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Conservation of plant biodiversity in Antarctica - a genetic approach
Entry ID: ASAC_2152

Abstract: Samples from Macquarie Island were collected between 1998 and 1999. Samples from Heard Island were collected during 2000. Terrestrial vegetation in Antarctica is restricted to isolated populations of mosses, lichens and algae, with a few higher plants on subantarctic islands. Little is known of the biodiversity, origins or dispersal of these plants, and current conservation measures are based ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -52.95   S: -53.21   E: 73.87   W: 73.23
Min Altitude: 0 METRES Max Altitude: 170 METRES
Min Depth: 0 METRES Max Depth: 0.5 METRES
  N: -54.48   S: -54.78   E: 158.97   W: 158.76
  N: -66.27   S: -66.29   E: 110.55   W: 110.48
  N: -67.55   S: -67.65   E: 62.9   W: 62.84
  N: -68.54   S: -68.61   E: 77.99   W: 77.91

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Skotnicki, M.
Dataset Title: Conservation of plant biodiversity in Antarctica - a genetic approach
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-04-10
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-11-01
Stop Date: 2004-03-31
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Quality Very small plant samples collected. The spatial quality of the dataset is poor. Site locations are poorly described, and would be difficult to replicate.

Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:

Dr Mary Skotnicki and Dr Jennie Whinam visited ASPA 135 NE Bailey Peninsula, to remeasure moss growth ... View entire text
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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: 80 KB
Distribution Format: excel
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 2 6257 0501
Email: mary.skotnicki at
Email: skotnicki at
Contact Address:
Research School of Biological Sciences
Australia National University
PO Box 475
City: Canberra
Province or State: ACT
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
Bradner J.R., Sidhu R.K., Yee B., Skotnicki M.L., Selkirk P.M., Nevalainen K.M.H. (2000), A new microfungal isolate, Embellisia sp., associated with the Antarctic moss Bryum argenteum, Polar Biology, 23, 730-732
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-08