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The structural and functional diversity of the shallow-water benthic community at Cape Evans
Entry ID: K082_2001_2002_NZ_1

Abstract: The biodiversity of the seafloor community at Cape Evans was investigated to determine the structural and functional diversity of the benthic community and resurveyed over several seasons to assess year to year variability (01-09). A minimum of three sites, separated by at least 50m and accessed through separate dive holes were surveyed. Two 20m transect lines were laid on the seafloor within the ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.63   S: -77.63   E: 166.41   W: 166.41
Min Depth: 15 M Max Depth: 25 M

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Start Date: 2001-11-06
Stop Date: 2008-11-19
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Thrush, S.F., Hewitt, J.E., Cummings, V.J., Norkko, A. And Chiantore, M. 2010. ß-Diversity and species accumulation in Antarctic coastal benthos: Influence of habitat, distance and productivity on ecological connectivity. PLOS One 5(7): e11899 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011899

Norkko, A. Thrush, S.F. Cummings, V.J. Funnell, G.A. Schwarz, A.-M. Andrew, N.L. Hawes, I. Ecological role of ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24