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Biological responses to landscape change in the McMurdo Dry Valleys
Entry ID: Biological_responses_to_landscape_change_in_the_McMurdo_Dry_Valleys

Abstract: The McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, are experiencing rapid landscape scale change including increased glacial melt, the expansion of water tracks, thermokarst formation, an increase in the extent of the soil active layer, lake level rise, and altered stream flow. The impacts of these changes for biological communities is currently unknown. The goal of this study was to conduct surveys and ... View entire text

Purpose: The purpose do this data set is to document the biological communities that inhabit areas of the McMurdo Dry Valleys that are undergoing landscape scale change and to assess the response of these communities to changing conditions.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.62   S: -77.74   E: 163.09   W: 162.31

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: David Van Horn
Dataset Title: Biological responses to landscape change in the McMurdo Dry Valleys
Dataset Release Place: McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER/NCBI
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2015-12-11
Stop Date: 2016-01-24
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Data Center
McMurdo Dry Valleys, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 505-277-3418
Email: cvesbach at
Contact Address:
Dept. of Biology,
University of New Mexico
City: Albuquerque
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 87108
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2019-02-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-02-28