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Biodiversity, biogeography, reproduction and conservation of the Macquarie Island orchid Nematocerus (Corybas) dienema
Entry ID: ASAC_2545

Abstract: Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2545
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The orchid Nematoceras (Corybas) dienema has been found in several distinct locations on Macquarie Island. Using molecular genetics, we will investigate the orchid biodiversity and whether these populations have a common origin, the fungal association with the roots which is necessary ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -55.0   E: 159.0   W: 158.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Skotnicki, M., Mackenzie, A.M., Carmichael, N., Clements, M.A., Copson, G.R. and Selkirk, P.M.
Dataset Title: Biodiversity, biogeography, reproduction and conservation of the Macquarie Island orchid Nematocerus (Corybas) dienema
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2006-08-02
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-02-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31

Start Date: 2009-09-30
Stop Date: 2011-03-31
Quality Taken from the 2009-2010 Progress Report:
Field work:
Known populations of each orchid species have been checked in midsummer for population size, location, and species identity. A new population of one species was found near Sawyer Creek waterfall, after extensive searches of a range of likely habitats over much of the island including Waterfall Bay, Jessie Niccol Creek and Basin, ... View entire text
Access Constraints Copies of the referenced papers are available for download by AAD staff from the provided URL.

An excel spreadsheet of approximate locations where specimens were collected from, plus another spreadsheet of data from the 2007 referenced paper, are available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 6,749 kb
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free

Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 6 kb
Distribution Format: excel
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 6257 0501
Email: mary.skotnicki at
Email: skotnicki at
Contact Address:
Research School of Biological Sciences
Australia National University
PO Box 475
City: Canberra
Province or State: ACT
Postal Code: 2601
Country: Australia
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Mackenzie A., Carmichael N., Clements M., Copson G., Selkirk P., Skotnicki M (2005), Australia's Subantarctic Orchids., Proceedings of the 18th World Orchid Conference, 321-324, Dijon, France, 11-20 March 2005
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05