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Species Fungorum [CABI_Speciesfungorum]
The world database of fungal names (IndexFungorum; aka funindex) contains over 345,000 names of fungi (including yeast, lichens, chromistan fungi, protozoan fungi and fossil forms) at species level ...
A vegetation assessment of Beaufort Island [K024_1996_1997_NZ_3]
The vegetation at Beaufort Island was assessed and a report written to ICAIR including a description of the area, species present, comparison to other Dry Valley vegetation, the merits of the vegetation ...
Analysis of the effects of environmental factors (temperature, light, water content and CO2 concentration) on the photosynthesis activity of two common Antarctic mosses and a cyanobacterial mat in the Taylor Valley [K024_2002_2003_NZ_2]
A detailed study of how the environmental factors temperature, light, water content and carbon dioxide concentration affected photosynthesis of the two common mosses Bryum argenteum and Hennediella ...
Biodiversity survey at Mt Kyffin near the Beardmore Glacier [K024_2002_2003_NZ_4]
A four person party visited an area close to Mt Kyffin on the south side of the Beardmore Glacier and at nearly 84° South latitude. In the 59-60 season the presence of many plants (lichens) and insects ...
Chlorophyll a fluorescence and temperature measurements from lichen and mosses buried under snow at Botany Bay, Granite Harbour [K024_1999_2000_NZ_2]
Fluorescence (chlorophyll a fluorescence) activity measurements were recorded for selected plants for about three weeks to determine if the photosystems of lichen or mosses are active in differing ...
Comparative studies of vegetation surveys, maps, species lists and lichen growth rates of the Cape Hallett region (Seebee Hook, Willett Cove and the scree slopes surrounding them) with a 1968 study [K024_1998_1999_NZ_1]
The first botanical work at Cape Hallett was carried out when Hallett Station existed in the early to late 1960s. These studies were used for comparative purposes of vegetation cover and lichen growth ...
Comparison of the photosynthetic performance of Umbilicaria species in the Ross Sea region [K024_2002_2003_NZ_3]
The photosynthetic performance of Umbilicaria species was measured under standard conditions in the laboratory and compared with Umbilicaria species from the Taylor Valley and Mt Kyffin.
Estimates of growth rates of lichen from photographs of lichen thalli on the Mt Falconer summit and ridge and the Rhone Bench (above Lake Bonney), Taylor Valley [K024_1980_2008_NZ_1]
A small number of lichen thalli on Mt Falconer summit and ridge and the Rhone Bench (above Lake Bonney) were marked and photographed during the 80-81 field season. These plants were refound over subsequent ...
Experimental measurements of the effects of the environmental factors (temperature, light, water content and carbon dioxide concentration) on the photosynthesis activity of Antarctic mosses and lichens at Cape Hallett [K024_1998_1999_NZ_2]
A detailed study of how the environmental factors temperature, light, water content and carbon dioxide concentration affected photosynthesis of the two common mosses Bryum argenteum and B. pseudotriquetrum ...
GIS mapping of vegetation cover at two specially protected areas; Botany Bay, Granite Harbour and Cape Bird [K024_2007_2008_NZ_2]
The ground cover of vegetation was mapped for the entire ASPA (Antarctic Specially Protected Areas) at Botany Bay, Granite Harbour and at Cape Bird including mosses, lichen and algae. The method for ...
Measurements of climate data and the effect of high light and low temperature on the photosynthetic response (photosynthetic gas exchange rates and fluorescence) of mosses and lichens at Granite Harbour [K024_1994_1995_NZ_1]
The winter snowfall (during 1994) was unusually large and the area of Botany Bay was uniformly covered to a depth of 50 to 70cm. Furthermore, air temperatures were low being rarely above -6° C. These ...
Measurements of lichen activity (chlorophyll a fluorescence) for an entire year from Botany Bay, Granite Harbour [K024_1999_2000_NZ_3]
A system was established at the back of Botany bay to monitor chlorophyll a fluorescence from a thallus of Umbilicaria aprina continuously through the winter and the next season (lichen activity through ...
Measurements of photosynthetic recovery after the winter cold and desiccation at Botany Bay, Granite Harbour [K024_2000_2001_NZ_1]
Three CMS400 photosynthesis systems were used to study the recovery of photosynthetic activity by lichens and mosses rewetted for the first time after the winter at Botany Bay, Granite Harbour.
Nutrient transfer from penguin colonies to the vegetation at Cape Hallett: A measurement of the transfer of organic nitrogen in the form of ammonia [K024_2004_2006_NZ_3]
The transfer of nutrients from marine to terrestrial ecosystems are though to be important for vegetation. The transfer rate of organic nitrogen in the form of ammonia from the penguin colonies to ...
Photosynthesis, fluorescence and microclimate measurements of several species of mosses and lichens from Botany Bay at Granite Harbour [K024_1991_1992_NZ_1]
The photosynthetic rate of Antarctic mosses and lichens was studied with investigations into the effects of high levels of light radiation and of possible UV effects. The mosses Pottia heimii, Bryum ...
