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Microfauna surveys of the vegetation of the Fryxell Stream flush area, Taylor Valley
Entry ID: K024_1989_1990_NZ_2

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Abstract: Mosses were sampled from the Canada Glacier flush area, Taylor Valley, for included animals (major groups of microfauna in Antarctica are the protozoa, nematoda, tardigrada and rotifers) to attempt to relate their occurrence to either moss species or some environmental factor. Mosses were sampled by coring (10mm diameter) with the cores being subdivided into three layers 5mm thick. Cores were wetted and held at 2°C for one hour. Animal counts were made by microscope. Transects were surveyed across the flush and diel runs made to discover changes in numbers through the day.
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  N: -77.61   S: -77.61   E: 163.08   W: 163.07

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Start Date: 1989-11-13
Stop Date: 1989-12-16
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The plant collections (~30,000 mosses, liverwort and lichens collected by Professor Rod Seppelt from Antarctica and sub-Antarctic Islands) are housed in the Australian Antarctic Division herbarium. This herbarium is being formerly transferred to the Tasmanian ... View entire text
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Schwarz, A.-M.J. Terrestrial biological studies in southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. M.Sc., University of Waikato: 1990.
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