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1. Field experiment testing effect of increased water and nutrient availability on Windmill Islands terrestrial vegetation communities [ASAC_1087_WaterNutrientExpt]
Description of the work is provided in the file named: ASAC 1087_WN-descriptions.doc The work consists of a multiseason manipulative field experiment investigating the effect of increased water and ...


2. Moss desiccation experiments conducted at Casey 1998-99 and 1999-2000 by Jane Wasley [ASAC_1087_Desiccation]
Series of desiccation experiments conducted in the Casey station laboratories using field collected moss samples, as described in Wasley et al. 2006 and Wasley 2004. Data to be provided.


3. Windmill Islands of vegetation transects, surveyed 2012 to 13 (10 years) [AAS_4046_Transects_2012-13]
Metadata ID: AAS_4046_Transects_2012-13 title: Windmill Islands vegetation transects, surveyed 2012/13 (10 years) This record contains data associated with the Windmill Islands vegetation 10 year ...


4. Windmill Islands vegetation transects, surveyed 2010/11 (8 years) [AAS_3042_Transects_2010-11]
Metadata ID: AAS_3042_Transects_2010-11 Title: Windmill Islands vegetation transects, surveyed 2010/11 (8 years) This record contains data associated with the Windmill Islands eight year vegetation ...


5. Windmill Islands vegetation transects, surveyed 2011-12 (9 years) [AAS_3129_Transects_2011-12]
Metadata ID: AAS_3129_Transects_2011-12 title: Windmill Islands vegetation transects, surveyed 2011-12 (9 years) This record contains data associated with the Windmill Islands nine year vegetation ...


6. Herbicide efficacy and selectivity - Poa annua and three native grasses from Macquarie Island [AAS_4158_HERBICIDE]
Poa annua is an invasive weed of sub-Antarctic Islands, impacting on native biodiversity. Given high conservation values and threats from disturbance and climate change, the development of targeted ...


7. Wasley 2004 PhD thesis, titled: The Effect of Climate Change on Antarctic Terrestrial Flora [ASAC_1087_Wasely_2004-PhD]
The file provided is a PDF file of the PhD thesis completed by Jane Wasley in 2004. The thesis research was based on field work conducted in the Windmill Islands region (based at Casey station), during ...


8. Windmill Islands vegetation transects surveyed 2002-03 (baseline) [ASAC_1313_Transects_2002-03]
Metadata ID: ASAC_1313_Transects_2002-03 Title: Windmill Islands vegetation transects, surveyed 2002/03 (baseline) This record contains data associated with a Windmill Islands vegetation baseline ...


9. Windmill Islands vegetation transects surveyed 2007-08 (five years) [ASAC_1313_Transects_2007-08]
Metadata ID: ASAC_1313_Transects_2007-08 Title: Windmill Islands vegetation transects, surveyed 2007/08 (5 years) This record contains data associated with the Windmill Islands 5 year vegetation ...


10. Windmill Islands vegetation transects, surveyed 1999-2000 (pilot) [ASAC_1087_Transects_1999-00]
Metadata ID: ASAC_1087_Transects_1999-00 Title: Windmill Islands vegetation transects, surveyed 1999/2000 (pilot) This record contains data associated with the Windmill Islands vegetation survey ...


11. Macquarie Island Bryopyte Traits [AAS_4192_BRYOPHYTES]
Paradoxically, climate warming increases plant injury and death from freezing and heat-induced water stress. Survival depends on a functional water transport system. However, features that enhance ...


12. High resolution mapping of moss beds at ASPA 135, Robinson Ridge and near the Red Shed at Casey, January 2010 [AAS_3130_moss_beds_2010]
Aerial photography was acquired in January 2010 from a remote controlled helicopter at three locations - Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) 135, Robinson Ridge and near the Red Shed at Casey. ...


13. Locations of moss bed quadrats at Antarctic Specially Protected Area 135 and Robinson Ridge, Windmill Islands, Antarctica [AAS_4046_quadrat_locations]
The data are comprised of a spreadsheet with locations (latitude and longitude) of the centres of moss bed quadrats and labels for the quadrats. The quadrats are located at two sites: Antarctic Specially ...


14. Sensitivity and response of Antarctic moss and terrestrial algae to fuel contaminants [AAS_4100_Moss_Contaminants]
See the download file for the full, unedited summary - this version has been slightly modified in order to display correctly. Sample collection and test preparation This metadata record contains ...


15. Toxicity of metals to Antarctic marine microalgae [AAS_4100_Microalgae_Toxicity]
This metadata record contains the results from 11 bioassays conducted with 2 species of Antarctic marine microalgae. Seven tests were conducted with Phaeocystis antarctica (Prymnesiophyceae), assessing ...


16. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) remote sensing datasets for ASPA135, Robinson Ridge, and Red Shed [AAS_4046_UAS]
These datasets were acquired in the 2010/2011 and 2012/2013 Summer seasons from a multi-rotor unmanned aircraft system (UAS), also known as OktoKopter. This research focuses on the development of ...


17. The Chemical Ecology of Shallow-water Marine Macroalgae and Invertebrates on the Antarctic Peninsula [NSF-ANT08-38773]
The near shore environments of the western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) harbor extremely high densities of mesograzers (small invertebrate predators approximately 1-25 mm in length) such as benthic amphipods, ...


18. Photos of quadrat locations for data collection of ASAC project 1313 in ASPA 135 [ASAC_1313_ASPA135_Photos]   PARENT DIF
Photos of quadrat locations for vegetation transects at site ASPA 135. Three photos per page, showing: broad quadrat location within site (left), quadrat locaiton in relation to metal marker fixed ...


19. Samples collected for HPLC pigments, microscopy and flow cytometry for the SAZ-SENSE project [ASAC_2720_filtration]   PARENT DIF
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2720 See the link below for public details on this project. The overall objective is to characterize Southern Ocean marine ecosystems, their influence on ...


20. Assessing UV-B induced DNA damage in Antarctic plants: is desiccation a compounding factor? [ASAC_1310]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1310 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project ---- Increasing UV-radiation over Antarctica each spring may ...


21. Impact of global climate change on Antarctic flora: long-term monitoring and ecophysiological studies of bryophyte community dynamics in the Windmill Islands. [ASAC_1313]   CHILD DIFs
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1313 See the link below for public details on this project. This research will monitor the effect of climate change on bryophyte communities in the ...


22. Sea ice primary production off eastern Antarctica [ASAC_1307]
Sea ice covers up to 20 million km2 of the Southern Ocean. When present it supports a vigorous ecosystem that provides energy and food for all other marine organisms. Using the latest micro sensor ...


23. Cultivation of novel Sub-Antarctic Plants [ASAC_1264]
Metadata record for data expected ASAC Project 1264 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project---- Australia's subantarctic islands are both precious ...


24. Diatom species of the Australian sector of the Southern Ocean [AAS_4078_Diatom_Images]
The collection aims to showcase the range of Southern Ocean diatom species found in the major hydrological provinces of the Australian Sector of the Southern Ocean along the 140 degrees E. The collection ...


25. Electron Microscope Database [em_database]
This database contains information pertaining to the negatives taken by the laboratory since its inception. Both scanning and transmission electron micrographs are catalogued within this database. ...


26. Diatom species and biogenic particle fluxes in the Australian sector of the Subantarctic and Polar Frontal Zones at ~ 1 km depth [AAS_4078_diatoms_biogenic_flux_subantarctic]
Diatom and biogenic particle fluxes were investigated over a two-year and six-year periods at the Subantarctic and Polar Frontal Zones, respectively, in the Australian Sector of the Southern Ocean. ...


27. Ground-based imaging spectroscopy data for estimation of Antarctic moss relative vigour from remotely sensed chlorophyll content and leaf density at ASPA 135 [AAS_4046_Spectroscopy_Moss_Vigour]
(Two supporting figures are contained within the metadata document in the download file) The ground-based imaging spectroscopy data were acquired with the Headwall Photonics Micro-Hyperspec VNIR ...


28. Field measurements of temperature, moisture and photosynthetic activity in three species of moss at Casey over a two week period in January 2003 [ASAC_1313_Moss_Field_Measurements]
Samples were collected at ASPA 135, at the melt lake, northeast side. This metadata record provides data collected during 2002/3 at Casey. Temperature sensors (i-buttons) were inserted into moss ...


29. Biogenic sediment history from diatom remains in cores along Wilkes Land [ASAC_1216]
Preliminary data set contains details of cores processed (eg. sample name/interval, dry weights, reactions, notes) and the methodology used. The future data set will document diatoms observed and ...


30. Effects of UV radiation on community establishment: a global perspective [ASAC_1233]
Increased ultraviolet radiation (UV-A and/or UV-B) may impact on the establishment and structure of a shallow water benthic invertebrate assemblages. A global experiment in more than 8 countries, ...


31. Late Holocene precipitation record from Windmill Island lakes [ASAC_1223]
Antarctic lake cores record a history of precipitation in the preservation of climate sensitive microbial communities. Comprehensive integration of our precipitation records with other climate proxies ...


32. NOAA Shallow-Water Benthic Habitats: Insular Pacific [benthic_habitats]
These datasets represent benthic habitat maps for the nearshore waters of American-affiliated islands throughout the insular Pacific, including Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, CNMI, and Palau. NOAA ...


