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Ecological Biogeography of the Terrestrial Nematodes of Victoria Land, Antarctica (Data Archive)

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The terrestrial ecosystems of Victoria Land, Antarctica are characteristically simple in terms of biological diversity and ecological functioning. Nematodes are the most commonly encountered and abundant metazoans of Victoria Land soils, yet little is known of their diversity and distribution. Herein we present a summary of the geographic distribution, habitats and ecology of the terrestrial nematodes of Victoria Land from published and unpublished sources. Published in Zookeys as: Ecological Biogeography of the Terrestrial Nematodes of Victoria Land, Antarctica. Byron J. Adams, Diana H. Wall, Ross A. Virginia, Emma Broos, Matthew A. Knox

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Adams BJ, Wall DH, Virginia RA, Broos E, Knox MA (2014) Ecological Biogeography of the Terrestrial Nematodes of Victoria Land, Antarctica (Data Archive). ZooKeys

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Keywords

Biodiversity; dispersal; climate change; Eudorylaimus; freeliving nematodes; Geomonhystera; habitat suitability; invasive species; Panagrolaimus; Plectus; Scottnema; soil

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Byron Adams
Brigham Young University Provo Utah US
http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/walllab/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Byron Adams
Brigham Young University Provo Utah US
http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/walllab/

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Byron Adams
Brigham Young University Provo Utah US
http://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/walllab/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Diana Wall
Colorado State University Fort Collins Colorado US
Author
Ross Virginia
Dartmouth College Hanover New Hampshire US
Author
Emma Broos
Colorado State University Fort Collins Colorado US
Matthew Knox
Colorado State University Fort Collins Colorado US

Geographic Coverage

Victoria Land, Antarctica

Bounding Coordinates -78.5, -70 / 155, 175 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic Coverage

All species of nematode known from the region of Victoria Land Antarctica.

Species  Scottnema lindsayae,  Plectus murrayi,  Plectus frigophilus,  Eudorylaimus antarcticus,  Eudorylaimus glacialis,  Panagrolaimus davidi,  Geomonhystera antarcticola

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1970-01-01 / 2013-01-01

Project Data

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Title McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Program
Funding National Science Foundation grant ANT-1115245.
Study Area Description The McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Program is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in an ice-free region of Antarctica. MCM joined the National Science Foundation's LTER Network in 1993 and is funded through the Office of Polar Programs in six year funding periods. The McMurdo Dry Valleys (77°30'S 163°00'E) on the shore of McMurdo Sound, 2,200 miles (3,500 km) due south of New Zealand, form the largest relatively ice-free area (approximately 4,800 sq km) on the Antarctic continent. These ice-free areas of Antarctica display a sharp contrast to most other ecosystems in the world, which exist under far more moderate environmental conditions. The perennially ice-covered lakes, ephemeral streams and extensive areas of exposed soil within the McMurdo Dry Valleys are subject to low temperatures, limited precipitation and salt accumulation. The dry valleys represent a region where life approaches its environmental limits, and is an end-member in the spectrum of environments included in the LTER Network.
Design Description Based on published and unpublished data, we summarized biogeographic information on the species represented within each nematode genus described in Victoria Land. In addition to published papers, we present information obtained from data on soil, and lake and stream sediment samples collected throughout Victoria Land, by the authors and team members during the austral summers between and including 1990 and 2004.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Diana Wall

Sampling Methods

Based on published and unpublished data, we summarized biogeographic information on the species represented within each nematode genus described in Victoria Land. In addition to published papers, we present information obtained from data on soil, and lake and stream sediment samples collected throughout Victoria Land, by the authors and team members during the austral summers between and including 1990 and 2004.

Study Extent Victoria Land Antarctica 1970 - 2013
Quality Control N/A
Step Description 1 Nematode soil extraction procedures optimized for Antarctic soils (Freckman and Virginia 1993).

Collection Data

Collection Name Terrestrial nematodes of Victoria Land Antarctica
Collection Identifier Meiofauna Collection
Parent Collection Identifier Monte L. Bean Museum, Brigham Young University
Specimen preservation methods Formalin

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