List of biodiversity data collections.

Restricted to Taxa group Microbiota

Included are those collections that are published via the DiGIR protocol to SCAR-MarBIN - SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network, OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System and GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The reference to SCAR-MarBIN is the count of records that fall within the spatial coverage of the SCAR-MarBIN portal. This was defined as the CCAMLR statistical reporting subareas (view map from SCAR Map Catalogue) but has now been extended to further north to include significant breeding sites such as Macquarie Island. See current region of interest map.

Collection NameCustodianView Map and DataStatistics
Athropods, nematodes, rotifers, mites, tardigrades, fleas checklist

covers all sites and species groups

Taxa - Arthropods, Insects, Microbiota, Mites, Nematodes, Rotifers,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,

Dr John Gibson

Data Search page

Taxa: 195
Records: 642
Latitude: -84.7 to -53.0
Longitude: -175.0 to 174.2
Years: 1959 to 2002
Australian Collection of Antarctic Micro-organisms

ACAM was established in 1986 at the University of Tasmania as a collection for microorganisms from the Antarctic continent as well as from subantarctic islands and the Southern Ocean. ACAM was one of the few collections in the world dedicated to the collection of Antarctic bacteria and since its inception had grown to nearly 400 strains. Many of these strains have been isolated from lakes and marine waters in the Vestfold Hills region of Antarctica near Davis Station.

Taxa - Microbiota,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial, Limnetic, Marine,

Carol Nichols

Data Search page

Taxa: 29
Records: 212
SCAR-MarBIN: 203
Latitude: -77.5 to -54.5
Longitude: 71.6 to 165.0
Years: 1900 to 1996
Electron Micrographs - Marine

A catalogue of electron microscopy images mostly of biological origin and used in identifying new species of marine and terrestrial organisms. These organisms are extremely important in the Antarctic food web and many of them have microscopic characteristics which show how successfully they have adapted to their extreme environment.

Taxa - Crustacea, Diatoms, Fish, Microbiota, Seals,

Habitat Domain - Marine,

DiGIR Resource name [em_marine] Date activated - May 2007
Gerry Nash

Data Search page

Taxa: 217
Records: 1,358
SCAR-MarBIN: 1,251
Latitude: -76.2 to -42.1
Longitude: -165.0 to 168.3
Years: 1995 to 2006
Total records:     2,212
Records to SCAR-MarBIN:     1,454