Antarctic Communities: Species, Structure and Survival

Antarctic Communities: Species, Structure and Survival

by Bruno Battaglia
     
 
The effective management and conservation of biodiversity requires an understanding of natural communities. The study of Antarctic communities provides a valuable step forward in increasing our understanding of these complex systems. This book contains chapters characterising the present approaches to both aquatic and terrestrial communities in the Antarctic,

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The effective management and conservation of biodiversity requires an understanding of natural communities. The study of Antarctic communities provides a valuable step forward in increasing our understanding of these complex systems. This book contains chapters characterising the present approaches to both aquatic and terrestrial communities in the Antarctic, presenting an up to the minute overview of community studies in an area covering ten percent of the Earth's surface.

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"This book is of interest mainly to biologists with professional interests in the chapter topic and it is to them that the book is recommended." Wildlife Activist

"Without a doubt, scientists working on the biology of polar regions should have this book on their shelf. It will also be an invaluable reference for ecologists concerned with life in extreme environments, conservation biology, and global change biology. It is well organized and contains many examples of community interactions that can and should be applied on a global scale. The editors are to be applauded for their selection of chapters, which represent contributions from 15 countries and cover virtually all of the habitats supporting life on or associated with the Antarctic continent." John C. Priscu, BioScience

"...this book makes two major contributions to the existing literature on antarctic research. First, it expands our understanding of antarctic ecology at the level of communities adn ecosystems.... Second, it strengthens the perspective of Antarctica as an interactive component of the global environment, both affecting and being affected by larger scale processes such as climate change. Thus, this book would make a solid addition to any library of antarctic research." Daryl L. Moorhead

"This volume presents an impressive array of biological research carried out in the Antarctic region. ...of high quality.... ...the editors of this book have been successful in drawing together a diverse and impressive summary of the state of our knowledge concerning Antarctic ecosystems, which should attract a wide audience of biologists." Knut Kielland, The Quarterly Review of Biology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521480338
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 1.22(d)

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