TerrANTALife 1.0 Biodiversity data checklist of known Antarctic terrestrial and freshwater life forms

Incomplete species inventories for Antarctica represent a key challenge for comprehensive ecological research and conservation in the region. Additionally, data required to understand population dynamics, rates of evolution, spatial ranges, functional traits, physiological tolerances and species interactions, all of which are fundamental to disentangle the different functional elements of Antarctic biodiversity, are mostly missing. However, much of the fauna, flora and microbiota in the emerged ice-free land of the continent have an uncertain presence and/or unresolved status, with entire biodiversity compendia of prokaryotic groups (e.g. bacteria) being missing. All the available biodiversity information requires consolidation, cross-validation, re-assessment and steady systematic inclusion in order to create a robust catalogue of biodiversity for the continent.


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Authors: Pertierra, Luis R., Varliero, Gilda, Barbosa, Andrés, Biersma, Elisabeth M., Convey, Peter ORCIDORCID record for Peter Convey, Chown, Steven L., Cowan, Don, De Los Rios, Asunción, Escribano-Alvarez, Pablo, Fontaneto, Diego Fontaneto, Fraser, Ceridwen, Harris, Mathew, Hughes, Kevin ORCIDORCID record for Kevin Hughes, Griffiths, Huw ORCIDORCID record for Huw Griffiths, le Roux, Peter, Liu, Xiaoyue P., Lynch, Heather, Majewska, Roksana, Martinez, Pablo A., Molina-Montenegro, Marco, Olalla-Tarraga, Miguel A., Peck, Lloyd ORCIDORCID record for Lloyd Peck, Quesada, Antonio, Ronquillo, Cristina, Ropert-Coudert, Yan, Sancho, Leopoldo, Terauds, Aleks, Vianna, Juliana, Wilmotte, Annick, Hortal, Joaquín, Greve, Michelle

On this site: Huw Griffiths, Kevin Hughes, Lloyd Peck, Peter Convey
17 April, 2023
Biodiversity Data Journal / 12
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