|K123: Environmental Protection of Soils in the Ross Sea Region|
Landcare Research Ltd
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 underlying soils data will be added to the Antarctic soils database in our On-line Ross Sea region GIS. Soil climate stations at 7 locations in the Ross Sea region will continue to be maintained.
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