All scientific data collected by the Australian Antarctic program (AAp) are eventually described in the Catalogue of Australian Antarctic and Subantarctic Metadata (CAASM). CAASM can be used to search through AAp data descriptions, and it also provides links to access publicly available datasets, which can either be immediately downloaded or obtained from the Australian Antarctic Data Centre (AADC).
This project is looking at how subantarctic plants and ecosystems will respond to climate change. Global warming is already causing changes in terrestrial ecosystems, and the effects on terrestrial life are most likely to be greatest around regional boundaries like the Antarctic Polar Front, where the subantarctic islands are located.
Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctic Terrestrial and Limnetic Ecosystems (RiSCC) is an international research program on Antarctic and Peri-Antarctic terrestrial and limnetic (lake - and pond -) organisms and ecosystems. It is sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), a committee of the International Council of Science (ICSU).
NOTE - the RiSCC project has now been replaced by the SCAR Life Sciences programme Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (EBA) for 2006-2013.
Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
For access to the data, see other metadata records in this group, and go to the biodiversity database (url below).
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_1015 when using these data.