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Nitrogen studies in sub-Antarctic terrestrial environments
Entry ID: ASAC_1022

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1022
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Nitrogen studies in subantarctic terrestrial environments Nitrogen is the most important nutrient that plants take up from the soil. Different forms of soil nitrogen exist and plants differ in their ability to access these forms. We are determining the ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.55   S: -54.75   E: 158.9   W: 158.8

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Schmidt, S.
Dataset Title: Nitrogen studies in sub-Antarctic terrestrial environments
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-09-30
Stop Date: 2001-03-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

From the methods section of one of the referenced papers:

Macquarie Island
The mean annual temperature of the island at sea level is 5 degrees C and the daily fluctuation is small, on average 1-1.5 degrees C. Similarly, annual temperatures display only small changes ... View entire text
Access Constraints PDF copies of two of the referenced publications are available for download from the provided URL to AAD staff only.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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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: 1247 kb
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Phone: +61 7 3365 2732
Fax: +61 7 3365 1699
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Contact Address:
The University of Queensland
Province or State: Queensland
Postal Code: 4072
Country: Australia
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Erskine P.D., Bergstrom D.M., Schmidt S., Stewart G.R., Tweedie C.E., Shaw J.D. (1998), Subantarctic Macquarie Island - a model ecosystem for studying animal-derived nitrogen sources using 15 N natural abundance., Oecologia, 117, 187-193
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24