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1. Environmental Atlas of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin [USGS_OFR_2002_206]
The story of Lake Pontchartrain and its surrounding Basin is a fascinating saga. Created at the end of the last Ice Age, this estuary is much more than just a magnificent natural resource. It has ...


2. The potential and actual threats of introduced organisms to sub-Antarctic islands [ASAC_1187]   CHILD DIFs
This project aims to evaluate the potential and actual threats of introduced organisms by way of ANARE and ecotourism activities to Australias subantarctic islands of Heard and McDonald Is and Macquarie ...


3. The potential and actual threats of introduced organisms to sub-Antarctic islands - do subantarctic expeditions pose a risk for the introduction of alien species? [ASAC_1187_Aliens]   PARENT DIF
The main objective for this study was to establish whether subantarctic expeditions pose a risk for the introduction of alien species. Our main focus was the examination of the logistic operations ...


4. Global change, biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems on Heard and McDonald Islands [ASAC_1180]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1180 Global change, biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems on Heard and McDonald Islands: statistical models for monitoring ...


5. Prevalence of viruses and parasites in populations of house mice on Macquarie Island [ASAC_1183]
Little information exists on risks of disease introduced into environments from exotic species. House mice remain prevalent on Macquarie Island, and may interfere with the subantarctic community there ...


6. NMFS Reef Survey Forms [gov.noaa.ncdc.C01027]
The Reef Environmental Survey Project (REEF) mission to educate and enlist divers in the conservation of marine habitats is accomplished primarily through its Fish Survey Project. The Project was ...


7. Effect of spatial and temporal variation in marine productivity on energy acquisition in southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina [ASAC_1171]
The demographic performance of high level antarctic predators is ultimately determined by the oceanic processes that influence the spatial and temporal distribution of primary productivity. This study ...


8. Diet results from Adelie penguins at Bechervaise Island and Whitney Point, 2012-2013 [AAS_4088_Adelie_Diet]
These spreadsheets provide the proportions of prey DNA sequences in the scats of Adelie penguins at Bechervaise Island and Whitney Point in East Antarctica. Samples were collected during two stages ...


9. IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) Observed Climate Change Impacts Database [CIESIN_SEDAC_IPCC_OBSERVED]
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessement Report (AR4) Observed Climate Change Impacts Database contains observed responses to climate change across a wide range of systems ...


10. 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) [CIESIN_SEDAC_ESI_2005]
The 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 146 countries. The index provides a composite profile of national ...


11. Effects of Elevated UV Irradiation and CO2 Levels on Antarctic and Subantarctic Plants, Including Implications for Ecosystem Management [ASAC_115]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 115 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstract of the referenced paper: Umbilicaria decussata, Usnea sphacelata, Ceratodon ...


12. Aliens in Antarctica - Clothing Item and Propagule data [Aliens_in_Antarctica_visitor_data]   PARENT DIF
In the 2007/2008 southern summer season a stratified random selection of travellers to the Antarctic were sampled for propagules on their way to Antarctica or sub-Antarctic islands. This dataset ...


13. Geographic variations in underwater male Weddell seal Trills suggest breeding area fidelity [ASAC_1132-2]
Adult Weddell seals (Leptonychotes weddellii) exhibit site fidelity to where they first breed but juveniles, and perhaps transient adult males, may disperse from their natal location. If there is ...


14. Leopard and Weddell seal program [ASAC_1144]
2000/2001 season 31 quad based surveys were conducted along the pack-ice edge to identify where leopard seals could be accessed. 31 one hour aerial surveys were also conducted to identify the position ...


15. Weddell Seal underwater calling rates during the winter and spring near Mawson Station, Antarctica [ASAC_1132-1]
During the winter and spring of 2002, underwater calling rates were measured near mid-day on an opportunistic basis at 7 breeding sites and, at two breeding sites, over 24 hour periods once a month. ...


16. 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 ...


17. The dispersal of benthic marine invertebrates by kelp rafts in the Southern Ocean [ASAC_2163]
Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2163 See the link below for public details on this project. Records of observations of kelp rafts passing within 50 m of one side of the vessel ...


