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1. 10 year trend of levels of organochlorine pollutants in Antarctic seabirds [ASAC_2357]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2357 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project ---- Contaminants like PCBs and DDE have hardly been used Antarctica. ...


2. A Study of the Nitrogen-fixing Microbiota of Macquarie Island Plant Communities [ASAC_194]
The nitrogen fixing biota of Macquarie Island are dominated by cyanobacteria growing epiphytically or symbiotically with plants or lichens. Highest rates of acetylene reduction (N-fixation) were found ...


3. A Survey of the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates in Streams and Lakes of Macquarie Island [ASAC_555]
In all, 15 sites on 12 streams were kick-sampled for invertebrates. Eleven fully aquatic taxa were found: a species of Iais (Isopoda: Janiridae); six species of oligochaetes (three enchytraeids, one ...


4. A manipulative field experiment examining the effect of contaminated sediment on the recruitment and recolonisation of soft-sediment infauna. [ASAC_2201_Casey_SRE1]
The effect of location, depth and sediment contamination on recruitment of soft-sediment assemblages were examined in a pilot experiment at Casey Station, East Antarctica. Two locations were used, ...


5. A manipulative field experiment examining the effect of contaminated sediment on the recruitment of soft-sediment infauna (Mar 1998 - Feb 1999). [ASAC_2201_Casey_SRE2]
The effect of location and sediment contamination on recruitment of soft-sediment assemblages were examined in field experiment at Casey Station, East Antarctica. Four locations were used, a polluted ...


6. A manipulative field experiment examining the effect of heavy metal and hydrocarbon contaminated sediment on the recruitment of soft-sediment infauna. [ASAC_2201_Casey_SRE3]
The effects of hyrdocarbon and heavy metal contamination of marine sediments on recruitment of soft-sediment assemblages were examined in a field experiment at Casey Station, East Antarctica. Three ...


7. A manipulative field experiment examining the recruitment of mobile epifauna to hard-substratum at potentially impacted and control locations. [ASAC_2201_Casey_tiles_1_mobile]
The recruitment of mobile epifauna on hard-substratum was examined in a field experiment using tiles. A total of 160 tiles were deployed at five locations, with 32 tiles at each location, arranged ...


8. A manipulative field experiment examining the recruitment of sessile epifauna to hard-substratum at potentially impacted and control locations. [ASAC_2201_Casey_tiles_1_sessile]
The recruitment of epifauna (sessile and mobile) on hard-substratum was examined in a field experiment using tiles. A total of 160 tiles were deployed at five locations, with 32 tiles at each location, ...


9. A practical approach to the assessment of risk to Antarctic marine organisms from environmental contaminants: Modelled 10 day and 4 day LC50 from rapid tests at Casey 2005/06 [ASAC_2677]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2677 See the link below for public details on this project. If traditional methods are used it will be decades before there are valid assessments of risk ...


10. Abundance, Life-cycle and Potential Productivity of 'Euphausia superba' and its Relationship With Other Zooplankton in Prydz Bay, Antarctica [ASAC_229]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 229 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstracts of some of the referenced papers: In January 1985 a net sampling survey ...


11. Adelie Penguin Distributions in the Davis Area, Antarctica [ASAC_1219_AAT_APen_D_73]   PARENT DIF
This dataset contains data on the habitats, distribution and numbers of Adélie Penguins (Pygoscellis adeliae) along the Vestfold Hills coast (including colonies on the mainland and offshore ...


12. Aliens in Antarctica Project - Inspection of fresh food for alien propagules [ASAC_2904_Food]   PARENT DIF
International Polar Year (IPY) Aliens in Antarctica project aims to identify human-mediated pathways for alien propagules into the Antarctic ecosystem (www.aliensinantarctica.aq). As part of this ...


13. An Investigation of the Effects of the Nella Dan Oil Spill [ASAC_672]
Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 672 An Investigation of the Effects of the Nella Dan Oil Spill on the Macroinvertebrate Fauna of 'Durvillea antarctica' Holdfasts from Macquarie ...


14. An observatory of coastal sea ice and environment [ASAC_3032]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) Project 3032. Public Antarctic fast ice is a crucial climate component, and of critical importance to the survival of higher predators and to shipping and ...