Plant biodiversity survey of the Cape Hallett region [K024_2004_2006_NZ_1]
Changes in biodiversity (the numbers, types and amount of terrestrial lichens and mosses) are expected to be one signal for environmental change. Better collection techniques, better identification ...
Plant biodiversity survey of the Granite Harbour, Darwin Glacier and Cape Crozier regions [K024_2006_2008_NZ_2]
The distribution and identity of lichens, mosses and endolithic algae were examined at sites around Granite Harbour, the Darwin Glacier and Igloo Spur at Cape Crozier to extend sampling of the Ross ...
Population genetics of the lichen species Umbilicaria aprina, Umbilicaria decussata and Buellia frigida along a latitudinal gradient in the Ross Sea region [K024_2006_2008_NZ_1]
A latitudinal change in population genetics of selected lichen species was conducted to determine whether these lichen communities have spread along a latitudinal gradient from northern latitudes ...
The distribution and identity of terrestrial plant communities of the Lower Taylor Valley including lichens, mosses, hypolithic and endolithic algae [K024_1989_1990_NZ_4]
In the 1989-1990 season collecting trips were made to the Kukri Hills and to Mt. Falconer to prepare an initial species list of the Lower Taylor Valley. In the 2002-2003 season walking trips were ...
The photosynthetic performance (photosynthesis response curves to light and water content at various temperatures) of the pale and dark forms of the lichen Usnea spacelata from Cape Royds [K024_1996_1997_NZ_4]
The photosynthetic performance of the fruticose lichen Usnea sphacelata was measured using advanced, climatised photosynthetic cuvettes at Scott Base. Individuals of the Usnea sp were identified and ...
Vegetation mapping of the Fryxell Stream flush, Taylor Valley [K024_1989_1990_NZ_1]
The Frxyell Stream flows into Lake Fryxell in the Taylor Valley. Canada Pond lies upstream of Lake Fryxell adjacent to the Canada Glacier. The Fryxell Stream flush, both the upper flush (flush area ...
Vegetation survey in a proposed long-term monitoring site at Castle Rock [K024_1996_1997_NZ_1]
The site, near Castle Rock was delineated in a previous season by another investigator. The area was carefully searched and plants located, identified and as necessary, collected for herbarium and ...
Vegetation surveys and trails of a 'tracker' system to allow both topography and plant occurrence to be mapped at Cape Royds [K024_1996_1997_NZ_2]
A species list and vegetation notes of the Cape Royds area was completed. A high density of lichens occurred (eg Usnea sphacelata)at Horseshoe Bay and inland near the ice edge (Caloplaca sp.). A 'tracker' ...
Vegetation surveys of Granite Harbour region including Cape Geology, Botany Bay, Kar Plateau, Lion Island, Couloir Cliffs and Flat Iron [K024_1989_2000_NZ_1]
A preliminary survey of the plant life was conducted at Botany Bay and Cape Geology (Granite Harbour) to prepare an initial species list and to assess the general richness of the area (1989-1990). ...
Baseline concentration of elements in the Antarctic macrolichen [ECA021]
Lichens and mosses are cryptogamic organisms with a number of features in common. They lack root systems, have a high cation-exchange capacity (CEC), and depend largely on atmospheric deposition for ...
Baseline concentrations of elements in the Antarctic macrolichen Umbilicaria decussata [Antar_Macrolichen_Umbilicaria]
Total concentrations of major and trace elements were determined in samples of the epilithic lichen Umbilicaria decussata from 24 ice-free areas in coastal Victoria Land (Antarctica) during ...
Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME) - Namibia [bclme_namibia]
The BCLME Programme is designed to improve the structures and capacities of Namibia, Angola and South Africa to deal with the environmental problems that occur across the national boundaries, in order ...
Biodiversity and low temperature biology of Antarctic yeasts [ASAC_1002]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 1002 See the link below for public details on this project. Taken from the abstracts of the referenced papers: A morphological and physiological characterization ...
Biodiversity of Antarctic Fungi [fun01]
Continental Antarctica is considered an extreme terrestrial environment, which can be colonized only by microorganisms with high level of adaptation. Microbiological investigations in the southern ...
Biodiversity of Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems: on-line computerized interactive floras and identification keys of Antarctic lichens. [UNITS_LICHENS]
The research project is based on 3 main topics. A) Creation of on-line interactive floras and identification keys of lichens from areas of the Antarctic Continent, and in particular from Victoria ...
Biological and biochemical studies of the plant, invertebrate and microbial communities in the Ross Sea Region [K052_1984_1985_NZ_1]
An expedition was undertaken in the 84/85 season with the aim(s): 1) to survey plant and microbial communities in the Terra Nova Bay area, 2) to conduct ecophysiological studies on the insects at ...
Biological, physical and chemical parameters in water and microbial mat samples from ponds in the Cape Hallett vicinity and cryoconite holes on the Tucker and Bornmann glaciers [K081_2005_2006_NZ_3]
A series of 10 ponds, located away from the main influences of the penguin colony at Cape Hallett, were investigated for variation in chemistry and microbial mat development. Cores of benthic microbial ...
