Have stream invertebrate communities of Macquarie Island changed over 15 years and are they likely to respond to climate changes or other environmental factors?Entry ID: ASAC_2918
Abstract: 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 of Macquarie Island since they were last sampled 15 years ago. It will also assess whether spatial variation in these stream communities is related to changes in water temperature, it will ... experimentally examine the temperature tolerance of these freshwater taxa and will provide a long-term dataset to assess future changes, including those resulting from climate change. The use of stream macroinvertebrates as biomonitoring tools to detect impacts from human activities on Macquarie Island and other sub-Antarctic Islands will be examined.
The download file contains a pdf document with several side-by-side comparison images taken in 1992 by Richard Marchant during his studies for ASAC project 555 (ASAC_555), "A Survey of the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates in Streams and Lakes of Macquarie Island", and in 2010 by James Doube.
Also see the metadata record "Stream invertebrate communities of Macquarie Island" (AAS_3261) for more information.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Nugegoda, D, Kefford, B., King, C.K. and Marchant, R.
Dataset Title: Have stream invertebrate communities of Macquarie Island changed over 15 years and are they likely to respond to climate changes or other environmental factors?
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-02-07
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 2007-09-30Stop Date: 2008-03-31
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INDICATOR SPECIES
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > RIVERS/STREAMS
Quality The figures provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints These data are available for download from the provided URL.
Copies of the associated publications are available to AAD staff only.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_2918 when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2 MB
Distribution Format: PDF
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 9925 7150
Email: dayanthi at rmit.edu.au
RMIT School Of Applied Sciences
Province or State: VIC
Postal Code: 3083
Marchant, R., Kefford, B.J., Wasley, J., King, C.K., Doube, J. and Nugegoda, D. (2011), Response of stream invertebrate communities to vegetation damage from overgrazing by exotic rabbits on subantarctic Macquarie Island, Marine and Freshwater Research, 62, 404-413
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23