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Structure and floristic composition of the Heard Island "Pool Complex" Community
Entry ID: ASAC_255

Abstract: The stratigraphy, hydrology and vegetation of the Heard Island (sub-Antarctic; 53 deg. 05'S, 73 deg. 30'E) 'pool complex' bogs are described. Spatial variation in processes that might have contributed to their formation are discussed. This community occurs where drainage has been impeded, with Callitriche antarctia being the indicator species. Particular attention is paid to the interaction of the ... View entire text
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  N: -53.0   S: -54.0   E: 73.0   W: 72.0

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Dataset Originator/Creator: Whinam, J..
Dataset Title: Structure and floristic composition of the Heard Island "Pool Complex" Community
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-09-30
Stop Date: 1987-10-31
Quality At each of the nine study sites transects were subjectively located along a compass bearing that coincided with the long section of the pool complex. At most sites a second transect was located at right angles to the first. This method allowed extensive sampling of variation within and between pool complexes. Both transects extended to the margins of the pools. Along the set transect-lines, ... View entire text
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Whinam J. (1989), Structure and floristic composition of the Heard Island 'pool complex' community., Polar Biology, 9, 499-503
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