Weddell Sea Ecology: Results of EPOS European ''Polarstern'' Study

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642775970
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 333
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

The role of sea ice in structuring Antarctic ecosystems 3
Community structure of the epipelagic zooplankton community under the sea-ice of the northern Weddell Sea 15
Elemental composition of suspended matter in the Scotia-Weddell Confluence area during spring and summer 1988 (EPOS Leg 2) 25
Respiratory electron transport activity in plankton of the Weddell and Scotia Seas during late spring-early summer: relationships with other biological parameters 35
Abundance of Cryptophyceae and chlorophyll b-containing organisms in the Weddell-Scotia Confluence area in the spring of 1988 43
Loricate choanoflagellates of the Southern Ocean with new observations on cell division in Bicosta spinifera (Throndsen, 1970) from Antarctica and Saroeca attenuata Thomsen, 1979, from the Baltic Sea 53
Early summer distribution of Antarctic krill sexual development in the Scotia-Weddell region: a multivariate approach 65
Krill diet affects faecal string settling 75
The distribution and abundance of krill faecal material and oval pellets in the Scotia and Weddell Seas (Antarctica) and their role in particle flux 81
Top predators as indicators for ecosystem events in the confluence zone and marginal ice zone of the Weddell and Scotia seas, Antarctica, November 1988 to January 1989 (EPOS Leg 2) 93
Quantitative distribution of the shelf and slope molluscan fauna (Gastropoda, Bivalvia) of the Eastern Weddell Sea (Antarctica) 103
Reproductive biology of caridean decapods from the Weddell Sea 111
New results of the "EPOS" leg 3 cruise to Antarctica: Horizontal and vertical distribution of isopods (Crustacea) in the eastern Weddell Sea 121
Egg size and composition ain Ceratoserolis (Crustacea: Isopoda) from the Weddell Sea 129
The primary structure and oxygen-binding properties of the single haemoglobin of the high-Antarctic fish Aethotaxis mitopteryx DeWitt 135
Haematological studies on Aethotaxis mitopteryx DeWitt, a high-Antarctic fish with a single haemoglobin 141
Dynamics of nutrients and phytoplankton, and fluxes of carbon, nitrogen and silicon in the Antarctic Ocean 149
Influence of physical and biological processes on the concentration of O[subscript 2] and CO[subscript 2] in the ice-covered Weddell Sea in the spring of 1988 163
The Antarctic Coastal Current in the southeastern Weddell Sea 171
Fluxes of gases in an ice related ecosystem in the northwestern Weddell Sea 183
Bottom-up and top-down controls of the microbial food web in the Southern Ocean: experiments with manipulated microcosms 189
Spatial distribution of bacterioplankton production across the Weddell-Scotia Confluence during early austral summer 1988-1989 197
Marine bacterioplankton at the Weddell Sea ice edge, distribution of psychrophilic and psychrotrophic populations 205
Interactions in the microbial community of the marginal ice zone of the northwestern Weddell Sea through size distribution analysis 211
Biogenic particles and nano/picoplankton in water masses over the Scotia-Weddell Sea Confluence, Antarctica 219
Phytoplankton distribution in relation to sea ice, hydrography and nutrients in the northwestern Weddell Sea in early spring 1988 during EPOS
On processes determining the vertical stability of surface waters in the marginal ice zone of the north-western Weddell Sea and their relationship with phytoplanktonbloom development 237
Nitrogen uptake in the Weddell Sea during late winter and spring 245
Organic carbon in the upper layer and its sedimentation during the ice-retreat period in the Scotia-Weddell Sea, 1988 253
Acoustic observations on krill spring-summer migration and patchiness in the northern Weddell Sea 261
Life under extreme conditions: aspects of evolutionary adaptation to temperature in crustacean proteases 269
Respiratory electron transport activity of microplankton in the Weddell Sea during early spring: influence of the ice cover and the ice edge 275
Macrofaunal communities on the continental shelf and slope of the southeastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica 283
Quantitative investigations on macrobenthos communities of the southeastern Weddell Sea shelf based on multibox corer samples 291
Notes on the reproduction of high-Antarctic molluscs from the Weddell Sea 303
Meiofauna communities along a depth transect off Halley Bay (Weddell Sea-Antarctica) 313
Gross and net primary production in the Scotia-Weddell Sea sector of the Southern Ocean during spring 1988 321
Ice algae during EPOS, leg 1: assemblages, biomass, origin and nutrients 333
On the factors controlling phytoplankton ice edge blooms in the marginal ice zone of the northwestern Weddell Sea during sea ice retreat 1988 333
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