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Environmental protection, management and classification of terrestrial ecosystems in the Ross Sea Region

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
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Title: Environmental protection, management and classification of terrestrial ecosystems in the Ross Sea Region
Description:
Abstract:
Soil samples from a diverse range of soil types have been collected from the Wright and Victoria Valley Systems, to determine whether soil distribution patterns aid prediction of microbial abundance and diversity. The research develops an environmental classification for terrestrial ecosystems of Ross Sea region. The classification includes associated data and models and is underpinned by new knowledge on soil distribution, climate and microbial diversity and/or abundance. Soil samples of varying development from friable rock surfaces to sediment, all containing macroscopically visible biological growths: lichens, algae including cyanobacteria, and putative moss. These samples will be used for taxonomic investigation, requiring direct examination, culturing, ultra structural study and molecular genetic analysis. Results will be used to document the diversity of Victoria Land and for information on the provenance of propagules found in soils in which life is not visible to the unaided eye.
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20111225
Ending_Date: 20120123
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20101221
Ending_Date: 20110110
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 162.40018
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.937
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.32796
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.44644
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 157.38
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 171.55
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.14
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -85.25
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 162.68245
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.72768
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.41661
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.56752
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.7291
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 162.5993
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.44523
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.57142
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > PERMAFROST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CONSISTENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > ACTIVE LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > CRYOSOLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > PERMAFROST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND > PERMAFROST
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > MICROFAUNA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MICROFLORA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA > CYANOBACTERIA (BLUE-GREEN ALGAE)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > FUNGI > LICHENS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: LGP > LATITUDINAL GRADIENT PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: EBA > EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY IN THE ANTARCTIC
Theme_Keyword: ANTPAS > ANTARCTIC PERMAFROST AND SOILS
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JACKIE AISLABIE
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd
Address: Private Bag 3127
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 858 3713
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 858 4964
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aislabiej@landcareresearch.co.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
University of Waikato and Landcare Research MAF transition facilities (samples). Data is with University of Waikato Samples to remain in Landcare Research and university of Waikato MAF Transitions facilities. Data to be added into Landcare Research soils database and environmental domains GIS.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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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: CAROLINE MACLAURIN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch 8140
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (03) 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (03) 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.maclaurin@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K123_2010_2012_NZ_3
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:
www.landcareresearch.co.nz
Access_Instructions:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120530
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120531
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CAROLINE MACLAURIN
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch 8140
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (03) 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (03) 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.maclaurin@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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