Concerns over environmental disturbance in the McMurdo Dry Valleys are increasing with increasing foot traffic from tourists and scientist. The effect of pedestrian disturbance was monitored by comparing the species composition, depth distribution and soil properties between adjacent high-, low- and no- traffic sites. This study began in the austral summer 1995/1996.
Metadata completed in 2016 - San Gil.
This file was created by Mark St. John on 9 Nov 1998, using raw data from the Excel workbook '9512dica.raw'.
The file format was suggested by the LTER data manager, to conform with the relational database structure.