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Windmill Islands bryophyte communities surveyed 2000-2013 (13 years)
Entry ID: AAS_4046_NCC_Robinson

Abstract: East Antarctica has shown little evidence of warming to date with no coherent picture of how climate change is affecting vegetation. Here we show that vegetation in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica is changing rapidly in response to a drying climate. This drying trend is evident across the region, demonstrated by changes in isotopic signatures measured along moss shoots, moss community ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.24   S: -66.47   E: 110.66   W: 110.39

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robinson, S., Bramley-Alves, J.E., King, D., Wasley, J., Ashcroft, M., Waterman, M., Turnbull, J., Miller, R., Ryan-Colton, E., Barry, L., Clarke, L., Mullany, K., Benny, T. and Hua, Q.
Dataset Title: Windmill Islands bryophyte communities surveyed 2000-2013 (13 years)
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2018-09-25
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 2
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2013-01-31
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Robinson SA, King DH, Bramley-Alves J, Waterman MJ, Ashcroft MB, Wasley J, Turnbull JD, Miller RE, Ryan-Colton E, Benny T, Mullany K, Clarke LJ, Barry LA, and Hua Q (2017), Drying of East Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems provokes rapid community change., Nature Climate Change
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2017-09-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-09-28