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Biochemical and biological activity of soils from a penguin colony at Cape Bird and soil description, classification and measurements of water content, soil temperature and depth to frozen ground
Entry ID: K024_1981_1984_NZ_1

Abstract: The biochemical and biological activity of the soils of the Adelie penguin colonies at Cape Bird was studied over two seasons. Biochemical markers of decomposition of penguin guano were studied by in situ incubation studies and analysis of samples in the laboratory. Five sites with guano of different ages were selected for this study including a) a presently occupied penguin colony, b) a recently ... View entire text
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  N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 166.68   W: 166.68

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-12-23
Stop Date: 1982-01-20

Start Date: 1983-12-12
Stop Date: 1984-01-14
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Quality The soil samples were disposed of at the time of the demise of DSIR Land Resources, formerly Soil Bureau. Some data has been presented in the science and logistics reports submitted to Antarctica New Zealand still held there.

The original notebooks from the work on the 1981/82 season are held Dr Tom Speir at ESR Ltd. The field notebooks of JC Heine may still be ... View entire text
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Email: tom.speir at esr.cri.nz
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Heine, J.C. Speir, T.W. 1989 Ornithogenic soils of the Cape Bird Adélie penguin rookeries, Antarctica. Polar biology 10: 89-99
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