SRE4 Effects of hydrocarbons on Antarctic Marine Sediment Ecosystems - SRE4_MeiofaunaEntry ID: SRE4_Meiofauna
Abstract: Sediment Recruitment Experiment 4 (SRE4) was a large, long term (5 year) field experiment run at Casey Station (from 2001 to 2006) testing the effects of 4 different hydrocarbons on marine sediment ecosystems. Four different types of hydrocarbons were individually mixed with defaunated marine sediments and deployed in trays on the seabed at O'Brien Bay-1. Trays were collected after deployment ... periods of 5 weeks, 56 weeks (one year), 62 weeks, 2 years and 5 years. In addition there was a bioturbation treatment using the burrowing urchin Abatus (at 56 weeks only). Samples were collected from 4 replicate trays of each treatment at each sampling time. Analyses were done of sediment hydrocarbon chemistry, microbial communities, meiofaunal communities, macrofaunal communities and diatom communities. The hydrocarbon treatments were: a synthetic Mobil lubricating oil; the same Mobil lubricating oil after 125 hours use in a vehicle engine; a Fuchs synthetic lubricating oil marketed as highly biodegradable; and Special Antarctic Blend diesel fuel (SAB). A control uncontaminated sediment treatment was used for comparison.
A randomised block design was used with a tray of each treatment in 24 blocks (5 trays per block). Four blocks were sampled at each time (4 trays of each treatment).
Two replicate cores were taken from each tray at each time.
Copepods were identified to family. Nematodes were identified to genus.
Data is from one, two and five years of the experiment.
At one year there is only one replicate per tray for copepod data (a total of 4 replicates per treatment).
Purpose: To determine the effects of hydrocarbons on marine sediment meiofaunal communities in Antarctica.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stark, J.S., Riddle, M.J. and Mohammad, M.
Dataset Title: SRE4 Effects of hydrocarbons on Antarctic Marine Sediment Ecosystems - SRE4_Meiofauna
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-06-16
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Dataset DOI: doi:10.4225/15/5943425866333Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
This description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 2002-11-01Stop Date: 2006-12-31
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > AMPHIPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > ISOPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS > OSTRACODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ECHINODERMS > SEA URCHINS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > BIVALVES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS > GASTROPODS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS) > BRISTLE WORMS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > SPECIES RECRUITMENT
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > OIL SPILLS
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > BIOTURBATION
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY
OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT COMPOSITION
OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3589
Fax: +61 3 6232 3158
Email: jonny.stark at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Mohammad, M. (2011), Meiofaunal communities and human impacts at Casey Station, Antarctica., University of Tasmania, Hobart, PhD
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DIF Creation Date: 2012-03-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24