Netherlands Polar Data Center

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. https://npdc.nl/dataset/a6dcdddb-6f59-5f92-b91a-79115a2e9ed8
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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

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
PlatformIn Situ Land-based Platforms > Weather Stations/networks > 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