33. Lake Tahoe, USA Riparian Assessment: Ground Cover Classification [LT_Ground_H2O]
The Lake Tahoe Riparian Assessment interpreted the 1996 digital image files to classify ground cover in the 14 riparian corridors. Ground cover was classified in the following categories: coniferous, ...


34. Return of the megaherbs: plant colonisation of derelict ANARE station buildings on sub-Antarctic Heard Island [ASAC_1187_megaherbs]
From the abstract of the referenced paper: Buildings were constructed and artefacts left behind on sub-Antarctic Heard Island, associated with Antarctic research expeditions since 1926. ...


35. Soil invertebrates of the Windmill Island region [AAS_4100_Soil_Invertebrates]
Samples were collected from: Clark Peninsula (ASPA 136) Bailey Peninsula (ASPA 135) Bailey Peninsula near Casey Station Robinson's Ridge Specific GPS coordinates are given in the download file. ...


36. Global change, biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems on Heard and McDonald Islands: overall [ASAC_1174]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1174 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project ---- Australia's World Heritage listed subantarctic Heard and ...


37. Embolism repair in two species of cushion plants on Macquarie Island [AAS_4192_images]
This data set deals with embolism repair in two species of cushion plants (Colobanthus muscoides and Azorella macquariensis) which grow on Macquarie island and rely on protoxylem for water transport. ...


38. Presence/ Absence data for Azorella dieback at locations on Macquarie Island (2008/09 - 2012/13) [AAS_3095_4024_Azorella_Dieback]
This spreadsheet shows the location and health status of Azorella macquariensis plants in study plots across Macquarie Island between the summers of 2008/09 and 2011/1 2. These locations are presented ...


39. The Biochemistry, Ecology and Organic Geochemistry of Phaeocystis pouchetii communities of Davis Base, Antarctica [ASAC_113]
This metadata record covers ASAC projects 113, 191 and 625. (ASAC_113, ASAC_191, ASAC_625). The total lipid, fatty acid, sterol and pigment composition of water column particulates collected near ...


40. Heard Island Vegetation Survey 1986-1987 and 1987-1988 [Heard_veg_survey_86-88]
Vegetation surveys were conducted on Heard Island during the 1986/87 and 1987/88 Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE). A stratified sampling approach was adopted. Given the limited ...


41. Macquarie Island soil collection site details for 2009/10 season - Azorella dieback project, Macquarie Island [ASAC_3095-Macca-soil-0910-Jared]   PARENT DIF
This data contains the spatial information associated with the sites from which the soil samples were collected. It also contains the initial weights for each soil sample. Soil samples were collected ...


42. Mapping of Poa litorosa and Carex trifida in the Handspike Point area at Macquarie Island 28 March 2003 [ASAC_1015_MIGPS03]
Current positional data for Poa litorosa and Carex trifida at Handspike Point area (Macquarie Island) were collected using Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment and standard observational techniques. ...


43. Understanding the impact of change on Australia's World Heritage subantarctic islands - Anatomy studies of vascular plants Macquarie Island [ASAC_3095_Anatomical_Data]   PARENT DIF
The dataset contains a series of anatomical images of plant specimens collected as part of AAS (ASAC) project 3095 at Macquarie Island during the summer of the 2011/2012 season. Species The four ...


44. Assessment of the impact of human sewage effluent on benthic communities at Macquarie Island [ASAC_996]
Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 996 See the link below for public details on this project. The study investigated the effects of the small sewage outfall on algal epifauna in ...


45. Evaluation of Possible Effects on Rocky Shore Biota from Oil Spillage from the 'Nella Dan' [ASAC_250]
Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 250 See the link below for public details on this project. The study investigated the impacts of oiling on the biota of rocky shores. Five shore ...


46. Measurement of moss growth rates in Antarctica [ASAC_1104]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1104 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project---- Mosses are dominant plants in the vegetation of continental ...


47. Vulnerability of shallow Antarctic invertebrate-dominated ecosystems [ASAC_2201_vulnerability]
Human impacts threaten not only species, but also entire ecosystems. Ecosystems under stress can collapse or transition into different states, potentially reducing biodiversity at a variety of scales. ...


48. Relationship between soil and plant geography on Clark Peninsula [ASAC_1083]
New soil studies in the cold suggest that in the terrestrial ecosystems of the coastal regions of the antarctic continent soil formation and chemical weathering occur to a greater extent than previously ...


49. The phytophenolic complement and phytopharmaceutical potential of snow algae of the Windmill Islands region [ASAC_1099]
Introduction: Snow algae grow under extreme conditions of temperature and high exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. These organisms must have evolved ways to protect their cellular components ...


50. Biodiversity of Microbial mats in Antarctica [ASAC_1049_Micromat]
From the Micromat home page: Research on microbial biodiversity in Antarctica is still in a starting phase though it is a very promising area of research. Antarctica is characterised by its geographical ...


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