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Distribution and Dynamics of Vegetation in Relation to Natural Disturbance Factors, Heard and McDonald Islands
Entry ID: ASAC_423

Abstract: Metadata record for data expected ASAC Project 423
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Eight species of vascular plants were previously known from subantarctic Heard Island. three additional species, Montia fontana, Ranunculus biternatus and Poa annua, were discovered during the 1986 austral summer. Details of their habitat and ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -52.95   S: -53.21   E: 73.9   W: 73.24

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Peterson, J. and Scott, J.
Dataset Title: Distribution and Dynamics of Vegetation in Relation to Natural Disturbance Factors, Heard and McDonald Islands
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-09-30
Stop Date: 1995-03-31
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Scott J.J. (1989), New records of vascular plants from Heard Island., Polar Record, 25, 152, 37-42

Scott J.J. (1990), Changes in vegetation on Heard Island 1947-1987., Antarctic Ecosystems: Ecological Change and Conservation., 61-76
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-13