Antarctic Communities: Species, Structure and Survival

Antarctic Communities: Species, Structure and Survival

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Cambridge University Press

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Antarctic Communities: Species, Structure and Survival

The study of Antarctic communities can provide a valuable step forward in investigating the control of community development, the utilization of habitats and the interaction among species in both species rich and species poor communities. This book contains chapters characterizing the present approaches to both aquatic and terrestrial communities in the Antarctic. From biodiversity to trophic flows, from ecophysiological strategies to the impacts of environmental change and the effects of human disturbance, this volume provides an up to the minute overview of community studies in an area covering ten percent of the Earth's surface.

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ISBN-13: 9780521111799
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/11/2009
Pages: 484
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Biodiversity; Part II. Community Structure and Function; Part III. Survival Mechanisms; Part IV. Adaptive Mechanisms; Part V. Human Impact and Environmental Change; Introduction; 47. Climatic change and the recent climatic record W. Karlén; 48. Ecological variability in Antarctic coastal environments; Part VI. Postscript.

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