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dc.contributor.authorHofstee, Erica H.
dc.contributor.authorBalks, Megan R.
dc.contributor.authorPetchey, Fiona
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, David I.
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-14T23:40:57Z
dc.date.available2008-08-14T23:40:57Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationHofstee, E. H., Balks, M. R., Petchey, F., & Campbell, D. I. (2006). Soils of Seabee Hook, Cape Hallett, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 18(04), 473-486.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0954-1020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/939
dc.description.abstractThe soils of the Seabee Hook area of Cape Hallett in northern Victoria Land, Antarctica, were mapped and characterized. Seabee Hook is a low-lying gravel spit of beach deposits built up by coastal currents carrying basalt material from nearby cliffs. Seabee Hook is the location of an Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) colony which influences the soils with additions of guano, dead birds, eggshells and feathers. A soil-landscape model was developed and a soil association was identified between the soils formed on mounds (relict beach ridges) favoured by penguins for nests (Typic Haplorthel) and the soils in the areas between the mounds (Typic Haplorthel/Typic Aquorthel). Soils formed on the mounds inhabited by penguins contained guano in the upper 50 cm, overlying sub-rounded beach-deposited gravel and sand. Soils between mounds had a thin veneer (< 5 cm) of guano overlying basaltic gravelly sand similar to that in the lower parts of the mound soils. The soils had high concentrations of nitrogen, organic carbon, phosphorus, cadmium, zinc, copper, and increased electrical conductivity, within horizons influenced by penguin guano. Five buried penguin bones were collected from the base of soil profiles and radiocarbon dated. The dates indicate that Seabee Hook has been colonized by penguins for at least 1000 years.en_US
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ANSen_US
dc.rightsThis article is published in the journal, Antarctic Science. Copyright © Antarctic Science Ltd 2006.en_US
dc.subjectAntarctic soilen_US
dc.subjectcarbon datingen_US
dc.subjectguanoen_US
dc.subjectLatitudinal Gradient Projecten_US
dc.subjectornithogenicen_US
dc.subjectXRFen_US
dc.titleSoils of Seabee Hook, Cape Hallett, northern Victoria Land, Antarcticaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0954102006000526en_US
dc.relation.isPartOfAntarctic Scienceen_NZ
pubs.begin-page473en_NZ
pubs.elements-id32181
pubs.end-page486en_NZ
pubs.issue4en_NZ
pubs.volume18en_NZ


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