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Antarctic Ecology, Part 1 and Part 2: From Genes to Ecosystems

Series: Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences (Series B) Volume: 362

Edited By: AD Rogers, E Murphy, A Clarke and N Johnston

345 pages, 2 volumes

Royal Society

Paperback | Dec 2007 | #172326 | ISBN-13: 9780854036653
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The latest discoveries in Antarctica's evolutionary biology ranging from single genes to entire ecosystems are described eloquently in this volume. A continent uniquely isolated for the last 180 million years where organisms have been forced to adapt to life at low temperatures is a perfect natural laboratory for investigating evolution in natural populations. The authors reveal how Antarctic organisms living in this extreme environment - currently at the front line of rapid climate change - provide early insights into the effects of climate change to help interpret and predict the impacts of global warming on more complex ecosystems world-wide.



Part 1:
Introduction. Antarctic ecology from genes to ecosystems: the impact of climate change and the importance of scale, A Clarke, NM Johnston, EJ Murphy and AD Rogers

Disturbance, colonization and development of Antarctic benthic communities, DKA Barnes and KE Conlan

The biodiversity of the deep Southern Ocean benthos, A Brandt, C De Broyer, I De Mesel, KE Ellingsen, AJ Gooday, B Hilbig, K Linse, MRA Thomson and PA Tyler

Marine pelagic ecosystems: the West Antarctic Peninsula, HW Ducklow, K Baker, DG Martinson, LB Quetin, RM Ross, RC Smith, SE Stammerjohn, M Vernet and W Fraser

Trophic interactions within the Ross Sea continental shelf ecosystem, WO Smith Jr, DG Ainley and R Cattaneo-Vietti

Spatial and temporal operation of the Scotia Sea ecosystem: a review of large-scale links in a krill centred food web, EJ Murphy, JL Watkins, PN Trathan, K Reid, MP Meredith, SE
Thorpe, NM Johnston, A Clarke, GA Tarling, MA Collins, J Forcada, RS Shreeve, A Atkinson, R Korb, MJ Whitehouse, P Ward, PG Rodhouse, P Enderlein, AG Hirst, AR Martin, SL Hill, IJ Staniland, DW Pond, DR Briggs, NJ Cunningham and AH Fleming

Climate change and the marine ecosystem of the western Antarctic Peninsula, A Clarke, E Murphy, MP Meredith, JC King, LS Peck, DKA Barnes and RC Smith

Part 2:
Introduction. Antarctic ecology from genes to ecosystems. Part 2: Evolution, diversity and functional ecology, AD Rogers, EJ Murphy, NM Johnston, A Clarke

Evolution and biodiversity of Antarctic organisms; a molecular perspective, AD Rogers

Molecular ecophysiology of Antarctic notothenioid fishes, C-H Cheng and HW Detrich III

Thermal limits and adaptation in marine ectotherms: An integrative review, HO P#rtner, L Peck and George Somero

Diversity and Genomics of Antarctic Marine Microorganisms, AE Murray and JJ Grzymski

The biodiversity and ecology of Antarctic lakes - models for evolution, J Laybourn-Parry and DA Pearce

Global change tipping points: Above and below ground biotic interactions in a low diversity ecosystem, DH Wall

Spatial and temporal variability across life's hierarchies in the terrestrial Antarctic, SL Chown and P Convey

Fisheries in the Southern Ocean - an Ecosystem Approach K-H Kock, K Reid, J Croxall and S Nicol

Environmental forcing and Southern Ocean marine predator populations: Effects of climate change and variability, PN Trathan, J Forcada and EJ Murphy

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