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Environmental parameters (1955-2012) for echinoids distribution modelling on the Kerguelen Plateau
Entry ID: Environmental_Kerguelen_Plateau_1955_2012

Abstract: Environmental variables in the region of the Kerguelen Plateau compiled from different sources and provided in the ascii raster format. Mean surface and seafloor temperature, salinity and their respective amplitude data are available on the time coverage 1955-2012 and over five decades: 1955 to 1964, 1965 to 1974, 1975 to 1984, 1985 to 1994 and 1995 to 2012. N/A was set as the no data reference.
Future projections are provided for several parameters: they were modified after the Bio-ORACLE database (Tyberghein et al. 2012). They are based on three IPCC scenarii (B1, AIB, A2) for years 2100 and 2200 (IPCC, 4th report).

Purpose: The dataset belongs to a toolkit of both occurrences and environmental parameters that may be used in species distribution modelling. The environmental descriptors provided in the dataset were compiled from different sources. They were selected according to their relevance to echinoid ecology.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -46.0   S: -56.0   E: 83.0   W: 61.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Guillaumot, C., Martin , A., Fabri-Ruiz, S., Eleaume, M. and Saucede, T.
Dataset Title: Environmental parameters (1955-2012) for echinoids distribution modelling on the Kerguelen Plateau
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2016-07-20
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1955-01-01
Stop Date: 2012-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 11 Kilometre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 11 Kilometre(s)
Quality Environmental data were sized up with R3.3.0 software (R Core Team 2015) to better fit the sampling area of where echinoids occur on the Kerguelen Plateau (63 degrees/81 degrees W; -46 degrees/-56 degrees S). They were set up to a 0.1 degree grid-cell spatial resolution with origin fixed at 0 (top left corner). Seafloor temperature, salinity, oxygen and nutrient concentration data were generated ... View entire text
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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: 6.6 MB
Distribution Format: raster
Fees: Free
Email: charleneguillaumot21 at
Contact Address:
UMR 6282 Biogeosciences
Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comte, CNRS, 6 bd Gabriel
CNRS, 6 bd Gabriel
City: Dijon
Postal Code: 21000
Country: France
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Douglass LL, Turner J, Grantham HS, Kaiser S, Constable A, Nicoll R, Raymond B, Post A, Brandt A, Beaver D (2014), A hierarchical classification of benthic biodiversity and assessment of protected areas in the Southern Ocean., PloS one, 9, 7, doi:doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100551
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-07-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-20