Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
09 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 09 Mar 2021

Geochemical zones and environmental gradients for soils from the central Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica

Melisa A. Diaz, Christopher B. Gardner, Susan A. Welch, W. Andrew Jackson, Byron J. Adams, Diana H. Wall, Ian D. Hogg, Noah Fierer, and W. Berry Lyons


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Dec 2020) by Kees Jan van Groenigen
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ED: Publish as is (15 Jan 2021) by Kees Jan van Groenigen
Short summary
Water-soluble salt and nutrient concentrations of soils collected along the Shackleton Glacier, Antarctica, show distinct geochemical gradients related to latitude, longitude, elevation, soil moisture, and distance from coast and glacier. Machine learning algorithms were used to estimate geochemical gradients for the region given the relationship with geography. Geography and surface exposure age drive salt and nutrient abundances, influencing invertebrate habitat suitability and biogeography.
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