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1. A Survey of the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates in Streams and Lakes of Macquarie Island [ASAC_555]
In all, 15 sites on 12 streams were kick-sampled for invertebrates. Eleven fully aquatic taxa were found: a species of Iais (Isopoda: Janiridae); six species of oligochaetes (three enchytraeids, one ...


2. A manipulative field experiment examining the effect of contaminated sediment on the recruitment and recolonisation of soft-sediment infauna. [ASAC_2201_Casey_SRE1]
The effect of location, depth and sediment contamination on recruitment of soft-sediment assemblages were examined in a pilot experiment at Casey Station, East Antarctica. Two locations were used, ...


3. A manipulative field experiment examining the effect of contaminated sediment on the recruitment of soft-sediment infauna (Mar 1998 - Feb 1999). [ASAC_2201_Casey_SRE2]
The effect of location and sediment contamination on recruitment of soft-sediment assemblages were examined in field experiment at Casey Station, East Antarctica. Four locations were used, a polluted ...


4. A manipulative field experiment examining the effect of heavy metal and hydrocarbon contaminated sediment on the recruitment of soft-sediment infauna. [ASAC_2201_Casey_SRE3]
The effects of hyrdocarbon and heavy metal contamination of marine sediments on recruitment of soft-sediment assemblages were examined in a field experiment at Casey Station, East Antarctica. Three ...


5. A manipulative field experiment examining the recruitment of mobile epifauna to hard-substratum at potentially impacted and control locations. [ASAC_2201_Casey_tiles_1_mobile]
The recruitment of mobile epifauna on hard-substratum was examined in a field experiment using tiles. A total of 160 tiles were deployed at five locations, with 32 tiles at each location, arranged ...


6. A manipulative field experiment examining the recruitment of sessile epifauna to hard-substratum at potentially impacted and control locations. [ASAC_2201_Casey_tiles_1_sessile]
The recruitment of epifauna (sessile and mobile) on hard-substratum was examined in a field experiment using tiles. A total of 160 tiles were deployed at five locations, with 32 tiles at each location, ...


7. Abundance, Life-cycle and Potential Productivity of 'Euphausia superba' and its Relationship With Other Zooplankton in Prydz Bay, Antarctica [ASAC_229]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 229 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstracts of some of the referenced papers: In January 1985 a net sampling survey ...


8. Antifreeze molecules in Nototheniid fish around Davis Station, Antarctica [ASAC_2050]
A report completed as part of this project is available for download from the URL given below. Extracts of the report are presented in the metadata record. See the report for full details. Several ...


9. Assessing the impact of contaminated sediments on hard-substrate Antarctic marine communities [ASAC_2691]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2691 See the link below for public details on this project. Contaminants may persist in marine sediments and be re-suspended during storms or by the activity ...


10. Australia's Census of Antarctic Marine Life project [ASAC_2792]   CHILD DIFs
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2792 See the link below for public details on this project. Australia's Census of Antarctic Marine Life project. This project is a part of the international ...


11. Bathymetry of three lakes in the Vestfold Hills - Ace, Ekho and Pendant [ASAC_2647_lake_bathymetry]
Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2647 See the link below for public details on this project. This project required that water sampling be conducted at the deep point in Ace, ...


12. Biogeography in saline lake dinoflagellates: evolutionary jumps between limnic and marine systems [ASAC_3022]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 3022. Public The Vestfold Hills contains a suite of marine derived brackish to saline lakes that have simple food webs dominated by microorganisms, ...


13. Cascading effects of global climate change on near shore benthic communities in the Antarctic [ASAC_2300]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2300 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project---- Antarctic reefs, like their tropical counterparts, harbour ...


14. Comparative Study of the Composition and Transport of Particulate Biogenic Matter in the Shelf, Slope and Pelagic Watercolumn of Prydz Bay [ASAC_288]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 288 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstract of the referenced paper: In January-February 1991, ...


15. Comparative study of processes controlling carbon export in Southern Ocean environments characterised by a different hydrodynamical and ecological functioning [ASAC_1343]
Preliminary Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 1343 See the link below for public details on this project. Comparative study of the processes controlling carbon export in Southern ...


16. Contribution of dinoflagellates to Antarctic coastal zone carbon flux [ASAC_988]
Some scanning electron microscope images were taken of dinoflagellates sampled as part of this project. A catlogue of the images taken is provided as part of the download file at the url given below. ...


17. Copies of field and lab books associated with ASAC project 2201 - Natural variability and human induced change in Antarctic nearshore marine benthic communities [ASAC_2201_field_lab_books]   PARENT DIF
These are the scanned electronic copies of field and lab books used at Casey Station and Davis Station between 1997 and 2012 as part of ASAC (AAS) project 2201 - Natural variability and human induced ...