Biology and Integrated Management of Fungi Affecting Tree Fruit Marketability (Methyl Bromide Alternatives) [USDA0516]
The purpose of "Biology and Integrated Management of Fungi Affecting Tree Fruit Marketability (Methyl Bromide Alternatives)" is to develop alternatives to Methyl Bromide as a soil fumigant, and decrease ...
Biology of lichen communities in Antarctica. [CNDA-ESP_LIQ_PAD]
In English: This dataset contains information on the registered data on studies of the biology of lichen communities in Antarctica. This dataset is also the parent record ...
Biota of Virginia (BOVA) [vadgif_BOVA]
This database was created through a review of the peer-reviewed literature, taxonomic expert communications, and database records for all native and naturalized species of Virginia. Included in the ...
Biotic Responses to UV-B Radiation in Antarctica [JCADM_NL-NADC_BIOTIC_RESPONSES]
The significant impact of enhanced UV-B radiation on Antarctic marine organisms has been widely recognized. So far studies on Antarctic terrestrial organisms are few. The aim of the project is to ...
Monitoring Sudden Oak Death in California [CAMFER_SOD]
The objective of the Monitoring Sudden Oak Death Program is to determine the distribution, incidence, and impact of Sudden Oak Death and Phytophthora ramorum in the state of California. We are interested ...
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute-2000 [MBARI_VARS_2000]
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) uses high-resolution video equipment to record hundreds of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dives per year. In the first 20 years of ROV diving ...
Photographic Slide Collection of Forest Insects and Diseases and their Damage, Maritime Provinces, Canada [Canada_CFS_PhotoForInsects]
The majority of photographic slides in this collection are of forest insects and diseases and their damage; a minor component consists of program activities. Collection coverage focusses primarily ...
Photos of quadrat locations for data collection of ASAC project 1313 in ASPA 135 [ASAC_1313_ASPA135_Photos]
Photos of quadrat locations for vegetation transects at site ASPA 135. Three photos per page, showing: broad quadrat location within site (left), quadrat locaiton in relation to metal marker fixed ...
Photosynthesis and water relationships on Antarctic nanofruticose lichens. [CNDA-ESP_ANT94-0907-E_LIQ_06]
In English: Scientific objectives: -To study the photosynthetic behaviour of lichen nanofruticose species (Bacidia Stipata, buellia cladocarpiza, Catillaria corymbosa and ...
Photosynthetic Response of Antarctic and Subantarctic Plants to Light and UV Stress in Undisturbed/Disturbed Habitats [ASAC_227]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 227 Photosynthetic Response of Antarctic and Subantarctic Plants to Light and UV Stress in Undisturbed/Disturbed Habitats including Recommendation ...
Polar soil bacterial and fungal biodiversity survey [soil_bacteria_fungi]
It contains the raw sequences (.fasta files) quality scores (.qual files), flowgram data from the 454 instrument (.flow files), an index of each sequence read and the sample to which it belongs (.groups ...
Preliminary data on the accumulation of usnic acid related to ozono depletion in two lichens [003-94_01]
The absorbing properties of UV radiation of lichen phenols agree with their photoprotector capacity determined by in vivo and in vitro methods. The photostability that characterizes these compounds ...
Preliminary studies on diversity of soil microfungi from Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard [marp0801]
Preliminary results of microfungi isolated from soils of Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway during the familiarisation trip in July 2006 will be presented. Twenty three soil samples were collected during ...
Pseudomonad organisms capable of degrading resin acids: Are they found in Antarctica? Soil samples from Mt Erebus [K023_1996_1997_NZ_1]
Pseudomonads are gram negative bacteria which are unique in their ability to degrade aromatic compounds such as xylene, napthalene and camphor and have recently been shown to degrade toxic resin acids ...
Quantitative variations of phenolic compounds related to thallus age in Umbilicaria antarctica in Antarctica [110-88_02]
Densitometric analysis (HPTLC) was used to determine the concentrations of phenolic metabolites in thalli of different ages in Umbilicaria antarctica Frey et Lamb. Usnic acid and atranorin concentrations ...
Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) Lichen collection [JP_JARE_LICHEN]
[from Research Group/Research Activities: Terrestrial Biology, "http://www.nipr.ac.jp/english/"] Y. Ohyama, H. Kanda, S. Imura This group promotes taxonomical, ecological and physiological ...
Locations of nine quadrats used in moss mapping studies at Casey Station, Antarctica 2007-2008 [ASAC_1313_Casey_Moss_Quadrats_2007]
The data are comprised of a spreadsheet with locations (latitude and longitude) and labels for moss bed quadrats. The quadrats are located in two sites: Antarctic Specially Protected Area 135 (formerly ...
Fungi isolates from physical samples (soil, rock, wood, foodstuff, air, artifacts, etc) from heroic era sites in the Ross Sea Region to determine fungal biodiversity [K021_1998_2008_NZ_1]
Physical samples of soil, rocks, wood, foodstuffs, air and artefacts were collected from six Heroic era sites in the Ross Sea Region over the period of January 1999 to January 2008. These sites included ...
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