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1. Cryptobiosis in Terrestrial Antarctic Invertebrates [ASAC_58]
An analysis of bedrock and associated soils was conducted at a series of coastal localities in East Antarctica as well as further inland in the Prince Charles Mountains. Protozoans and micrometazoans ...


2. Delineation of simple microecosystems associated with the quartz stone habitat in the Vestfold Hills [ASAC_992]
Quartz stone sublithic microbial communities and underlying soil, retrieved from the Vestfold Hills were investigated using a variety of traditional and molecular methods. Although direct epifluorescent ...


3. Ecological Relationships of Antarctic Tardigrades [ASAC_354]
An analysis of bedrock and associated soils was conducted at a series of coastal localities in East Antarctica as well as further inland in the Prince Charles Mountains. Protozoans and micrometazoans ...


4. Structure and Function of Terrestrial Biotic Communities [ASAC_37]
An analysis of bedrock and associated soils was conducted at a series of coastal localities in East Antarctica as well as further inland in the Prince Charles Mountains. Protozoans and micrometazoans ...


5. Biodiversity and low temperature biology of Antarctic yeasts [ASAC_1002]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1002 See the link below for public details on this project. Taken from the abstracts of the referenced papers: A morphological and physiological characterization ...


6. Remediation of petroleum contaminants in the Antarctic and subantarctic - pyrosequencing genomic DNA extracts from soil [ASAC_1163_pyrosequencing]
This dataset contains information obtained by pyrosequencing genomic DNA extracts from soil with PCR primers targeting the bacterial 16S gene (27F/519R) and fungal ITS region (ITS1/ITS4-B). The data ...


7. LBA-ECO ND-07 Microbial Biomass in Cerrado Soils, Brasilia, Brazil [LBA_ND07_PLFA_SOILS]
This data set reports the microbial biomass in soil samples collected from the Cerrado, a woodlands-savannah area, in Brasilia, Brazil. Microbial biomass was determined as the total concentration ...


8. Land quality southern Europe [EEA_LAND_QUALITY_S]
The CORINE Land Quality project (Version 1990) is an assessment of land quality in Southern Europe based on four factors: soil, climate, slopes, land improvements. [Summary provided ...


9. Aquatic Ecoregions in the United States GIS Data for the EPA Clean Air Mapping and Analysis Program (C-MAP) [AQUAECO]
Ecoregions are based on perceived patterns of a combination of causal and integrative factors including land use, land surface form, potential natural vegetation, and soils (Omernik, 1987). This is ...


10. Global Gridded Soil Phosphorus Distribution Maps at 0.5-degree Resolution [GLOBAL_PHOSPHORUS_DIST_MAP]
This data set provides estimates of different forms of naturally occurring soil phosphorus (P) including labile inorganic P, organic P, occluded P, secondary mineral P, apatite P, and total P on a ...


11. Geologic Map and Digital Database of the Conejo Well 7.5 Minute Quadrangle, Riverside County, California, USGs OFR 01-31 [USGS_OFR01-31]
The data set for the Conejo Well quadrangle has been prepared by the Southern California Areal Mapping Project (SCAMP), a cooperative project sponsored jointly by the U.S. Geological Survey and the ...


12. Forest Primary Designated Function - Conservation of Biodiversity [geodata_2201]
DESIGNATED FUNCTIONS (of Forest and Other wooded land) the designated function refers to the function or purpose assigned to a piece of land either by legal prescriptions or by decision of the land ...


13. Forest within Protected Areas [geodata_2202]
As part of FRA 2010, countries were asked to provide information on the area of forest contained in protected areas systems. This is not an easy task where spatially explicit information is missing ...


14. Forest Primary Designated Function - Production [geodata_2200]
DESIGNATED FUNCTIONS (of Forest and Other wooded land) the designated function refers to the function or purpose assigned to a piece of land either by legal prescriptions or by decision of the land ...


15. CHARACTERISTICS OF AFRICAN SAVANNA BIOMES FOR DETERMINING WOODY COVER [gv_aws]
This data set includes the soil and vegetation characteristics, herbivore estimates, and precipitation measurement data for the 854 sites described and analyzed in Sankaran et al., 2005. Savannas ...


16. Other Wooded Land Extent [geodata_1748]
Forest/Other wooded land of naturally regenerated native species where there are clearly visible indications of human activities. Includes, but not limited to: selectively logged-over areas, areas ...


17. Pre-LBA CABARE Mapped Land Surface and Vegetation Characteristics, Rondonia, Brazil [PRE-LBA_CABARE]
Surface parameter digital maps of vegetation, soil, and topography were obtained for Rondonia, Brazil, covering the 5x5 degree region bounded by 13-8 degrees S and 65-60 degrees W. Numerical maps ...