18. Datasets of rubbish collection around the Casey area [ASAC_2207_Casey]
Debris have been collected on an opportunistic basis around Casey station and entered in a database classifying them by type and amounts. The aim of this dataset is to evaluate how much and what kind ...


19. Depth related changes in the composition of marine soft sediment infaunal invertebrate communities - faunal composition data - Casey 2006/07. [ASAC_2201_Depth_Experiment]
Depth related changes in the composition of infaunal invertebrate communities were investigated at two sites in the Windmill Islands around Casey station, East Antarctica, during the 2006/07 summer. ...


20. Depth related changes in the composition of marine soft sediment infaunal invertebrate communities - sediment characteristics data - Casey 2006/07. [ASAC_2201_Depth_Sediment]
Depth related changes in sediment characteristics and the composition of infaunal invertebrate communities were investigated at two sites in the Windmill Islands around Casey station, East Antarctica, ...


21. Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films (DGT) Methodology for Selective and Spatially Discriminating Binding of Metal Ions [ASAC_2665]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2665 See the link below for public details on this project. The Antarctic environment with its harsh climatic conditions, minimal human activity and its ...


22. Direct Molecular Analysis of Antarctica and Southern Ocean Microbial Communities [ASAC_867]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 867 See the link below for public details on this project. Dataset Sea-ice bacteria data are associated with ASAC_1012 and included there Data for bacteria ...


23. Distribution and Viability of Zooplankton Eggs from Anoxic Sediments from the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica [ASAC_706]
Data set contains sediment cores from three saline lakes in the Vestfold Hills. The three lakes are Ace Lake, Lake Pendant and Lake Abraxas. Short cores from each lake are sectioned into 1 cm intervals. ...


24. Effects of Enhanced UV-B on Sea Ice Algae [ASAC_765]
From the abstract of some of the papers: It has been suggested that increased springtime UVB radiation caused by stratospheric ozone depletion is likely to reduce primary production and induce changes ...


25. Exopolysaccharides from Antarctic bacteria [ASAC_2348]
Exopolysaccharide (EPS) is complex sugar made by many microbes in the Antarctic marine environment. This project seeks to understand the ecological role of microbial EPS in the Southern Ocean, where ...


26. Experimental studies into growth and ageing of krill [ASAC_2337]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) Project 2337. An excel spreadsheet is available for download from the URL given below. The spreadsheet contains three worksheets: - a summary of the data ...


27. Functional dynamics of the microbial loop in saline lakes of the Vestfold Hills [ASAC_919]
Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 919. See the link below for public details on this project. The plankton dynamics of Ace Lake, a sline, meromictic basin in the Vestfold Hills, ...


28. Have stream invertebrate communities of Macquarie Island changed over 15 years and are they likely to respond to climate changes or other environmental factors? [ASAC_2918]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2918 See the link below for public details on this project. This project will assess the extent of changes to the freshwater stream invertebrate communities ...


29. Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI) Marine Ecosystem [ASAC_2388]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2388 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project ---- The HIMI Ecosystem Project is aimed at examining key predators ...


30. Heavy metal concentrations in marine sediments around Casey station, East Antarctica - long-term monitoring [ASAC_2201_Long-term_Sediment_Metals]
Sediment cores (5cm diameter x 10cm deep), collected as part of the long-term monitoring of the Thala Valley waste disposal site clean-up (Casey station), were sectioned and a portion of each core ...


31. Impact of viscosity on the morphology and swimming behaviour of motile bacterioplankton, phytoplankton and protozooplankton [ASAC_2382]
Metadata record for data expected ASAC Project 2382 See the link below for public details on this project. This entry contains: Locations for sampling sites for ASAC project 2382 on voyage 3 of the ...


32. Infaunal marine invertebrate fauna inside and outside of bacterial mats, Casey 2006-07 [ASAC_2201_Bacterial_Mat_Infauna]
Infaunal marine invertebrates were collected from inside and outside of patches of white bacterial mats from several sites in the Windmill Islands, Antarctica, around Casey station during the 2006-07 ...


33. Investigating the relation between aerosol optical depth, dimethylsulphide production and phytoplankton dynamics in the Antarctic Southern Ocean [ASAC_2319]
---- Public Summary from Project ---- Understanding the strength of possible biological feedbacks is crucial to the science of climate change. This project aims to improve our understanding of one ...


34. Iron content of Southern Ocean phytoplankton: implications for carbon transfer to the deep sea [ASAC_2297]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2297: Iron content of Southern Ocean phytoplankton: implications for carbon transfer to the deep sea. Data on size-fractionated distribution of suspended ...


