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The biomass, productivity and biodiversity of algae and bacteria in Terra Nova Bay and the physical parameters of their environment

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Title: The biomass, productivity and biodiversity of algae and bacteria in Terra Nova Bay and the physical parameters of their environment
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The total biomass, productivity and biodiversity of algae and bacteria from the sea ice and the water column was investigated in Terra Nova Bay. Sampling sites in the Terra Nova Bay area were used to survey the sea ice for algae and bacteria by drilling cores and using bottom ice, brine and using the entire ice core to look at biomass in profile. Initial chlorophyll concentrations were determined on all samples and additional sub samples were collected for analysis of bacterial and algal cell counts, carbon concentrations, DNA content, MAA composition, species biodiversity and cell numbers. Sea water under the ice was sampled at 5, 25 and 50m depths and similar analysis were performed. Light levels and termperature loggers were deployed in the sea ice for the duration of sampling and CTD (conductivity, temperature and chlorophyll concentration) profiles were taken in the water column every day at solar noon. A physical survey of the sampling area was also undertaken including snow depth, light attenuation through varying snow depths and under ice irradiance levels. Nutrient analysis (nitrate, silica and phosphate) was conducted on bottom ice samples, brine samples and water column samples.
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REFERENCE: Martin, A. 2009. Microbial loop dynamics in Antarctic sea-ice. PhD Thesis Victoria University of Wellington. pp 177
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REFERENCE: Koh, E. Biodiversity of prokaryotes in Antarctic sea ice. PhD thesis in progress, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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REFERENCE: Rajanahally, M. Ecophysiology of Antarctic sea ice algae. PhD thesis in progress, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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REFERENCE: Koh, EY, Simpson, A, Davy, SK, O’Toole, R, and Ryan KG (2007). Microbial diversity in Antarctic sea ice. New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Annual Conference; Hamilton, New Zealand.
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REFERENCE: Koh, EY, Davy S., Rajanahally, M, Bryant, L. Martin A, Ryan KG (2008) Antarctic sea-ice microbial ecology. Antarctic New Zealand Annual Conference, Dunedin July 2008.
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REFERENCE: Bryant, L. Davy S., Koh, EY, Rajanahally, M, Martin A, Ryan KG (2008) Antarctic sea ice and pelagic microbial communities: latitudinal influences on biodiversity and productivity. Antarctic New Zealand Annual Conference, Dunedin July 2008.
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REFERENCE: Koh, E.Y., Simpson, A.M., Martin, A.R., O’Toole, R., Davy, S.K. and Ryan K.G. (2008) Antarctic sea ice microbial ecology. Polar and Alpine Microbiology Conference. Banff, Canada May 2008.
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REFERENCE: Ryan KG (2007). LGP Workshop presentation at “Antarctica: 50 years on the ice – just the tip of the iceberg” Conference. Wellington. July 2007.
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REFERENCE: Koh, E.Y, Abdool, E., Martin, AR., Rajanahally, M., Bryant, L., O’Toole, R., Davy SK, and Ryan KG (2007) Studies in sea ice microbial ecology at Victoria University of Wellington. “Antarctica: 50 years on the ice – just the tip of the iceberg”. Conference, Wellington NZ. July 2007.
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REFERENCE: Ryan, K.G., Davy, S., O’Toole, R., and Martin, A (2005) Extreme biology in Antarctica. New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Annual Conference; Wellington, New Zealand.
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REFERENCE: A Martin, KG Ryan, P Ralph and G Fenton (2005). Antarctic Sea Ice Bacteria and Ecosystem Dynamics. NZ Marine Sciences Society Conference Wellington.
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Beginning_Date: 20061103
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Beginning_Date: 20071110
Ending_Date: 20071210
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 164.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 164.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.8333
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.8333
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > PRIMARY PRODUCTION
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > TERRA NOVA BAY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KEN RYAN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: School of Biological Sciences
Address: PO BOX 600
City: Wellington
Postal_Code: 6140
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 4 463 6083
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 4 463 5331
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ken.ryan@vuw.ac.nz
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Existing samples are held at Victoria University of Wellington with a spreadsheet of sample numbers. All raw data is held by the investigators. Please contact Dr Ken Ryan for more information.
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Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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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
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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Andrew Martin PhD Thesis pdf
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050922
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100223
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
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_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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