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dc.contributor.authorFraser, Ceridwen I.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorConnell, Laurieen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLee, Charles Kai-Wuen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorCary, S. Craigen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-29T01:50:34Z
dc.date.available2018-03-01en_NZ
dc.date.available2019-11-29T01:50:34Z
dc.date.issued2018en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationFraser, C. I., Connell, L., Lee, C. K.-W., & Cary, S. C. (2018). Evidence of plant and animal communities at exposed and subglacial (cave) geothermal sites in Antarctica. Polar Biology, 41(3), 417–421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-017-2198-9en
dc.identifier.issn0722-4060en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/13200
dc.description.abstractGeothermal areas, such as volcanoes, might have acted as glacial microrefugia for a wide range of species. The heavily glaciated but volcanically active Antarctic continent presents an ideal system for assessing this hypothesis. Ice-free terrain around volcanoes in Antarctica is, however, often restricted to small patches, whereas subglacial cave systems, formed by vented volcanic steam, can be extensive and interconnected. No observations of macrobiota have yet been made for subglacial geothermal environments in Antarctica, but these organisms are often patchily distributed and can be difficult to find. We carried out metabarcoding (eDNA) analyses of soil samples taken from exposed areas on three volcanoes in Victoria Land, and subglacial caves on Mount Erebus. We found evidence of numerous eukaryotic groups, including mosses, algae, arthropods, oligochaetes and nematodes, at both exposed and subglacial sites. Our findings support the notion that geothermal areas—including subglacial environments—can nurture biodiversity in glaciated regions.
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherSpringeren_NZ
dc.rights© 2018 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany.This is the author's accepted version. The final publication is available at Springer via dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-017-2198-9
dc.subjectScience & Technologyen_NZ
dc.subjectLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_NZ
dc.subjectBiodiversity Conservationen_NZ
dc.subjectEcologyen_NZ
dc.subjectBiodiversity & Conservationen_NZ
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecologyen_NZ
dc.subjectVolcanoen_NZ
dc.subjectPolaren_NZ
dc.subjectEnvironmental DNA eDNAen_NZ
dc.subjectRefugiaen_NZ
dc.subjectSubglacialen_NZ
dc.subjectVICTORIA-LANDen_NZ
dc.subjectMOUNT EREBUSen_NZ
dc.subjectICE CAVESen_NZ
dc.subjectBIODIVERSITYen_NZ
dc.subjectDIVERSITYen_NZ
dc.subjectICELANDen_NZ
dc.subjectHISTORYen_NZ
dc.subjectSOILSen_NZ
dc.subjectSHEETen_NZ
dc.subjectLIFEen_NZ
dc.titleEvidence of plant and animal communities at exposed and subglacial (cave) geothermal sites in Antarcticaen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00300-017-2198-9en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfPolar Biologyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page417
pubs.elements-id201638
pubs.end-page421
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_NZ
pubs.volume41en_NZ
dc.identifier.eissn1432-2056en_NZ


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