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Algal incubations of seawater samples collected from the upper watercolumn at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, Marguerite Bay, 2008-2009
Samples of seawater were collected from the upper watercolumn at the RaTS site and examined to assess bromocarbon production by different microalgal species and how this production varies with changing environmental conditions. The field re...>>
Analysis of fungal cultures, plant and soil samples collected from the northern Antarctic Peninsula region, 2002-2003
This study investigated the status of dark septate ("DS") fungi in Antarctic plant and soil communities, with the aim of determining the abundance of DS fungi in plant roots and rhizoids, their taxonomic affinities and their symbi...>>
Analysis of piston sediment core from the Weddell Sea
Piston core PS1506, a repeat of core PS1387, was collected from a midslope bench on the continental margin on the southern limb of the Weddell Gyre in the vicinity of cores PS1388 and PS1389. At these core sites in the Weddell Sea, polynyas...>>
Antarctic Plant Database (Database of the BAS Herbarium)
This database contains information on the herbarium specimens held in the herbarium of the British Antarctic Survey (international code AAS) as well as information about specimens collected in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic and held in oth...>>
Antarctic microclimate data
Automatic data loggers are often used to monitor environmental variables such as temperature (of air and soil), humidity, wind speed and radiation in microclimates where experimental or ecological studies are being carried out. Some loggers...>>
Arctic Biosphere-Atmosphere Coupling at multiple Scales (ABACUS) datasets on plant growth, carbon allocation and carbon dynamics, 2006-2008
Plant data collected as part of the ABACUS project (Arctic Biosphere-Atmosphere Coupling at multiple Scales) Work Package 1. This relates to studies on plant allocation and phenology, and respiration-production ratios for major community ty...>>
Biological sample data from fishing undertaken during multiple cruises in the Southern Ocean, Oct 2002-Jan 2006
Biological fishing samples were collected during multiple cruises in the Southern Ocean between Oct 2002 and Jan 2006. Fishing was undertaken in the area of sub-surface moorings to ground-truth acoustic data being collected. Specificall...>>
Biological tissue samples for octopus species - Pareledone charcoti, Pareledone turqueti and Adelieledone polymorpha - collected from the Southern Ocean, 2006
Octopus biological tissue samples collected from the Southern Ocean, James Clark Ross cruise no. JR147/145. A large collection of tissue samples of our target groups from the deep sea and Antarctica have already been collected in previous c...>>
Bottom topography of the Southern Ocean through swath bathymetry collected 2005-2006
Bottom topography (assessed by swath bathymetry) of the Southern Ocean collected in the 2005/2006 field season. Bathymetry data was collected to assess its influence on dispersal and gene flow in two Antarctic fishes (Champsocephalus gu...>>
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profile data from shallow and deep ocean moorings deployed on multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia, 2002-2006
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth (CTD) data from shallow (300m) and deep (1300m) moorings in the Southern Ocean collected between Oct 2002 and Jan 2006. The CTD measured the conductivity of the water (equating to salinity), together with the ...>>
DNA fingerprints to determine selfing (homothallism) or outcrossing in Antarctic lichen
The majority of Antarctic lichens produce sexual organs, and in many species sexual ascospores appear to be the only reproductive propagule. However, it is unknown whether sexual reproduction involves selfing (homothallism) or outcrossing. ...>>
Daily base seal count at Signy Island
The number of Fur and Elephant seals around the base on Signy Island have been counted daily between January and March since 1992. Details of the area counted are given in the 1992 Seal Mammal report (archive number: H/1992/NM3)....>>
Data from long-term study into the effects of temperature and pH stressors on Antarctic sea urchins, Sterechinus neumayeri
This data was gathered to study the effects of combined environmental stressors of lowered pH and increased temperature on the adult metabolism and larval development of the Antarctic sea urchin, S. neumayeri. Specimens were cultured under ...>>
Depth profiles and underway measurements of seawater and trace gas analysis data collected in the Southern Ocean, 2004
During passage from Stanley (Falklands Islands) to South Georgia, Stanley to Rothera and within the Western Core Box, 14 depth profiles, 70 surface seawater samples and 60 air samples were analysed for trace gas concentrations. In the Weste...>>
Energy budget acclimation data for long term combined pH and temperature stressors in adult Antarctic sea urchins, Sterechinus neumayeri
Due to the constant thermal environment and lower carbonate saturation state of the Southern Ocean, Antarctic marine ectotherms are expected to be amongst the most sensitive to the combined stressors of warming and ocean acidification (OA)....>>
Fungal cultures, plant and soil samples (live and frozen) collected from the northern Antarctic Peninsula region, 2002-2003
Three plant species, the leafy liverwort Cephaloziella varians and the angiosperms Deschampsia antarctica and Colobanthus quitensis, were sampled from 12 islands across a 1480 km latitudinal gradient from South Georgia through to Adelaide I...>>
Genetic Variation in Antarctic endemics and bipolar lichen
Genetic variation on a spatial scale was assessed, using both DNA fingerprinting and sequencing-based approaches, in the Antarctic endemics Buellia frigida, Carbonia vorticosa and Amandinea petermananii, and in the bipolar species Caloplaca...>>
Krill genetic profiling from samples collected in the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177
