallett: A measurement of the transfer of organic nitrogen in the form of ammonia

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Title: Nutrient transfer from penguin colonies to the vegetation at Cape Hallett: A measurement of the transfer of organic nitrogen in the form of ammonia
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Abstract:
The transfer of nutrients from marine to terrestrial ecosystems are though to be important for vegetation. The transfer rate of organic nitrogen in the form of ammonia from the penguin colonies to the vegetation was analysed. Initial estimates were carried out in the 04-05 season. Ammonia traps were set up to determine the potential for ammonia transfer, ammonia concentrations in air were made at 3 sites around the penguin rookery, bulk ammonia samples were collected in the centre of the rookery, lichens (Usnea sphacelata, Umbilicaria decussata and Xanthoria mawsonii) were collected at varying distances from the rookery for 15N analysis and sites remote from the rookery were identified as suitable for ammonia monitoring (Luther Lake, Red Castle Ridge and Football Saddle). Samples and lichen were analysed overseas. In the 05-06 season, the affect of proximity to the penguin rookery on phosphatase activity in several species of lichen and the natural abundance of 15N in lichens in the area was assessed. As in the previous season, ammonia traps were set up, ammonia concentrations in air were made at 5 sites, bulk ammonia samples were collected in the centre of the rookery and lichens (Usnea sphacelata, Umbilicaria decussata and Xanthoria mawsonii) were collected at varying distances from the rookery for 15N analysis. Ammonia concentrations were remeasured at the three remote sites (Luther Lake, Red Castle Ridge and Football Saddle).
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REFERENCE: Pannewitz, S. Green, T.G.A. Schlensog, M. Seppelt, R.D. Sancho, L.G. Schroeter, B. 2006 Photosynthetic performance of Xanthoria mawsonii Dodge in coastal habitats, Ross Sea region, continental Antarctica. Lichenologist 38: 67-81
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Beginning_Date: 20051125
Ending_Date: 20051214
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 170.2667
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 170.2667
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.3167
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.3167
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > PENGUINS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MOSSES/HORNWORTS/LIVERWORTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > FUNGI > LICHENS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > NUTRIENT CYCLING
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE HALLETT
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person: T G ALLAN GREEN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address: Department of Biological Sciences
Address: University of Waikato
Address: PO Box 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: greentga@waikato.ac.nz
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Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
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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
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090423
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090423
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
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Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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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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