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Life In The Ice: Microbial Diversity and Function in Antarctic Sea Ice Ecosystems
Entry ID: K043_2010_2012_NZ_2

Abstract: Our hypothesis is that ‘spatial and temporal variations in diversity and ecosystem function of the sea ice microbial community are sensitive indicators of changing climatic conditions’. The research will develop baseline long-term data on microbial biodiversity and community structure in the “grass” of ice-covered regions – the primary and secondary producers at the base of the food web. We will ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.63   S: -77.63   E: 166.4   W: 166.4
  N: -77.74   S: -77.74   E: 166.78   W: 166.78
  N: -77.38   S: -77.38   E: 166.24   W: 166.24

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2011-11-08
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23