Botanical studies at Ross Island, Antarctica in 1982-83 : preliminary report / Paul A. Broady

By: Broady, Paul A.
Contributor(s): Melbourne University Programme in Antarctic Studies.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: RDRC: no. 1129Publisher: [Melbourne] : [Melbourne University], 1983Description: 39 p.Subject(s): BOTANY | FLORA | ANTARCTICA | ROSS ISLANDHoldings: GRETA POINT: 58(99) BOT Summary: Work was undertaken on the summit of Mt. Erebus and at C. Bird. On Mt. Erebus it was intended to provide descriptions of vegetation distribution on the surface of steam-heated ground, especially in relation to temperature gradients from cold to hot areas. The study concentrated on the most extensive area of warmed ground at the bottom of Tramway Ridge; samples were examined microscopically and the soil temperature measured. Results are displayed in tables. It is recommended that the study site be designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an example of a high-altitude fumarolic vegetation area. At Cape Bird the location of all vegetation was mapped, as far as possible, and numerous samples collected. A recommendation is made that a significant stand of moss be set aside as a Specially Protected Area. Recommendations for future work in both areas are made (DJS)
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Melbourne University Programme in Antarctic Studies [Report]. 17 figs; 6 tables

Work was undertaken on the summit of Mt. Erebus and at C. Bird. On Mt. Erebus it was intended to provide descriptions of vegetation distribution on the surface of steam-heated ground, especially in relation to temperature gradients from cold to hot areas. The study concentrated on the most extensive area of warmed ground at the bottom of Tramway Ridge; samples were examined microscopically and the soil temperature measured. Results are displayed in tables. It is recommended that the study site be designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an example of a high-altitude fumarolic vegetation area. At Cape Bird the location of all vegetation was mapped, as far as possible, and numerous samples collected. A recommendation is made that a significant stand of moss be set aside as a Specially Protected Area. Recommendations for future work in both areas are made (DJS)

GRETA POINT: 58(99) BOT

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