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Aliens in Antarctica - Seed Identifications data
Entry ID: Aliens_in_Antarctica_seed_identifications

Abstract: In the 2007/2008 southern summer season a stratified random selection of travellers to the Antarctic were sampled for propagules on their way to Antarctica or sub-Antarctic islands. This file lists the plant seeds that were found in the samples.

Identification of the seeds was done mainly by comparing the seeds (or more often photographs of the seeds) with photographs of seeds in seed-atlases and ... View entire text
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Description: Online repository of propagules and identifications
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -67.0   E: 160.0   W: 62.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Huiskes, A., Lee, J., Gremmen, N., Imura, S., Lebouvier, M., Hughes, K. and Bergstrom, D.M.
Dataset Title: Aliens in Antarctica - Seed Identifications data
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-07-29
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-01
Stop Date: 2008-03-31
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Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
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
Fees: Free
Phone: +31 (0)113 577445
Fax: +31 (0)113 573616
Email: ad.huiskes at
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Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
P.O.Box 140
City: Yerseke
Province or State: Zeeland
Postal Code: 4400 AC
Country: The Netherlands
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-06-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23