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Antarctic ecosystems

Convey, Peter. 2016 Antarctic ecosystems. In: Reference Module in Life Sciences. Elsevier.

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Abstract/Summary

Terrestrial environments of Antarctica include some of the most extreme on Earth, challenging the very existence of life itself. This article outlines briefly the geological and biological history of the continent, leading on to the conditions currently experienced, before describing its terrestrial biogeography and biota. Major determinants of terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystem function are discussed and consideration given to natural and human-induced processes of ecosystem development and change.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.02182-8
Programmes: BAS Programmes > BAS Programmes 2015 > Biodiversity, Evolution and Adaptation
ISBN: 978-0-12-809633-8
Date made live: 30 Nov 2016 08:53 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/512275

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