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Experiments to determine the processes governing the colonization of micro-organisms in extreme Antarctic fellfields
Entry ID: K015_1982_1983_NZ_1

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Abstract: In Antarctica, moisture, temperature and other climatic regimes and the quality and stability of the prevailing mineral substrate act as extreme limiting factors for colonization by microbes, cryptograms and invertebrates. Ice free areas of coarse or fine mineral debris are known as fellfields. The microclimatic and edaphic features of fellfields and the processes governing their colonization ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68
  N: -77.55   S: -77.55   E: 166.15   W: 166.15
  N: -77.83   S: -77.83   E: 164.17   W: 164.17
  N: -77.53   S: -77.53   E: 161.55   W: 161.55
  N: -77.83   S: -77.83   E: 160.87   W: 160.87
  N: -77.82   S: -77.82   E: 160.8   W: 160.8
  N: -77.43   S: -77.43   E: 160.4   W: 160.4
  N: -77.42   S: -77.42   E: 161.02   W: 161.02
  N: -77.35   S: -77.35   E: 161.17   W: 161.17

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-11-24
Stop Date: 1983-01-20
Quality All of the investigators personal data was stored with BAS Archives after his death. Some personal effects were returned to his next of kin. The available data includes:

1.24. 'Antarctic slides. Ross Dependency'. 1982-99. (Most returned in album to Mrs Wynn-Williams May 2005. Selection of work images retained. ... View entire text
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Wynn-Williams, D.D. 1988. Microbial colonization of Antarctic fellfield soils. In: Megusar F (ed) Proc 4th Intern Symp Microbial Ecol, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, pp 191–200

Wynn-Williams, D.D. 1990b. Microbial colonization processes in Antarctic fellfield soils—an experimental overview. Proc Natl Inst Polar Res 3: 164–178

Wynn-Williams, D.D. 1985. ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23