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Citation
Greenslade, P., Bunt, J.S. (2003, updated 2019) The Soil Inhabiting Nematodes of Macquarie Island Australian Antarctic Data Centre - doi:10.26179/5c761d30e143a
Title
The Soil Inhabiting Nematodes of Macquarie Island
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
DOI
doi:10.26179/5c761d30e143a
Created Date
2003-04-04
Revision Date
2019-02-27
Parent record
None

Description

From the abstract for the referenced paper:

The numbers of free living nematodes in more than 40 Macquarie Island soils were recorded at three different times during the year. The principal conditions affecting the populations have been discussed and it is concluded that the numbers and types of algae and bacteria are of major importance since most of the nematode species identified are believed to feed on these groups of microorganisms. An attempt has been made to assess the relative importance of nematodes in processes of decomposition in Macquarie Island soils.

In August, September and February of 1951-52, soil samples were collected from 42 different localities considered to be reasonably representative of the range of environments occurring on Macquarie Island. Where possible the samples included the surface 6 inches of soil taken from a number of points in each locality.

The fields in this dataset are:

Soil Temperature (degrees farenheit)
Elevation (feet)
Soil Water
pH
Organic Carabon
Total Nitrogen
Carbon/Nitrogen Ratio
Environment
Date
Precipitation
Sunshine
Wind Speed
Number of Nematodes
Species
algae
bacteria

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Quality

The days given in temporal coverage are approximate only. Year and month are correct.

Access

The data are publicly available for download at the provided URL.

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • BACTERIA
  • CARBON/NITROGEN RATIO
  • ALGAE
  • DATE
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • ELEVATION
  • MACQUARIE ISLAND
  • NEMATODES
  • NUMBER OF NEMATODES
  • PRECIPITATION
  • PH
  • ORGANIC CARABON
  • SOIL
  • SOIL WATER
  • SOIL TEMPERATURE
  • SUNSHINE
  • TOTAL NITROGEN
  • SPECIES
  • WIND SPEED

Locations

  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR

Platforms

  • FIELD SURVEYS

Instruments

  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Researchers

  • connell, dave (DIF AUTHOR)
  • greenslade, penny (TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • bunt, j. (INVESTIGATOR)

Use Constraints

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

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