Table 2. - Benthic community characteristics along Victoria Land, Antarctica, from the 2004 R/V "Italica" cruise, supplement to: Berkman, Paul Arthur; Cattaneo-Vietti, Riccardo; Chiantore, Mariachiara; Howard-Williams, Clive; Cummings, Vonda; Kvitek, Rikk (2005): Marine research in the Latitudinal Gradient Project along Victoria Land, Antarctica. Arntz, Wolf E, Lovrich, Gustavo A & Thatje, Sven (eds.) The Magellan-Antarctic connection: links and frontiers at southern high latitudes, Scientia Marina, 69 (Suppl. 2), 57-63

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This paper describes the conceptual framework of the Latitudinal Gradient Project that is being implemented by the New Zealand, Italian and United States Antarctic programmes along Victoria Land, Antarctica, from 72°S to 86°S. The purpose of this interdisciplinary research project is to assess the dynamics and coupling of marine and terrestrial ecosystems in relation to global climate variability. Preliminary data about the research cruises from the R/V "Italica" and R/V "Tangaroa" along the Victoria Land Coast in 2004 are presented. As a global climate barometer, this research along Victoria Land provides a unique framework for assessing latitudinal shifts in 'sentinel' environmental transition zones, where climate changes have an amplified impact on the phases of water.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830711
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2005.69s257
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.830711
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Creator Berkman, Paul Arthur; Cattaneo-Vietti, Riccardo; Chiantore, Mariachiara; Howard-Williams, Clive; Cummings, Vonda; Kvitek, Rikk
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2014
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
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Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 179 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (164.088W, -74.837S, 170.703E, -71.258N); Victoria Land, Antarctica