The Antarctic Research Series serves working scientists, students, and nonscientists interested in biological or physical research endeavors in Antarctica and, on occasion, the general public interested in the Antarctic environment. The primary purpose is to provide an effective and authoritative outlet for research conducted in Antarctica. Most Antarctic research results are, and will continue to be, published in the standard disciplinary journals. However, the difficulty and expense of conducting experiments in Antarctica make it prudent to publish the methods, data, and results of such research projects as fully as possible so that the scientific community has the maximum opportunity to evaluate these projects and so that full information is permanently and readily available. Thus the coverage of the subjects is generally more extensive in this series than is possible in the journal literature. The series is designed to complement Antarctic field work, much of which consists of cooperative, interdisciplinary projects.