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Aerobiology over Antarctica – A new Initiative for Atmospheric Ecology

Pearce, D.A. and Alekhina, I.A. and Terauds, A. and Wilmotte, A. and Quesada, A. and Edwards, A. and Dommergue, A. and Sattler, B. and Adams, B.J. and Magalhães, C. and Chu, W.-L. and Lau, M.C.Y. and Cary, C. and Smith, D.J. and Wall, D.H. and Eguren, G. and Matcher, G. and Bradley, J.A. and de Vera, Jean Pierre Paul and Elster, J. and Hughes, K.A. and Cuthbertson, L. and Benning, L.G. and Gunde-Cimerman, N. and Convey, P. and Hong, S.G. and Pointing, S.B. and Pellizari, V.H. and Vincent, W.F. (2016) Aerobiology over Antarctica – A new Initiative for Atmospheric Ecology. Frontiers in Microbiology. Frontiers Media S.A.. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00016. ISSN 1664-302X.

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The role of Aerial dispersal in shaping patterns of biodiversity remains poorly understood, mainly due to a lack of coordinated efforts in gathering data at appropriate temporal and spatial scales. It has been long known that the rate of dispersal to an ecosystem can significantly influence ecosystem dynamics, and that aerial transport has been identified as an important source of biological input to remote locations. With the considerable effort devoted in recent decades to understanding atmospheric circulation in the south-polar region, a unique opportunity has emerged to investigate the atmospheric ecology of Antarctica, from regional to Continental scales. This concept note identifies key questions in Antarctic microbial biogeography and the need for standardized sampling and analysis protocols to address such questions. A consortium of polar aerobiologists is established to bring together researchers with a common interest in the airborne dispersion of microbes and other propagules in the Antarctic, with opportunities for comparative studies in the Arctic.

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Document Type:Article
Title:Aerobiology over Antarctica – A new Initiative for Atmospheric Ecology
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Pearce, D.A.Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, British Antarctic SurveyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Alekhina, I.A.Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Saint Petersburg, RussiaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Terauds, A.Australian Antarctic Division, Kingston, AustraliaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wilmotte, A.University of Liege, Liège, BelgiumUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Quesada, A.Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Edwards, A.Aberystwyth, University, Aberystwyth, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dommergue, A.Université Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sattler, B.University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, AustriaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Adams, B.J.Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Magalhães, C.Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, Porto, PortugalUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Chu, W.-L.International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lau, M.C.Y.Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cary, C.University of Waikato, Hamilton, New ZealandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Smith, D.J.NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wall, D.H.Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eguren, G.Universidad de la República, Montevideo, UruguayUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Matcher, G.Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South AfricaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bradley, J.A.University of Bristol, Bristol, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Elster, J.University of South Bohemia, Ceské Budejovice, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hughes, K.A.British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cuthbertson, L.Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Benning, L.G.Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gunde-Cimerman, N.University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, SloveniaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Convey, P.British Antarctic Survey, Biological Sciences Division, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge,UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hong, S.G.Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, South KoreaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pointing, S.B.Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New ZealandUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pellizari, V.H.Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, BrazilUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vincent, W.F.Laval University, Québec, QC, CanadaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:16 February 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Frontiers in Microbiology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Publisher:Frontiers Media S.A.
Keywords:aerobiology; Antarctica; metadata; biodiversity; biogeography
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Exploration of the Solar System
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Deposited By: de Vera, Dr. Jean Pierre Paul
Deposited On:08 Mar 2016 12:57
Last Modified:01 Dec 2018 19:52

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