List of locations in the Falkland Island where mollusks were collected to study relationships between South America and the Falkland Islands

The dataset contains the locations of different groups of mollusks collected in five places in East Falkland as a part of a project looking at the examination and comparison of historical and recent biogeographical patterns in Southern Ocean mollusks in different provinces of the Southern Ocean. A special emphasis will be given in the relationships between South America and the Falkland Islands.

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:01 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:21 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2015-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2015-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2015
Lineage From the species collected in the Falklands molecular-based analyses will be performed to further understand the processes involved in the origin and diversification of these groups in Antarctic and SubAntarctic waters at different temporal scales. Therefore the aim is to decipher the role of historical and contemporary climatic/oceanographic processes, as well as life-history traits, in the patterns of genetic diversity and structure in these groups of mollusks. Phylogenetic reconstructions and divergence time estimations will be used to evaluate the levels of genetic divergence among congeneric species currently found in different provinces of the Southern Ocean. The information contained in their DNA sequences will permit us to estimate and compare rhythms and trends in the diversification of these groups. Phylogeographic reconstructions based on mtDNA and nucDNA sequences will permit us to evaluate the impact of Quaternary glacial cycles over the patterns of genetic diversity and structure along a latitudinal gradient in different provinces of the Southern Ocean. Similarly, phylogeographic reconstructions based on microsatellites will be used to infer the possible role of connectivity within provinces of the Southern Ocean and over broad geographical scales.Finally, this research aims to expand our understanding of the biogeography of the Southern Ocean, and area of the world that has been relatively neglected in spite of its global importance.
West Longitude -58.9718
South Latitude -51.8268
East Longitude -57.7701
North Latitude -51.6569
Spatial Reference System WGS84
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Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted until publication
Use Constraints Restricted, but open subject to limitations and prior agreement with responsible organisation. Copyright must be cited
Data Format csv
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy Approximately 20 metres
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-10-05
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-UMAG-226

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