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The Holocene Diatom Flora of Marine Bays in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica


Cremer, H and Roberts, D and McMinn, A and Gore, D and Melles, M, The Holocene Diatom Flora of Marine Bays in the Windmill Islands, East Antarctica, Botanica Marina, 46, (1) pp. 82-106. ISSN 0006-8055 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1515/BOT.2003.010


The Holocene diatom flora identified in three sediment cores from marine bays in the Windmill Islands (East Antarctica) is described and depicted for the first time. One hundred and twenty-four diatom taxa could be identified of which eighty-one taxa have a circum-Antarctic distribution. All taxa are listed in a table together with appropriate references and remarks on ecology and biogeography. The most diverse genera are Fragilariopsis, Navicula and Thalassiosira. Some taxa (e.g., Chaetoceros spp., Fragilariopsis curta, F. cylindrus, Navicula glaciei and Synedropsis spp.) have the potential to be used as indicator taxa for the reconstruction of palaeoceanographic conditions in the Windmill Islands.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Palaeoecology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Roberts, D (Dr Donna Roberts)
UTAS Author:McMinn, A (Professor Andrew McMinn)
ID Code:29151
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:57
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2004-05-04

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