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Vegetation communities, species distribution and foliar morphology as indicators of climate change on Marion Island
Entry ID: ASAC_1015_MarionIs


Summary
Abstract: Altitudinal variations in vegetation community composition, species ranges and foliar morphology were collected on subantarctic Marion Island.

Two altitudinal transects on the eastern slopes of the island were sampled for vegetation surface cover and physical environmental attributes, with one transect located on black lava and the other on grey lava soils. Five 1*1m quadrats were randomly located within 25m^2 sites at each 100m rise in altitude, plus an additional two on the coastal lowlands between the lowest altitude site and 100m. Within each quadrat the per cent surface cover of each vascular plant present was determined. Five leaves were obtained from most vascular plant species and traced whilst still wet in order to obtain leaf area, length and width of each leaf. Environmental characteristics of each site were recorded, including unconsolidated substrate depth, aspect, slope and exposure, and soil wetness based on a five point subjective scale. Three soil samples were taken randomly from each site and later analysed for carbon and water content, salinity, conductivity and pH. Each site was located using a Garmin 12XL GPS and altitude determined using a Barigo electronic altitmeter.

The dataset consists of Denna Kingdom's thesis, plus references, and raw data. Data has been incorporated into the Biodiversity Database.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -46.9 S: -46.9  E: 37.75  W: 37.75
 Min Altitude: 10 METRES  Max Altitude: 1000 METRES

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Bergstrom, D.M., Kingdom, D. and Kiefer, K.
Dataset Title: Vegetation communities, species distribution and foliar morphology as indicators of climate change on Marion Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2012-03-29
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/ASAC_1015_MarionIs


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-03-01
Stop Date: 2000-04-30


Location Keywords
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > Marion Island
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 20 Metre(s)
Longitude Resolution: 20 Metre(s)
Vertical Resolution: 30 Metre(s)


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY STRUCTURE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INVASIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >EXTINCTION RATE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >MIGRATORY RATES/ROUTES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >RANGE CHANGES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >SPECIES COMPETITION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >SURVIVAL RATES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >INDIGENOUS VEGETATION    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >PLANT CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS    [Definition]


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Access Constraints
These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_101... when using these data.


Keywords
AGROSTIS MAGELLANICA
MARION ISLAND
FOLIAR MORPHOLOGY
AZORELLA SELAGO
SPECIES DIVERSITY
SUBANTARCTIC
VEGETATION COMMUNITIES


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
Australian Antarctic Division


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Size: 109 MB
Distribution_Format: Word, excel, endnote
Fees: Free


Personnel
DANA M. BERGSTROM
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3209
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dana.bergstrom at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


DENNA KINGDOM
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 0408 396 458
Email: dkingdom at fastmail.fm
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


KATE KIEFER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact Address:
203 Channel Highway
Australian Antarctic Division
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


DAVE J. CONNELL
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-03



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