Plants of extreme habitats in Antarctica

Smith, R.I.L.. 2000 Plants of extreme habitats in Antarctica. In: Schroeter, B.; Schlensog, M.; Green, T.G.A., (eds.) New aspects in cryptogamic research. Berlin, J. Cramer, 405-419. (Bibliotheca lichenologica, 75, 75).

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An account is given of phanerogams and cryptogams(bryophytes and lichens) growing in extreme habitats in Antarctica. These include high altitude and far southern sites, geothermal sites in volcanic areas, and deep water habitats, all of which confer considerable physiological stress on these organisms and represent the limits of non-microbial life in this biome and, to a large extent, on planet Earth.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISBN: 3443580548
ISSN: 1436-1698
Additional Keywords: Antarctic biome, lichens, bryophytes, cryptogams, phanerogams, macroscopic vegetation, geothermal habitats, cryptic habitats, submerged habitats
NORA Subject Terms: Botany
Date made live: 16 Jul 2013 13:19 +0 (UTC)

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