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The legacy model vs the subsidy model to explain soil organic matter in the McMurdo Dry Valleys
Entry ID: K052_2004_2006_NZ_1

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Abstract: The Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica, contain naturally simple ecosystems operating under extreme climatic conditions. Nutrients are limited and are thought to come from external sources from more productive parts of the landscape or from other ecosystems entirely, such as the lakes occurring in the valleys. A ?legacy? model suggests the origin of present day soil organic matter to be ... View entire text
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Description: The Antarctic Dry Valley soils project
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.02   S: -78.05   E: 163.97   W: 163.83
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 161.88   W: 161.63

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Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-01-22
Stop Date: 2005-01-28

Start Date: 2006-01-10
Stop Date: 2006-01-21
Quality This is an ongoing investigation. The soil samples are held at the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, Scotland. Please contact Professor David Hopkins for more details. The data is archived with Associate Professor Ashley Sparrow, Professor David Hopkins and Dr Ed Gregorich. Please contact them for more information or please refer to the publications.
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
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Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +01 775 784 1107
Fax: +01 775 784 4583
Email: asparrow at
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Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 186
1000 Valley Road
City: Reno
Province or State: Nevada
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04