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Climate change and carbon gain in Antarctic mosses - Drying Responses
Entry ID: AAS_2780_dryingresponse

Abstract: We compared the drying responses of clumps of moss from Casey Station, Antarctica, evaluating the changes in mass, water content, photosynthesis (measured by chlorophyll fluorescence), cellular solute concentration (measured by differential scanning calorimetry) and cellular dimensions.

Drying was performed at different temperatures and VPDs to evaluate the relative impacts of temperature ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.28   S: -66.3   E: 110.52   W: 110.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stanton, D., Merlin, M., Ball, M. and Bryant, G.
Dataset Title: Climate change and carbon gain in Antarctic mosses - Drying Responses
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-11-17
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-02-01
Stop Date: 2012-02-29

Start Date: 2012-03-20
Stop Date: 2012-05-24
Quality Samples were collected in February 2012. The experiments reported in this dataset were conducted between March 20th 2012 and May 24th 2012.

No major problems were encountered. A small number of chlorophyll measurements are potentially problematic and have been flagged as such in the relevant data sheet and were not included in the final analysis.

The relative proportion of Bryum and Ceratodon in the mixed clumps was variable, and so those clumps were not included in the published final analysis.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download at the provided URL. A copy of the referenced publication and the master thesis arising from this work are available for download to AAD staff only.
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 201 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Fees: Free

Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1.6 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
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Phone: +61 2 6125 4558
Email: daniel.stanton at
Contact Address:
Functional Ecology Group, Ball Lab
Research School of Biology, Plant Sciences Division
Building 46
The Australian National University
City: Canberra
Province or State: ACT
Postal Code: 0200
Country: Australia
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Daniel E. Stanton, Morgane Merlin, Gary Bryant and Marilyn C. Ball (2014), Water redistribution determines photosynthetic responses to warming and drying in two polar mosses, Functional Plant Biology, 41, 178-186, doi:
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-09-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-12-05