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Primary production and links to carbon cycling in Antarctic soils

Hopkins, D.W.; Newsham, K.K.; Dungait, J.A.J.. 2014 Primary production and links to carbon cycling in Antarctic soils. In: Cowan, Don, (ed.) Antarctic terrestrial microbiology. Physical and biological properties of Antarctic soils. Heidelberg, Springer, 233-248.

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Abstract/Summary

Antarctica is not a single ecological model. Substantial differences in the temperature, precipitation (which combine to affect the available water) and radiation determine the distribution and the habit of primary producers that in turn structure the trophic. Because terrestrial primary production is operating at environmental extremes in some parts of Antarctica, particularly in continental Antarctica, the spatial and temporal subsidies to the terrestrial stock of organic carbon make proportionately larger contributions to contemporary carbon cycling

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/978-3-642-45213-0_12
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Ecosystems
ISBN: 9783642452123
Date made live: 25 Mar 2014 14:27 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/506685

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