15. Anaesthetics and Ecology of the Southern Elephant Sea at Macquarie Island and Heard Island [ASAC_520]
A variety of different chemical restraints, or anaesthetics, were trialed on Southern Elephant Seals at Heard Island and Macquarie Island. The trials were performed on female and juvenile seals, ...


16. Antifreeze molecules in Nototheniid fish around Davis Station, Antarctica [ASAC_2050]
A report completed as part of this project is available for download from the URL given below. Extracts of the report are presented in the metadata record. See the report for full details. Several ...


17. Assessing the impact of contaminated sediments on hard-substrate Antarctic marine communities [ASAC_2691]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2691 See the link below for public details on this project. Contaminants may persist in marine sediments and be re-suspended during storms or by the activity ...


18. Assessment of the impact of human sewage effluent on benthic communities at Macquarie Island [ASAC_996]
Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 996 See the link below for public details on this project. The study investigated the effects of the small sewage outfall on algal epifauna in ...


19. Australia's Census of Antarctic Marine Life project [ASAC_2792]   CHILD DIFs
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2792 See the link below for public details on this project. Australia's Census of Antarctic Marine Life project. This project is a part of the international ...


20. Bacterioplankton dynamics in Antarctic lakes [ASAC_2154]
---- Public Summary from Project ---- Bacteria are an important part of the planktonic community of lakes and other aquatic environments. They use dissolved organic carbon in the water as a ...


21. Biodiversity, biogeography, reproduction and conservation of the Macquarie Island orchid Nematocerus (Corybas) dienema [ASAC_2545]
Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2545 See the link below for public details on this project. The orchid Nematoceras (Corybas) dienema has been found in several ...


22. Biogeography in saline lake dinoflagellates: evolutionary jumps between limnic and marine systems [ASAC_3022]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 3022. Public The Vestfold Hills contains a suite of marine derived brackish to saline lakes that have simple food webs dominated by microorganisms, ...


23. Biology and Classification of Macquarie Island Echinoderms [ASAC_38]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 38 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstracts of the referenced papers: The origin of echinoderms ...


24. Bird Island female Antarctic fur seal geolocation tracking data [ASAC_2940_Bird_Island]   PARENT DIF
To quantify the post-breeding movements of adult female Antarctic females (Arctocephalus gazella) we tracked females using Biotrack GLS (geolocation) data loggers. Females were captured towards the ...


25. Bird Island female Antarctic fur seal geolocation tracking data - Isotope Data [ASAC_2940_Bird_Island_Isotopes]   PARENT DIF
To quantify the dietary preferences and trophic level consumption of post-breeding adult female Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella), we analysed the carbon:nitrogen composition of whiskers ...


26. Cape Shirreff female Antarctic fur seal geolocation tracking data [ASAC_2940_Cape_Shirreff]   PARENT DIF
To quantify the post-breeding movements of adult female Antarctic females (Arctocephalus gazella) we tracked females using Biotrack GLS (geolocation) data loggers. Females were captured towards the ...


27. Cape Shirreff female Antarctic fur seal stable isotope data [ASAC_2940_Cape_Shirreff_Isotopes]   PARENT DIF
To quantify the dietary preferences and trophic level consumption of post-breeding adult female Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella), we analysed the carbon:nitrogen composition of whiskers ...


28. Cascading effects of global climate change on near shore benthic communities in the Antarctic [ASAC_2300]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2300 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project---- Antarctic reefs, like their tropical counterparts, harbour ...


29. Cetacean (whales) aerial survey data from the Antarctic collected between 2008 and 2010 [ASAC_2941_Aerial_Data]
With the aim of estimating the proportion of Antarctic minke whales (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) in pack ice over summer, an Australian fixed-wing aerial survey programme, based in east Antarctica, ...


30. Cetacean Sightings Survey and Southern Ocean cetacean program [ASAC_915_2253]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 915 and 2253 See the link below for public details on these projects. Our cetacean research is conducted on multidisciplinary cruises ...


31. Comparative Study of the Composition and Transport of Particulate Biogenic Matter in the Shelf, Slope and Pelagic Watercolumn of Prydz Bay [ASAC_288]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 288 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstract of the referenced paper: In January-February 1991, ...


32. Comparative study of processes controlling carbon export in Southern Ocean environments characterised by a different hydrodynamical and ecological functioning [ASAC_1343]
Preliminary Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 1343 See the link below for public details on this project. Comparative study of the processes controlling carbon export in Southern ...


