The changing form of Antarctic biodiversity

Chown, Steven L.; Clarke, Andrew ORCID:; Fraser, Ceridwen I.; Cary, S. Craig; Moon, Katherine L.; McGeoch, Melodie A.. 2015 The changing form of Antarctic biodiversity. Nature, 522 (7557). 431-438.

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Antarctic biodiversity is much more extensive, ecologically diverse and biogeographically structured than previously thought. Understanding of how this diversity is distributed in marine and terrestrial systems, the mechanisms underlying its spatial variation, and the significance of the microbiota is growing rapidly. Broadly recognizable drivers of diversity variation include energy availability and historical refugia. The impacts of local human activities and global environmental change nonetheless pose challenges to the current and future understanding of Antarctic biodiversity. Life in the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean is surprisingly rich, and as much at risk from environmental change as it is elsewhere

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Other
ISSN: 0028-0836
Date made live: 29 Jun 2015 11:13 +0 (UTC)

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