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Microbial biodiversity in land-fast sea-ice in the Ross Sea
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Changing patterns of microbial diversity along a latitudinal gradient in the Ross Sea are sensitive indicators of climate change. The research will generate a bio-inventory of the micro-organisms in sea ice using both conventional methods and molecular technology, and will quantify abundances to generate community fingerprints for sea ice biodiversity. Each fingerprint will summarise the biodiversity at one of three sites along the coast of the Ross Sea that will allow temporal and geographical comparisons.
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Dr Ken Ryan
Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington, University of Tasmania, University of Hawaii, Technion Institute, Israel, NIWA, New Zealand, University of Tromso, University of Fairbanks Alaska
New Zealand, Australia, Antarctica
October 2007 to December 2009
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