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A comparative study on floral ecology between Malaysia and AntarcticaEntry ID: ecousm1
Abstract: The major objectives of this project are as follows:
1. To determine the composition and distribution of algal flora from a wide
range of habitats, which provide a conductive niche for algal population in
2. To compare the Antarctic and tropical algal flora, in order to determine the
degree of species endemism based on evolutionary process.
3. To study the important role of habitat ... specificity in determining the
composition of diatom assemblages.
4. To test the utility and suitability of diatom community structure as
indicators of environmental stress.
This is done by: 1. Conducting an ecological survey of microalgal distribution
at Australian Antarctic station sites by looking into several types of habitat.
2. Identifying the microalgae samples collected based on morphology using light
microscopy and SEM. 3. Comparing the algae community, structure and
distribution from the tropics.
The principal milestones of the project are as follows: 1. Information of
microalgal distribution at several sites in Antarctica. 2. Collection of
microalgae cultures. 3. Completion of identification of Antarctic microalgae.
In collaboration with the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) we have gone on
an expeditions to Australian Antarctic Station of Casey and Davis. Collection
of samples was made from various sources such as water, snow and soil and we
have established a list of microalgae species in our collection. Comparative
studies on the species diversity and distribution with tropical microalgae
communities are being conducted. Physiological studies are currently in
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LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MICROFLORA
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PROTISTS > DIATOMS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE > DIATOMS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Data Set Progress
Phone: 604-658 5081
Email: mashhor at usm.my
School Of Biological Sciences Gelugor UNIVERSITY SAINS MALAYSIA
Postal Code: 11800
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: talha at um.edu.my
Email: talhady at gmail.com
B303, 3RD FLOOR IPS BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
City: KUALA LUMPUR
Postal Code: 50603
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-11-28