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Citation
Kennedy, A.D. and Watts, D.J. (2001) A dataset of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic invertebrates, Ver. 1, Australian Antarctic Data Centre - https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/block_invertebrates, Accessed: 2021-07-24
Title
A dataset of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic invertebrates
Data Centre
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia
Created Date
2001-07-27
Revision Date
2017-08-01
Expected Date of Data Release
2001-07-27
Data Version
1
Parent record
None

Description

The dataset was compiled from papers entered into Block's bibliography of invertebrate occurrences in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic. The dataset provides a comprehensive list of all terrestrial invertebrates recorded from the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic (at that time). Data were entered into an Excel spreadsheet, which contains approximately 3500 entries.

This dataset forms part of the work completed for Australian Antarctic Science (AAS) project 1146 (ASAC_1146) and the RiSCC program, AAS project 1015 (ASAC_1015).

Papers from the Block Bibliography are available as a separate collection in the Australian Antarctic Division Library.

This dataset has also been incorporated into the biodiversity database, which can be found at the provided URL.

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Quality

Some of the existing data points may require some spatial corrections.

Access

The invertebrate dataset is publicly available for download from the provided URL. Data are freely available through GBIF and through the AADC web site.

Some records (57) have been identified as marine species and are visible at the SCAR-MarBIN data portal

Temporal Coverages

Spatial Coverages

Science Keywords

Additional Keywords

  • ANTARCTICA
  • INVERTEBRATES
  • SUB-ANTARCTIC
  • SUBANTARCTIC

Locations

  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > BOUVET ISLAND
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > MARION ISLAND
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > CROZET ISLAND
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > ILES CROZET
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > KERGUELEN ISLAND
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > ILES KERGUELEN
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > CAMPBELL ISLAND
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
  • CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
  • OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN

Platforms

    None

Instruments

    None

Researchers

  • kennedy, andrew (INVESTIGATOR)
  • watts, dave (TECHNICAL CONTACT)
  • cruickshank, georgia (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=block_invertebrates when using these data.

Project

  • SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network (Long Name)
  • SCAR-MARBIN (Short Name)
  • CENSUS OF ANTARCTIC MARINE LIFE (Long Name)
  • CAML (Short Name)
  • CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE (Long Name)
  • COML (Short Name)
  • Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (Long Name)
  • EBA (Short Name)

ISO Topic

  • BIOTA

Dataset Language

  • ENGLISH

Orignating Centre

  • Australian Antarctic Division

Dataset Progress

  • COMPLETE

IDN Node

  • AMD/AU
  • CEOS
  • AMD
  • ANTABIF

Publications

  • Block, W. (1992) An annotated bibliography of Antarctic invertebrates (terrestrial and freshwater), British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge

Metadata Revision History

    2008-03-03 - Dave Watts - added EBA project and links to GBIF 2008-07-30 - record updated by Dave Watts, links to SCAR-MarBIN strengthened. 2009-02-26 - record modified by Dave Connell to remove IPY fields. 2014-05-30 - record updated by Dave Connell - basic updates. 2017-08-01 - record updated by Dave Connell - basic updates.

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