The purpose of these studies was to document the sequence of expression of genes over the moult cycle and the spatial-temporal expression of clock genes. Samples of krill derived from the Discovery 2010 summer cruise (cruise no JR177) were ...>>
Krill observational activity monitoring studies conducted in the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177, 2007-2008
Behaviour in many organisms (including krill) is strongly influenced by diurnal and seasonal changes in the environment. The evolution of circadian clocks has afforded organisms regulation of molecular and physiological rhythms, which in t...>>
Krill samples collected from the Southern Ocean and South Atlantic during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177, 2007-2008
The krill samples collected for this project were caught during the Discovery 2010 cruise JR177 aboard the RRV James Clark Ross. Krill from two areas were used, one from around 60 South from the vicinity of the South Orkney Islands, and the...>>
Laboratory data assessing the environmental factors which control photochemical alkyl nitrate production in seawater collected from the Southern Ocean, 2003-2006
Assessment of the environmental factors controlling alkyl nitrate production in water....>>
List of non-lichenized fungi from the Antarctic region
This list provides a check-list of the non-lichenized fungi reported from Antarctica that have been published in the literature or deposited in major culture collections. The list includes all macrofungi, filamentous forms and yeasts, toge...>>
Long-term monitoring of Signy Island lakes chemistry by BAS, 1963-2004
The long term monitoring of water chemistry in Signy Island lakes is unique in polar limnology, in its duration (30+ years), detail, and range of sites. It details seasonal patterns of snow and ice cover, inorganic nutrient status and chlor...>>
Measurements of atmospheric ammonia, and chemical and physiological analyses of ecological materials collected at Cape Hallett, Antarctica
The dataset contains measurements of mean atmospheric ammonia concentrations taken at seven locations in and around Cape Hallett, northern Victoria Land. The data were obtained using ALPHA passive diffusion samplers mounted at a height of 1...>>
Models of population structuring of the fish Champsocephalus gunnari and Notothenia rossii by oceanographic processes in the Southern Ocean
Life history and phylo-genetic/geographic data was combined with oceanographic data to test models of population structuring by oceanographic processes. The data are solely model outputs; specifically high-resolution flows for the South Geo...>>
Morphometric data from fish samples of Champsocephalus gunnari and Notothenia rossii collected from the Southern Ocean, 2005-2006
Fish samples of Champsocephalus gunnari and Notothenia rossii (tissues preserved in ethanol, and otoliths) were collected from the Southern Ocean in the 2005/2006 field season. Morphometric data, including body length, mass, sex and reprod...>>
Morphometric data from octopuses collected in the Southern Ocean
Every octopus was fixed in 5-6% formalin for 4 days, before being heat sealed in a plastic bag containing 4% formalin, and packed for morphometric studies. ...>>
Seal count data at Signy Island
The total number of seals on Signy Island is counted in February each year. The island is divided into 6 areas, sub-divided into 105 zones and the number of Antarctic Fur seals, Elephant seals, Weddell seals and other seal species in each z...>>
Sequencing data from octopus samples collected in the Southern Ocean
A small tissue sample was taken from the mantle of each octopus and placed immediately in 70 - 80 % ethanol for preservation, in preparation for DNA extraction. ...>>
Soil and biological samples collected from Signy, South Orkney Islands, 2005-2006
To identify and quantify soil N species over a full growth season, small volumes of soil were removed from each sampling site 5 times during the field season and extracted in the laboratory. Bare soil at higher elevations, namely Observatio...>>
Specimens, Cultures, Ribosomal and other genomic DNA sequences collected from Antarctica
The planned fieldwork involved collection of fertile lichens from a range of sites across the Antarctic Peninsula and isolation of the lichen-forming fungi into pure culture in a laboratory at Rothera. Approximately 5,600 monospore cultures...>>
The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by hull-mounted (EK500) echo-sounder data collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR58 in 2001
AFI 01/10 - The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by multi-frequency acoustics and nets Data were collected with Simard EK500 scientific echo-sounder running on RRS James Clark Ross during net hauls where TUBA were d...>>
The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by net sample data collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR58 in 2001
AFI 01/10 - The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by multi-frequency acoustics and nets Data collected from 15 net hauls on BAS cruise JR058. Data are zooplankton (mainly krill and salps) entering the net during hauls ...>>
The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by net-mounted sonar - TUBA (Towed Undulating BioAcoustic Sensor) data collected aboard the RRS James Clark Ross cruise JR58 in 2001
AFI 01/10 - The structure of zooplankton aggregations as determined by multi-frequency acoustics and nets Data collected from 15 net hauls on BAS cruise JR058 using net mounted sonar - TUBA (Towed Undulating BioAcoustic Sensor). Data ar...>>
Water Column Profiler (WCP) data from shallow and deep ocean moorings deployed on multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia, Nov 2004-Apr 2005
Water Column Profiler (WCP) data collected from shallow (300m) and deep (1300m) moorings in the Southern Ocean between Nov 2004 and April 2005. The WCP estimated the krill biomass using sound waves of 120kHz. Data were collected by depl...>>