18. Population status of Southern Giant Petrels at Hawker and Frazier Islands [AAS_3154]
Metadata record for data from AAS project 3154 (ASAC_3154). Public Summary This project aims to install automated cameras at the Southern Giant Petrel (SGP) breeding site(s) on the Frazier Islands ...


19. Assessment of the potential for microbial contamination of antarctic terrestrial habitats resulting from human activities (previously ASAC 870) [ASAC_1093]
This project was a continuation of ASAC project 870 (ASAC_870). The aim of the project is to assess the possible routes for the carriage of microorganisms by humans to Antarctic soil habitats. Such ...


20. Energy requirements and daily food consumption of crabeater seals in the Antarctic winter pack-ice [ASAC_1090]
Although the most abundant of all mammalian predators in the Antarctic marine ecosystem, crabeater seals are also one of the least understood. The most fundamental question of all - how many are ...


21. Studies of Beaks and Parasites of Antarctic Cephalopods [ASAC_11]
Metadata record for data expected ASAC Project 11 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstract of the referenced paper: The Australian Antarctic ...


22. Important marine habitat off east Antarctica revealed by two decades of multi-species predator tracking [AAS_3227_predicted_habitat]
From the abstract of the referenced paper: Satellite telemetry data are a key source of animal distribution information for marine ecosystem management and conservation activities. We used two decades ...


23. Impacts of the feral house mouse (Mus musculus) on spiders on subantarctic Macquarie Island [ASAC_104_mice]
Macquarie Island is a Nature Reserve under the Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Act 1970 and also a World Heritage Area but it has been modified significantly as the result of the introduction ...


24. Introduced Collembola from Subantarctic islands [ASAC_1043]
From the abstract for the referenced paper. Alien invertebrates pose considerable threats to subantarctic island ecosystems and with warming climates, because the likelihood of immigrants establishing ...


25. Biology of Antarctic Algae [ASAC_102]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 102 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstracts of some of the referenced papers: Six species of marine microalgae, namely ...


26. Invertebrate Monitoring on Macquarie Island [ASAC_104]
The objectives of this project were: To monitor wind transported insects to Macquarie Island to establish which species can disperse long distances on wind in the Subantarctic and from where they ...


27. Changes in vegetation on Macquarie Island 2000 to 2007 [ASAC_1015_macca_veg_change]
Taken from the report in the download file: Plot data and satellite imagery were used to examine changes in vegetation between 2000 and 2007. These data were examined in light of changes in rabbit ...


28. Macquarie Island nature reserve vertebrate pests and reserve management program [ASAC_101]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 101 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstracts of some of the referenced papers: The diets of Mus musculus and Rattus rattus ...


29. Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctic Terrestrial Ecosystems [RiSCC]: the periantarctic region [ASAC_1015]
This project is looking at how subantarctic plants and ecosystems will respond to climate change. Global warming is already causing changes in terrestrial ecosystems, and the effects on terrestrial ...


30. Vegetation communities, species distribution and foliar morphology as indicators of climate change on Marion Island [ASAC_1015_MarionIs]
Altitudinal variations in vegetation community composition, species ranges and foliar morphology were collected on subantarctic Marion Island. Two altitudinal transects on the eastern slopes of the ...


31. Foraging of royal penguins and its relationship to the Antarctic Polar Frontal Zone [ASAC_1001]
The factors that control the number of animals in a population are often difficult to understand. However, this basic understanding is central to managing those populations and assessing how they ...


32. APIS - Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's [APIS]
APIS data were collected between 1994 and 1999. This dataset also includes some historical data collected between 1985 and 1987. Both aerial and ship-board surveys were conducted. Studies on the behaviour ...


33. Atlas of Community-Based Monitoring in a Changing Arctic (Arctic CBM) [ELOKA033]
This atlas showcases Arctic communities actively involved in observing social and environmental change. It was designed to highlight the many community-based monitoring (CBM) and traditional knowledge ...


34. Quantifying the effects of long term environmental change on World Heritage Macquarie Island - Palaeoecological data from a lake sediment core on Macquarie Island. [AAS_3117]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) Project 3117 See the link below for public details on this project. Public Climate change and feral animals are having profound effects on Macquarie Island, ...


35. Measurements and brooding details of Abatus collected at Casey 01/02 and 02/03 [ABATUS_SIZE_YOUNG]   PARENT DIF
This data set describes details of test measurements and numbers of brooded juveniles for Abatus nimrodi and Abatus ingens heart urchins collected from uncontaminated sites in O'Brien Bay and along ...


