Start date:
January 2010
End date:
January 2010
Bull Pass, Marble Point, Mt Fleming, Granite Harbour and Victoria Valley
Principle Investigator:
Dr Jackie Aislabie
Landcare Research, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64 07 858 3700,
The goal of this research is to support environmental protection and management of ice-free areas of the Ross Sea region, Antarctica by: increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding of Antarctic soils including soil distribution and climate, bacterial diversity, and vulnerability to human impacts. Soil maps will be developed and with underlying soils data will be added to the Antarctic soils database in our On-line Ross Sea region GIS ( soils/). Soil climate stations at 7 locations in the Ross Sea region will continue to be maintained.