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Benthic mat biomass, productivity (photosynthesis and respiration) and contributions to lake nutrient cycling in Lake Hoare, Taylor Valley
Entry ID: K081_1996_2000_NZ_1

Abstract: The importance of benthic microbial mat production in the Lake Hoare, Taylor Valley and how the mats are adapted to survive and grow in deep water (extreme low light but no freezing) was investigated. Quantity and quality of light penetrating the ice and light attenuation properties of the water column were determined. Samples of benthic mat cores were collected for analysis of community ... View entire text
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  N: -77.63   S: -77.63   E: 162.85   W: 162.85

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Start Date: 1996-11-22
Stop Date: 1996-12-21
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Sutherland, D. and Hawes, I. 2008. Annual growth layers as proxies of past growth conditions for benthic microbial mats in a perennially ice covered Antarctic Lake. Microbial Ecology 67: 279-292.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05