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Algal incubations of seawater samples collected from the upper watercolumn at the Rothera Time-Series (RaTS) site, Marguerite Bay, during the 2008-09 field season.
Samples of seawater were collected from the upper watercolumn at the RaTS site and examined under the microscope. From these samples, single microalgal cells were isolated using a micro- or capillary pipette, washed in sterile seawater medi...>>
Analysis of fungal cultures, plant and soil samples collected from the northern Antarctic Peninsula region in 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 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...>>
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...>>
Biological samples collected by fishing taken from multiple marine cruises investigating krill abundance variability around South Georgia between October 2002 and January 2006
Fishing was undertaken around the mooring positions to ground truth the acoustic data. Specifically, RMT hauls were used to learn more about the vertical distribution of plankton, krill, mysids and fish around these particular positions du...>>
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 between 2002 and 2006
AFI 03/16 - Moorings to investigate intra-annual variability in Krill abundance and water-mass physical characteristics at South Georgia: Conductivity/Temperature/Depth (CTD) data from shallow (300m) and deep (1300m) moorings in the Souther...>>
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 laboratory studies 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....>>
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 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 in 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...>>
IPY-246_01 - ABACUS - Plant Growth and Allocation
The aim of WP1 is to understand how plant growth and C allocation drive C dynamics at the community level and how this relates to plant N status and site fertility.It therefore focuses on testing H1 (plant-soil interactions) and will also p...>>
IPY-246_03 - ABACUS - Soil/Plant Flux Measurements
We will provide to WP7 high temporal resolution of C exchange of the key tundra-dwarf-shrub and forest understorey communities through diurnal cycles at different times of year, coupled with, where relevant, concomitant measurements of CO2 ...>>
IPY-246_06 - ABACUS - Satellite Remote Sensing and Geostatistics
WP6 will provide spatial observations (with errors) for assimilation into the ecosystem models of WP7. Provision of spatiotemporal data will be key to WP7 and addressing hypotheses H2, H3 and H7. The main types of EO data that will be used ...>>
IPY-264_07 - ABACUS - Modelling and Synthesis
The aim of the modelling WP is to provide the means to extrapolate and scale information to test H7 by determining (1) whether flux tower measurements are consistent with multiple chamber measurements gathered within the footprint; and (2) ...>>
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 were processed and pre...>>
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 animals used 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 second fro...>>
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 Lake 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...>>
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. ...>>
Octopus species - Pareledone charcoti, Pareledone turqueti and Adelieledone polymorpha - collected from the Southern Ocean, RSS James Clark Ross cruise JR147/145, 2006
A large collection of tissue samples of our target groups from the deep sea and Antarctica have already been collected in previous cruises. The specific objective of this cruise (JCR147/145) was to target three species of octopus, Pareledon...>>
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 between October 2002 and January 2006
AFI 03/16 - Moorings to investigate intra-annual variability in Krill abundance and water-mass physical characteristics at South Georgia: Water Column Profiler (WCP) data from shallow (300m) and deep (1300m) moorings in the Southern Ocean c...>>