Quantifying the effects of long term environmental change on World Heritage Macquarie Island - Palaeoecological data from a lake sediment core on Macquarie Island.
Entry ID: AAS_3117

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Climate change and feral animals are having profound effects on Macquarie Island, threatening its World Heritage values. Through the use of lake sediments and peat deposits we will examine how the climate has changed in the past, what it was like before feral animals were ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.4   S: -54.8   E: 158.9   W: 158.7

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Saunders, K.
Dataset Title: Quantifying the effects of long term environmental change on World Heritage Macquarie Island - Palaeoecological data from a lake sediment core on Macquarie Island.
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2014-10-21
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-11-01
Stop Date: 2006-02-28
ISO Topic Category
Quality The values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2009-2010 Progress Report:
Field work:
Two phases of fieldwork were undertaken on Macquarie Island.
1. Oct-Dec 2009
2. April 2010

Activities involved collecting lake sediment cores from 9 lakes and lake sediment and water samples from a further 40 lakes. The fieldwork has now been completed.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=AAS_3117 when using these data.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Phone: +41 31 631 50 63
Email: krystyna.saunders at giub.unibe.ch
Contact Address:
University of Bern
Lake sediment and Paleolimnology
Hallerstrasse 12
City: Bern
Postal Code: CH-3012
Country: Switzerland
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Saunders KM, Harrison JJ, Hodgson DA, de Jong R, Mauchle F, McMinn A (2014), Ecosystem impacts of feral rabbits on World Heritage sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island: a palaeoecological perspective, Anthropocene, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2014.01.001
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-05-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-10-21
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