33. Conservation and Management Science of Marine Mammals [ASAC_2941]
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 2941. This project replaced project 2301 after 2006-2007 (ASAC_2301). Public This work addresses Australian Government marine mammal conservation, ...


34. Conservation and population status of albatrosses and giant petrels on Macquarie Island [ASAC_2569_751]
Databases (Wandering, Black-browed, Light-mantled Sooty and Grey-headed albatrosses, Northern Giant Petrels and Southern Giant Petrels): These databases summarise all banding and resight information ...


35. Conservation of plant biodiversity in Antarctica - a genetic approach [ASAC_2152]
Samples from Macquarie Island were collected between 1998 and 1999. Samples from Heard Island were collected during 2000. Terrestrial vegetation in Antarctica is restricted to isolated populations ...


36. Contribution of dinoflagellates to Antarctic coastal zone carbon flux [ASAC_988]
Some scanning electron microscope images were taken of dinoflagellates sampled as part of this project. A catlogue of the images taken is provided as part of the download file at the url given below. ...


37. Copies of field and lab books associated with ASAC project 2201 - Natural variability and human induced change in Antarctic nearshore marine benthic communities [ASAC_2201_field_lab_books]   PARENT DIF
These are the scanned electronic copies of field and lab books used at Casey Station and Davis Station between 1997 and 2012 as part of ASAC (AAS) project 2201 - Natural variability and human induced ...


38. Copies of field and lab books associated with ASAC project 2933 - Developing water and sediment quality guidelines for Antarctica: Responses of Antarctic marine biota to contaminants. [ASAC_2933_field_lab_books]
These are the scanned electronic copies of field and lab books used at Casey Station, Davis Station, Macquarie Island and Kingston between 2007 and 2012 as part of ASAC (AAS) project 2933 - Developing ...


39. 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 ...


40. Datasets describing number and characteristics of dead bird specimens and remnants in the Casey area [ASAC_2207_Casey_dead_birds]
Carcasses of dead birds have been collected on an opportunistic basis during surveys around the Windmill Islands for the purpose of dissection of the digestive system, to look for the presence of ...


41. Datasets of rubbish collection around the Casey area [ASAC_2207_Casey]
Debris have been collected on an opportunistic basis around Casey station and entered in a database classifying them by type and amounts. The aim of this dataset is to evaluate how much and what kind ...


42. Decomposition of introduced and natural materials in the Vestfold Hills, and introduced and indigenous Microorganisms [ASAC_251]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 251 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstract of the referenced paper: The fungal floras of ...


43. 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 ...


44. Depth related changes in the composition of marine soft sediment infaunal invertebrate communities - faunal composition data - Casey 2006/07. [ASAC_2201_Depth_Experiment]
Depth related changes in the composition of infaunal invertebrate communities were investigated at two sites in the Windmill Islands around Casey station, East Antarctica, during the 2006/07 summer. ...


45. Depth related changes in the composition of marine soft sediment infaunal invertebrate communities - sediment characteristics data - Casey 2006/07. [ASAC_2201_Depth_Sediment]
Depth related changes in sediment characteristics and the composition of infaunal invertebrate communities were investigated at two sites in the Windmill Islands around Casey station, East Antarctica, ...


46. Determination of trophic relationships between marine predators and commercial marine living resources [ASAC_2301]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2301 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project ---- This study develops ...


47. Developing water and sediment quality guidelines for Antarctica: Responses of Antarctic marine biota to contaminants. [ASAC_2933]   CHILD DIFs
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) Project 2933. See the child records for access to the datasets. Public While it is generally thought that Antarctic organisms are highly sensitive to pollution, ...


48. Dialects and Usage Patterns of Weddell Seal 'Leptonychotes weddelli' Underwater Vocalisations [ASAC_556]
Underwater recordings of vocalisations of Weddell seals were obtained at 8 locations within the Vestfold Hills (7) and Larsemann Hills (1). The recordings were made near groups of seals on the ice ...


49. Diet and Feeding Ecology of Emperor Penguins [ASAC_419]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 419 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstracts of some of the referenced papers: The ...


50. Diet and Foraging Area of Antarctic Fur Seals at Heard Island [ASAC_466]
Antarctic Fur Seals from Heard Island fed mainly on fish, but the prey species changed both seasonally and inter-annually. The majority of prey were pelagic myctophids characteristic of deep oceanic ...


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