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Impacts of the feral house mouse (Mus musculus) on spiders on subantarctic Macquarie Island
Entry ID: ASAC_104_mice

Abstract: Macquarie Island is a Nature Reserve under the Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Act 1970 and also a World Heritage Area but it has been modified significantly as the result of the introduction and establishment of exotic species including the house mouse, Mus musculus (Brothers and Copson 1988). Current attitudes favour the reversal of changes caused by such introductions, however, to date, ... View entire text
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Description: Public information for ASAC project 104
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.4   S: -54.8   E: 159.0   W: 158.7
Min Altitude: 100 M Max Altitude: 100 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Davies, K.F., Melbourne, B.A. and Greenslade, P.
Dataset Title: Impacts of the feral house mouse (Mus musculus) on spiders on subantarctic Macquarie Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-03-31
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The experiment was located in grassland, predominantly Poa foliosa, on Wireless Hill (100m asl) (North Head), Macquarie Island (54o39's, 158o50'E) and operated from January to March 1993. The experiment comprised three plot treatments with five replicates, each plot being 2m x 2m in area (Fig. 1). The first (caged) type of plot was fenced to exclude ... View entire text
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van Klinken R., Green A. (1992), The first record of Oniscidea (terrestrial Isopoda) from Macquarie Island., Polar Record, 28, 166, 240-242, doi:doi:10.1017/S0032247400020763
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-08-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23