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Measurement of moss growth rates in Antarctica
Entry ID: ASAC_1104

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1104
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Mosses are dominant plants in the vegetation of continental Antarctica. This projects measurements of moss growth rates in several habitats will allow estimates of the ages of stands of moss, predictions of the rate of recovery from disturbance, and ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -67.0   E: 110.0   W: 62.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Selkirk, P.
Dataset Title: Measurement of moss growth rates in Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2007-10-09
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-09-30
Stop Date: 2006-03-31
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

From the referenced paper:

Measurement sites were established in 1982, in an area of abundant moss growth near Casey Station on the shore of Vincennes Bay, Wilkes Land, Antarctica. The study sites are within the area that has since been designated ASPA 135 (SCAR 2004). The ... View entire text
Access Constraints An excel spreadsheet of locations of measurement pins, plus a pdf copy of the referenced paper are available for download from the provided URLs.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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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: 1 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: free

Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2.7 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 9850 8144
Fax: +61 2 9850 8245
Email: pselkirk at
Contact Address:
Macquarie University
Department of Biological Sciences
City: Sydney
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2109
Country: Australia
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Selkirk, P.M., Skotnicki, M.L. (2007), Measurement of moss growth in continental Antarctica, Polar Biology, 30, 4, 407-413
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23