Life at Extremes: Environments, Organisms and Strategies for Survival

Life at Extremes: Environments, Organisms and Strategies for Survival

by Elanor M. Bell (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845938147
Publisher: CAB International North America
Publication date: 04/28/2012
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Elanor M. Bell is at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scotland.

Table of Contents

1 What are extreme environments and what lives in them?
2 Past extremes
3 Polar marine ecosystems
4 Sea ice
5 Polar terrestrial environments
6 Polar freshwaters: high altitude and latitude lakes
7 Subglacial lakes
8 Cold alpine regions
9 Glacier surface habitats
10 Polar deserts
11 Hot desert environments
12 Terrestrial hydrothermal environments
13 Deep-sea hydrothermal vents
14 High hydrostatic pressure environments
15 Deep sea
16 Caves and karst environments
17 The deep biosphere: deep subterranean and subseafloor habitats
18 Acidic environments
19 Life in alkaline environments and alkaliphiles
20 Hypersaline environments and halophiles
21 Hypoxic environments
22 High ultraviolet radiation environments
23 Life in a changing climate
24 Anthropogenic extreme environments
25 Biotechnological applications of extremophiles: promise and prospects
26 Extreme environments on Earth as analogues for life on other planets: astrobiologying remarks
27 Concluding remarks

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