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Dataset - Antarctic Coastal Ecology

Huiskes, Ad (2012). Antarctic Coastal Ecology. (v1) The Netherlands. Published by NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research.
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Objectives: • To assess the structure and functioning of the Antarctic coastal ecosystem and the relationships between marine and terrestrial biota. • To assess the origin of organic matter and minerals in the Antarctic coastal ecosystem and the pathways of organic matter and minerals between the coastal marine and terrestrial systems.


The vegetation structure of coastal vegetation both emerged and submerged is studied. Species diversity, biomass, photosynthesis of key species is recorded.

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1 October 1990 to 1 January 1996

PlatformIn Situ Land-based Platforms > Field Investigation
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/analyzers > Infrared Gas Analyzers (irga)
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/analyzers > Oxygen Analyzers
InstrumentIn Situ/laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/analyzers > Carbon Analyzers

Originating center

Centre for Estuarine and Coastal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-CEME)



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Chown, S.L., Gremmen, N.K., & Gaston, K.J., 1998. Ecological biogeography of southern ocean islands: species-area relationships, human impacts, and conservation. The American Naturalist 152 (4), 562-575Huiskes, A.H.L., Gremmen, N.K., & Francke, J.W., 1997. Morphological effects on the water balance of Antarctic foliose and fruticose lichens. Antarctic Science 9 (1), 36-42Brouwer, P.E.M., 1997. Species distribution and zonation pattern of Antarctic macroalgae. Acta Botanica Neerlandica 46 (1), 105-106Brouwer, P.E.M., 1997. Distribution, year-round primary production and decomposition of Antarctic macroalgae. Thesis Huiskes, A.H.L., Gremmen, N.K., & Francke, J.W., 1997. The delicate stability of lichen symbiosis: comparative studies on the photosynthesis of the lichen Mastodia tesselata and its free-living phycobiont, the alga Prasiola crispa. Antarctic Communities: Species, Structure and Survival. Cambridge University Press , 234-240Brouwer, P.E.M., 1996. In situ photosynthesis and estimated annual production of the red macroalga Myriogramme mangini in relation to underwater irradiance at Signy Island (Antarctica). Antarctic Science 8 (3), 245-252Brouwer, P.E.M., 1996. Decomposition in situ of the sublittoral Antarctic macroalgaDesmarestia anceps Montagne. Polar Biology 16 (2), 129-137Gremmen, N.K., Huiskes, A.H.L., & Francke, J.W., 1995. Standing crop of the coastal macrolichen Mastodia tesselata, and its relationship to nutrient concentrations, on Petermann Island, Antarctica. The Lichenologist 27 (5), 387-394Brouwer, P.E.M., Geilen, E.F.M., et al., 1995. Biomass, cover and zonation pattern of sublittoral macroalgae at Signy Island, South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. Botanica Marina 38, 259-270Gremmen, N.K., Huiskes, A.H.L., & Francke, J.W., 1994. Epilithic macrolichen vegetation of the Argentine Islands, Antarctic Peninsul. Antarctic Science 6 (4), 463-471Alkemade, R. & van Rijswijk, P., 1993. Path analyses of the influence of substrate composition on nematode numbers and on decomposition of stranded seaweed at an Antarctic coast. Netherlands journal of sea research 31 (1), 63-70


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