18. LBA-ECO TG-07 Soil Trace Gas Flux and Root Mortality, Tapajos National Forest [LBA_TG07_STGFARM]
We conducted an experiment on sand and clay tropical forest soils to test the short-term effect of root mortality on the soil-atmosphere flux of nitrous oxide, nitric oxide, methane, and carbon dioxide. ...


19. Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP) Soil Properties [EOSWEBSTER_VEMAP_SOIL]   PARENT DIF
The soils group of the VEMAP data include the following: Soil modes - the number of dominant (modal) soils in each VEMAP grid-cell for which soils data are available. Note that the VEMAP1 published ...


20. Vegetation/Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis Project (VEMAP) gridded land characteristics [EOSWEBSTER_VEMAP_REFERENCE]   CHILD DIFs
The VEMAP Reference Data collection contains the following datasets: Geography - elevation, area, and percent land area for each VEMAP grid-cell. Landcover - potential natural vegetation under current ...


21. Landscape Map of the Russian Arctic Coastal Zone [GGD613]
The map consists of ESRI Shapefiles of landscape polygons (in landscape unit types) for the Russian Arctic coastal zone (scale 1:4,000,000). The map is based on a digital circumpolar Lambert projection ...


22. Dominant Type of Problem Lands [geodata_1398]
Problem soils have been defined as soils with inherent physical or chemical constraints to agricultural production. In these soils degradation hazards are more severe and adequate soil management ...


23. Potential Rainfed Food Production - Low Inputs [geodata_1394]
The potential food production in an area is indicated by the anticipated yield level calculated on the basis of a land class potential yield for low inputs and the extent of suitable land in the pixel.


24. Soil Production Index [geodata_1397]
The soil production index considers the suitability of the best adapted crop to each soil’s condition in an area and makes a weighted average for all soils present in a pixel based on the formula: ...


25. Length of Available Growing Period [geodata_1395]
The concept of the length of the available growing period (LGP) combines temperature and moisture considerations to determine the length of time crops are able to grow, hence excluding periods which ...


26. Easy Available Water [geodata_1399]
This is an indicator for the amount of stored soil moisture readily available to crops.The water retention at 2 bar suction is used to separate easily available water (EAV) from water which is more ...


27. Cereals - Yield [geodata_0839]
Cereals also includes other cereals such as mixed grains and buckwheat. The data reported under this element represent the harvested production per unit of harvested area for crop products. In most ...


28. Droughts - Killed People [geodata_0879]
Killed: Persons confirmed as dead and persons missing and presumed dead. Disaster: Situation or event, which overwhelms local capacity, necessitating a request to national or international level ...


29. Soil Map of the European Communities (CORINE) [geodata_0367]
The Soil Map of the European Communities was digitized by June 1986 from the original map at a scale of one to 1 000 000. There were two layers of the map which were integrated for the CORINE Project ...


30. Forest Plantation Extent [geodata_0199]
Forest plantation is a forest established by planting and/or seeding in the process of afforestation or reforestation. It consists of introduced species or, in some cases, indigenous species. Forest ...


31. Human Induced Soil Degradation (GLASOD) [geodata_0060]
Soil degradation Severity : Overall severity by which the polygon is affected by soil degradation. This item takes the degree and extent of both types into account. For the classification from 1 (low) ...


32. LBA-ECO TG-07 TRACE GAS FLUXES, UNDISTURBED AND LOGGED SITES, PARA, BRAZIL: 2000-2002 [LBA_TG07_TGF]
Selective logging is an extensive land use in the Brazilian Amazon region. We studied the soil-atmosphere fluxes of nitrous oxide (N2O), nitric oxide (NO), methane (CH4), and carbon dioxide (CO2) ...


33. Africa FAO Irrigable Soil Classes (GIS Coverage) [NBId0017_101]
New-ID: NBI17 Irrigable soils of Africa. The African Irrigable Soils Dataset documentation Files: IRRIGUT.E00 Code: 100050-001 IRRIGUB.E00 ...


34. Africa Soil Classification by Wilson and Henderson-Sellers [NBId0024_101]
New-ID: NBI24 Wilson and Henderson-Sellers soil classes and soil class reliability. The Wilson and Henderson-Sellers Soil Classes Dataset Files: AFWSOILS.IMG Code: 100043-001 AFWSOILR.IMG 100043-002 ...


35. Africa Soil Classification by Zobler [NBId0025_101]
New-ID: NBI25 Africa ZOBLER Soil Type, Soil Texture, Surface Slope Classes Dataset Documentation Files: AFZSOILS.IMG Code: 100090-001 AFZTEX.IMG 100090-002 AFZSUBSD.IMG 100090-003 AFZSP3.IMG ...


