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Dataset - Biotic Responses to UV-B Radiation in Antarctica

Huiskes; Ad H.L., Lud, Daniela; Moerdijk-Poortvliet, Tanja C.M. (2000). Biotic Responses to UV-B Radiation in Antarctica. (v1) The Netherlands. Published by NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research.
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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 determine how cryptogams and phanerogams (terrestrial algae, lichens mosses, the grass Deschampsia antarctica) in Antarctic coastal habitats respond to Global Environmental Change (especially UV-B radiation). The project comprises three parts: a. Monitoring changing environmental conditions - with particular emphasis on ultraviolet - and photosynthetically active radiation and temperature - in an area beneath the spring Antarctic ozone 'hole', by establishing a measuring station able to measure these environ-mental parameters over prolonged periods (5 years or more); b. Monitoring possible changes in Antarctic coastal vegetation by selective exclusion of UV - B form the natural irradiation and increased temperature in comparison with the vegetation under natural circumstances over prolonged periods (> 10 years); c. Investigate the ability of selected species to maintain physiological performance under increased stress (UV - B, and integrate the results of whole organism data with other investigations on biochemistry and cellular physiology. This third part will comprise measurements of the photosynthetic activity and biochemistry of selected species in the field and laboratory experiments on the same species in a controlled environment.

Temporal coverage


1 January 1997 to 1 January 2000

PlatformIn Situ Land-based Platforms > Ground Stations (ground Stations)
PlatformIn Situ Land-based Platforms > Weather Stations/networks > Meteorological Stations (meteorological Stations)

Originating center

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



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Lud, D., Buma, A.G.J., et al., 2001. DNA damage and photosynthetic performance in the Antarctic terrestrial alga Prasiola crispa ssp antarctica (Chlorophyta) under manipulated UV-B radiation. Journal of Phycology 37 (4), 459-467

Huiskes, A.H.L., Lud, D., & Moerdijk-Poortvliet, T.C.W., 2001. Field research on the effects of UV-B filters on terrestrial Antarctic vegetation. Responses of Plants to UV-B Radiation 18, 75-86

Lud, D., Huiskes, A.H.L., et al., 2001. The effects of altered levels of UV-B radiation on an Antarctic grass and lichen. Responses of Plants to UV-B Radiation 18

Huiskes, A.H.L., Lud, D., et al., 1999. Impact of UV-B radiation on Antarctic terrestrial vegetation. UV-B and Terrestrial Ecosystems , 313-333

Huiskes, 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), 36-42


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Dif id: JCADM_NL-NADC_BIOTIC_RESPONSES | UUID: a6dcdddb-6f59-5f92-b91a-79115a2e9ed8 | Version:1 | Added on: 23 June 2000 15:51