35. Kelp rafts in the Southern Ocean: intercontinental travel for sessile and semi-sessile organisms. [ASAC_2914]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2914 See the link below for public details on this project. Can animals raft between countries on floating seaweed? We aim to answer that question using ...


36. Limnological and nearshore diatom communities of Macquarie Island: proxies of subantarctic climate change? [ASAC_2663]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2663 See the link below for public details on this project. Public Summary Macquarie Island offers scientists a unique laboratory for investigating subantarctic ...


37. Macroalgal responses to heavy metals and varying light levels at Casey Station [ASAC_2201_Runcie]   PARENT DIF
1. In situ chlorophyll fluorescence measurements using pulse amplitude technique (PAM) of macroalga Desmarestia menziesii, assessing adaptation to high light exposure after sea ice breakout, and impact ...


38. Metagenomics of Antarctic Lakes: a Model for Defining Microbial Biogeochemical Processes in the Cold [ASAC_2899]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2899 See the link below for public details on this project. We conducted a genomic analysis of Archaea and Bacteria collected from lakes in the Vestfold ...


39. Metagenomics of Antarctic Lakes: a Model for Defining Microbial Biogeochemical Processes in the Cold - Ace Lake Data [ASAC_2899_Ace]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2899 See the link below for public details on this project. We conducted a genomic analysis of Archaea and Bacteria collected from lakes in the Vestfold ...


40. Methanotrophs in Antarctica [ASAC_869]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 869 See the link below for public details on this project. Dataset included are for the characterisation of methanotrophs from saline lakes of the Vestfold ...


41. Microbial silica redispersal within the Southern Ocean [ASAC_2307]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2307 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project ---- The project investigates microbial life in the Southern ...


42. Molecular Taxonomy of an Antarctic, Mycoplasma-like Organism: Sequence of the 16S Ribosomal RNA Gene [ASAC_504]
An obligately anaerobic bacterium that lacked a cell wall was isolated from the hypolimnion of Ace Lake, Antarctica. Cells were very pleomorphic, forming cocci, filaments up to 25 micrometres in ...


43. Natural variability and human induced change in Antarctic nearshore marine benthic communities - Parent Metadata Record [ASAC_2201]   CHILD DIFs
The natural world is a mosaic of different habitats and biological communities; the tiles of this mosaic may be small but the patterns formed can be measured at many scales from metres to thousands ...


44. Occupancy surveys of Adelie penguin breeding distribution in Kemp Land, 2007-2008 [ASAC_2722_Occupancy_Surveys_Kemp200708]   PARENT DIF
An occupancy survey of Adelie penguin breeding distribution to the west of Mawson was carried out in 2007/08. General details of the occupancy surveys are given in the overall metadata record. Details ...


45. Occupancy surveys of Adelie penguin breeding distribution in the Australian Antarctica Territory [ASAC_2722_Occupancy_Surveys]   CHILD DIFs   PARENT DIF
The current distribution of Adelie penguin breeding colonies in the AAT is being mapped through a series of 'occupancy' surveys. A GIS of potential Adelie penguin breeding habitat was developed by ...


46. Occupancy surveys of Adelie penguin breeding distribution in the Robinson Group of Islands, 2005-2006 [ASAC_2722_Occupancy_Surveys_Robinson200506]   PARENT DIF
An occupancy survey of Adelie penguin breeding distribution in the Robinson Group of islands was carried out in 2005/06. General details of the occupancy surveys are given in the overall metadata ...


47. Ocean Drilling Program Participation [ASAC_413]
The Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) has been the largest cooperative marine geology program in history. The Australian Antarctic Division contributed to the Australian ODP budget while ODP was drilling ...


48. Organic Geochemical Studies on Peat Deposits from Macquarie Island [ASAC_87]
Data are extracted from the paper by S. A. Pickering and B.D. Batts, &Patterns of Mono- and Difunctional Carboxylic Acids in Hydrothermal Leachates of Soil and Peat Humates: Geological and Environmental ...


49. Palaeoclimate Analysis of Sediment Cores from the Fjords and Lakes of the Vestfold Hills [ASAC_784]
From the abstracts of some of the referenced papers: The relationship between surface sediment diatom assemblages and measured limnological variables in 33 coastal Antarctic lakes was examined by ...


50. Past and Present Freshwater Lake Environments on Macquarie Island [ASAC_539]
Samples were collected between 1998 and 1992 on Macquarie Island from existing water bodies and from exposed lake sediments up to 14,000 years old. The dataset comprises a taxa list of 131 non-marine ...


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