36. Kenya Soils (GIS Coverage from UNEP/GRID Nairobi) [NBId0089_101]
New-ID: NBI89 SOIL MAP OF KENYA. Produced by the Republic of Kenya, Kenya Soil Survey in the Ministry of Agriculture Nairobi. Agro-climatic classification and map preparation was done by H. M. ...


37. UNEP-GRID Uganda Database - Climatology, Geomorphology, Animals, Boundaries, Land Cover, Population, Land Use [NBId0027_101]
The UNEP/GRID Ugandan database has been developed with ARC/INFO software at GRID- Nairobi from January to July 1987. Datasets (using the Uganda Environmental Resource Datasets) were digitized partly ...


38. Africa Outline, Integrated Terrain Units, Agric. Landuse, Soils, Vegetation [NBId0001_101]
These datasets (Africa Outline, Agricultural Landuse, Africa Soils, Vegetation, Surface Hydrography, Hydrologic Basins, Desertification Hazard Model) are part of the UNEP/FAO/ESRI Database project ...


39. SADCC (Southern African Development Community) Soils, Africa [NBId0050_101]
The SADCC (Southern African Development Community (SADC) was formerly the Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference) soil maps were prepared for the entire SADCC region, Angola, Botswana, ...


40. LBA-ECO TG-07 SOIL TRACE GAS FLUXES KM 67 SECA-FLORESTA SITE, TAPAJOS NATIONAL FOREST [TG07_MANUAL_FLUX]
Trace gas fluxes of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and nitric oxide (CO2, CH4, N2O, and NO) from surface soil were measured manually in an undisturbed forest at the Tapajos National Forest ...


41. Soil and Terrain Database for Latin America and the Carribean - 1:5 Million Scale [FAO.SOTERLAC]
Up till now the major source of geo-referenced soil data of Latin America and the Carribean at a scale of 1:5 Million was the FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World. Since the publication of the South ...


42. Asian Soils map from FAO/UNESCO soils map of the world [BANd0003_113]
Rubber sheeted version of the Asian soils map derived from the UNESCO/FAO Global Soils map of the World


43. LBA-ECO ND-02 SOIL GAS FLUX, RAINFALL EXCLUSION, KM 67, TAPAJOS NATIONAL FOREST [LBA_REE]
Moist tropical forests in Amazonia and elsewhere are subjected to increasingly severe drought episodes through the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and possibly through deforestation-driven reductions ...


44. LBA-ECO ND-02 TRACE GAS FLUX FROM FOREST SOIL, PARA, BRAZIL: 1999-2001 [LBA_FERT]
Understanding secondary successional processes in Amazonian terrestrial ecosystems is becoming increasingly important as continued deforestation expands the area that has become secondary forest, ...


45. LBA-ECO TG-07 SOIL CO2 FLUX BY AUTOMATED CHAMBER, PARA, BRAZIL: 2001-2003 [LBA_TG07_SCO2AC]
The net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide was measured by eddy covariance methods for 3 years in two old-growth forest sites near Santarem, Brazil. Carbon was lost in the wet season and gained ...


46. Soil Erosion Risk in Southern Europe [EEA_SOIL_EROSION]
The CORINE Soil Erosion Risk project (Version 1990) is an assessment of the potential and actual soil erosion risk in Southern Europe based on four factors: soil, climate, slopes and vegetation. ...


47. Soil Types for Europe [EEA_SOIL_TYPE]
Corine European soil database version 2. The soil units of Europe at a scale of 1:1.000.000 were digitized during the CORINE project. Information from archives of national soils information was subsequently ...


48. Distribution of Polychlorinated biphenils (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides in soil from east Antarctic Coast [ECA024]
This dataset reports the concentration of hexachlorobenzene (HCB), α-, β- and γ- 41 hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) isomers, o,p'- and p,p'-isomers of DDT and 28 PCB congeners in eleven soil samples and ...


49. Organochlorine pollutants in soil and mosses from Victoria Land (Antarctica) [ECA022]
This data set reports the measures of organo-chlorine pollutants in soils and mosses from Victoria Land. Total PCB concentration in mosses ranges between 23 and 34 ng g-1 dry wt. Previously reported ...


50. Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in soil and sediment from James Ross Island, Antarctica [ECA008]
PCBs, OC pesticides and PAHs in sediment samples were determined from James Ross Island. Sediment PCB concentrations ranged from 0.32 to 0.83 ng g-1, while they ranged from 0.14 to 0.76 ng g-1 for ...


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