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Citation
Stark, J. and Johnstone, G.J. (2017) antFOCE Hard Substrate Fauna data sets, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/AAS_4127_antFOCE_HardSubstrateFauna, Accessed: 2021-09-23
Title
antFOCE Hard Substrate Fauna data sets
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Created Date
2017-12-11
Revision Date
2017-12-11
Parent record
AAS_4127_antFOCE_Project4127
Child record
AAS_4127_antFOCE_ArtificialSubstrateUnits
AAS_4127_antFOCE_Biofilms_Eukaryotes
AAS_4127_antFOCE_Biofilms_Prokaryotes
AAS_4127_antFOCE_RecruitmentTiles_MotileFauna
AAS_4127_antFOCE_RecruitmentTiles_SessileFauna

Description

Metadata record AAS_4127_antFOCE_HardSubstrateFauna contains all data sets relating to the fauna sampled from hard substrates during the antFOCE experiment, including recruitment tiles, artificial substrate units and biofilm slides.

Refer to antFOCE report section 4.5 for deployment, sampling and on-station analysis details.

https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/AAS_4127_antFOCE_Project4127

Background

The antFOCE experimental system was deployed in O’Brien Bay, approximately 5 kilometres south of Casey station, East Antarctica, in the austral summer of 2014/15. Surface and sub-surface (in water below the sea ice) infrastructure allowed controlled manipulation of seawater pH levels (reduced by 0.4 pH units below ambient) in 2 chambers placed on the sea floor over natural benthic communities. Two control chambers (no pH manipulation) and two open plots (no chambers, no pH manipulation) were also sampled to compare to the pH manipulated (acidified) treatment chambers.

Details of the antFOCE experiment can be found in the report – “antFOCE 2014/15 – Experimental System, Deployment, Sampling and Analysis”. This report and a diagram indicating how the various antFOCE data sets relate to each other are available at:

https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/AAS_4127_antFOCE_Project4127

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Access

These data are not yet publicly available - expected to be available after publication of the manuscript.

Data will be made available via the child records.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
  • EPIFAUNA
  • HARD SUBSTRATE
  • MACROINVERTEBRATES

Locations

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA

Platforms

  • FIELD SURVEYS
  • FIELD INVESTIGATION

Instruments

    None

Researchers

  • stark, jonathan (INVESTIGATOR,TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • johnstone, glenn (TECHNICAL CONTACT,DIF AUTHOR)

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=AAS_4127_antFOCE_HardSubstrateFauna when using these data.

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