36. Reconstructing the foraging ecology and molecular evolution of sub-Antarctic penguins: A pilot study [AAS_3203]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) Project 3203 See the link below for public details on this project. Public Summary High-order predators rely on the productivity of the Southern Ocean marine ...


37. Spatial analysis of changing terrestrial ecosystems in the Windmill Islands and the sub-Antarctic [AAS_3130]   CHILD DIFs
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 3130. Public High latitude terrestrial ecosystems are experiencing rapid change, which is most likely caused by climate change, human impacts, and ...


38. Molecular ecology of key Southern Ocean predators [AAS_2926]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 2926. Public Summary DNA based approaches will be used to study key features of the ecology of whales, penguins and krill. Standard methods cannot ...


39. Population estimates of emperor penguins, Mawson coast, Antarctica [ASAC_484]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 484 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project ---- Emperor penguins are the only birds that breed in the Antarctic ...


40. Population genetics of east Antarctic sea urchins [AAS_3051_urchin_genetics]   PARENT DIF
Population connectivity and gene flow in near shore Antarctic Echinoids (Sterechinus neumayeri, Abatus nimrodi and Abatus ingens) was investigated in East Antarctica. This data set consists of microsatellite ...


41. A guide to the fish otoliths from waters off the Australian Antarctic Territory, Heard and Macquarie Islands [AADC-00043]
Otoliths from 76 fish species are illustrated and described as an aid to the identification of stomach contents of Antarctic birds and mammals. Material was obtained from waters off Australian Antarctic ...


42. Aurora Australis Voyage 1 (THIRST) 1993-94 Demersal Fish Data [AADC-00073]
This dataset contains the data from Voyage 1 1993-94 of the Aurora Australis. The observations were taken from around Heard Island between August and September 1993. The data contains temperature, ...


43. Aurora Australis Voyage 6 (AAMBER2) 1990-91 Pelagic Fish Data [AADC-00082]
This dataset contains the data from Voyage 6 1990-91 of the Aurora Australis. The observations were taken from the Prydz Bay area, Antarctica in January and February 1991. The data contains the results ...


44. Aurora Australis Voyage 6 (AAMBER2) 1990-91 Zooplankton Data [AADC-00083]
This dataset contains results from the Aurora Australis Voyage 6 1990-91. Surveys of krill and other zooplankton were taken in Prydz Bay, Antarctica between January and February 1991. Species identity ...


45. Aurora Australis Voyage 6 (FISHOG) 1991-92 Heard Island Fish Data [AADC-00080]
This dataset contains the data from Voyage 6 (FISHOG) 1991-92 of the Aurora Australis. The observations were taken from the Heard Island area in January and February 1992. The data contains temperature ...


46. Aurora Australis Voyage 7 (KROCK) 1992-93 Zooplankton Data [AADC-00071]
This dataset contains results from the Aurora Australis Voyage 7 (KROCK) 1992-93, related to mesoscale distribution of krill and zooplankton communities in Prydz Bay in relation to physical and biological ...


47. Aurora Australis Voyage 7.2 (HIMS) 1989-90 Heard Island Fish Data [AADC-00075]
This dataset contains the data from Voyage 7.2 (HIMS) 1989-90 of the Aurora Australis. There were three objectives of the fish program: To assess the distribution and abundance of demersal fish on ...


48. Aurora Australis Voyage 7.2 (HIMS) 1989-90 Heard Island Zooplankton Data [AADC-00098]
This dataset contains the data from Voyage 7.2 1989-90 of the Aurora Australis. The observations were taken from around Heard Island between May and June 1990. The objective of the zooplankton program ...


49. Ctenophores of the Southern Ocean [AADC-00025]
This dataset is a document describing the Ctenophores of the Southern Ocean. It lists all the known species and with illustrated diagrams provides a guide to their taxonomic identification. The document ...


50. Ducks and Mallards of Macquarie Island [AADC-00031]
(Abstract from 'The ducks of Macquarie Island') Early reference to waterfowl on Macquarie Island and observations made by ANARE expeditioners between 1949 and 1985 are reviewed and discussed. Apart ...


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