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Molecular studies of the origins and dispersal patterns of invertebrates in the Antarctic and subantarctic
Entry ID: ASAC_2355

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We will measure biodiversity of ecologically-important invertebrates (Collembola) in Antarctica, the sub-antarctic islands, and in Australia and New Zealand. Using molecular and morphological techniques we will contribute to understanding of species ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.1   S: -53.15   E: 73.53   W: 73.53
  N: -54.5   S: -54.8   E: 158.94   W: 158.74
  N: -66.25   S: -69.75   E: 110.5   W: 62.7

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Sunnucks, P. and Greenslade, P.
Dataset Title: Molecular studies of the origins and dispersal patterns of invertebrates in the Antarctic and subantarctic
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-05-17
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-09-30
Stop Date: 2006-03-31

Start Date: 2008-03-04
Stop Date: 2008-03-13
Quality The transects that were used for the amphipods were calculated by GPS for the beginning and end of each transect. The intermediate points were measured on the ground by tape measure, (every four meters) and plotted manually on the computer. Eastings and Northings for the intermediates were calculated on-screen.

All other points were gathered using GPS in the field.

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 143 kb
Distribution Format: excel, word
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 9479 2264
Fax: +61 3 9479 2480
Email: p.sunnucks at
Contact Address:
Department of Genetics
La Trobe University
Province or State: Victoria
Postal Code: 3083
Country: Australia
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Stevens M.I., Greenslade P., Hogg I.D., Sunnucks P. (2006), Proceedings of the SMBE Tri-National Young Investigators Workshop 2005 - Southern Hemisphere Springtails: Could any have survived glaciation of Antarctica?, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23, 5, 874-882
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05