Biodiversity of the Southern Ocean

The Southern Ocean surrounding the Antarctic continent is vast, in particular, its history, its isolation, and climate, making it a unique "laboratory case" for experimental evolution, adaptation and ecology. Its evolutionary history of adaptation provide a wealth of information on the functioning of the biosphere and its potential. The Southern Ocean is the result of a history of nearly 40 million years marked by the opening of the Straits south of Australia and South America and intense cooling. The violence of its weather, its very low temperatures, the formation of huge ice-covered areas, as its isolation makes the Southern Ocean a world apart. This book discusses the consequences for the evolution, ecology and biodiversity of the region, including endemism, slowed metabolism, longevity, gigantism, and its larval stages; features which make this vast ocean a "natural laboratory" for exploring the ecological adaptive processes, scalable to work in extreme environmental conditions. Today, biodiversity of the Southern Ocean is facing global change, particularly in regional warming and acidification of water bodies. Unable to migrate further south, how will she cope, if any, to visitors from the North? Designed for curious readers to discover the immense ocean surrounding the most isolated and most inhospitable continent on the planet. Describes the Southern Ocean facing biodiversification due to global change Authored by scientists with experience of expeditions to the Southern Ocean

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  • Author : Bruno David
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 130 pages
  • ISBN : 0081004850
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Biodiversity of the Southern Ocean

Biodiversity of the Southern Ocean
  • Author : Bruno David,Thomas Saucède
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 October 2015
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The Southern Ocean surrounding the Antarctic continent is vast, in particular, its history, its isolation, and climate, making it a unique "laboratory case" for experimental evolution, adaptation and ecology. Its evolutionary history of adaptation provide a wealth of information on the functioning of the biosphere and its potential. The Southern Ocean is the result of a history of nearly 40 million years marked by the opening of the Straits south of Australia and South America and intense cooling. The violence of

Biodiversity and Evolution of Parasitic Life in the Southern Ocean

Biodiversity and Evolution of Parasitic Life in the Southern Ocean
  • Author : Sven Klimpel,Thomas Kuhn,Heinz Mehlhorn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 16 February 2017
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The Southern Oceans including Antarctic regions are peculiar and very sensitive water biotopes, where animal life and species interrelations are only poorly investigated. Especially the influence of parasites on their host species needs intensive consideration in times of global warming and worldwide pollution. Both factors may influence the finely balanced interrelationships between parasites and endangered hosts especially in specialized regions such as Antarctica. Before this background the present book offers a broad spectrum of important parasite-host interrelations in times of

Wild Sea

Wild Sea
  • Author : Joy McCann
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 25 April 2019
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“The Southern Ocean is a wild and elusive place, an ocean like no other. With its waters lying between the Antarctic continent and the southern coastlines of Australia, New Zealand, South America, and South Africa, it is the most remote and inaccessible part of the planetary ocean, the only part that flows around Earth unimpeded by any landmass. It is notorious amongst sailors for its tempestuous winds and hazardous fog and ice. Yet it is a difficult ocean to pin

Methods for the Study of Deep-Sea Sediments, Their Functioning and Biodiversity

Methods for the Study of Deep-Sea Sediments, Their Functioning and Biodiversity
  • Author : Roberto Danovaro
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 21 December 2009
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For years scientists viewed the deep sea as calm, quiet, and undisturbed, with marine species existing in an ecologically stable and uniform environment. Recent discoveries have completely transformed that understanding and the deep sea is recognized as a complicated and dynamic environment with a rich diversity of marine species. Carefully designed to provide practical information in an easily accessible format, Methods for the Study of Deep-Sea Sediments, Their Functioning, and Biodiversity covers how to investigate the biological components through analysis

Smithsonian at the Poles

Smithsonian at the Poles
  • Author : Igor Krupnik,Michael A. Lang,Scott Everett Miller
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 06 May 2021
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The proceedings of the Smithsonian at the Poles symposium is published as part of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 (www.ipy.org), a joint initiative of the International Council for Science and the World Meteorological Organization.

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Synopsis
  • Author : Belgian Scientific Research Programme on the Antarctic
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 06 May 1998
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Marine Animal Forests

Marine Animal Forests
  • Author : Sergio Rossi,Lorenzo Bramanti,Andrea Gori,Covadonga Orejas
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 15 August 2017
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During the last decades there has been an increasing evidence of drastic changes in marine ecosystems due to human-induced impacts, especially on benthic ecosystems. The so called “animal forests” are currently showing a dramatic loss of biomass and biodiversity all over the world. These communities are dominated by sessile suspension feeder organisms (such as sponges, corals, gorgonians, bivalves, etc.) that generate three-dimensional structures, similar to the trees in the terrestrial forest. The animal forest provide several ecosystem services such as

Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on the Development of an Integrated Science Strategy for Ocean Acidification Monitoring
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 14 October 2010
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The ocean has absorbed a significant portion of all human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This benefits human society by moderating the rate of climate change, but also causes unprecedented changes to ocean chemistry. Carbon dioxide taken up by the ocean decreases the pH of the water and leads to a suite of chemical changes collectively known as ocean acidification. The long term consequences of ocean acidification are not known, but are expected to result in changes to many ecosystems and the

Antarctic Ecosystems

Antarctic Ecosystems
  • Author : Alex D. Rogers,Nadine M. Johnston,Eugene J. Murphy,Andrew Clarke
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 28 February 2012
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Since its discovery Antarctica has held a deep fascination for biologists. Extreme environmental conditions, seasonality and isolation have lead to some of the most striking examples of natural selection and adaptation on Earth. Paradoxically, some of these adaptations may pose constraints on the ability of the Antarctic biota to respond to climate change. Parts of Antarctica are showing some of the largest changes in temperature and other environmental conditions in the world. In this volume, published in association with the

Mediterranean Identities

Mediterranean Identities
  • Author : Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 08 November 2017
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What is the Mediterranean? The perception of the Mediterranean leans equally on the nature, culture, history, lifestyle, and landscape. To approach the question of identity, it seems that we have to give importance to all of these. There is no Mediterranean identity, but Mediterranean identities. Mediterranean is not about the homogeneity and uniformity, but about the unity that comes from diversities, contacts, and interconnections. The book tends to embrace the environment, society, and culture of the Mediterranean in their multiple

Galapagos of the Antarctic

Galapagos of the Antarctic
  • Author : Rodney Russ,Aleks Terauds
  • Publisher : Heritage Expeditions New Zealand
  • Release : 06 May 2021
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Galapagos of the Antarctic - Wild Islands South of New Zealand describes the seven oceanic islands groups to the south of New Zealand. Starting at the Chatham Islands, and moving east to west through the Bounty Islands, Antipodes Islands, Campbell Island, Auckland Island, The Snares and Macquarie Island, this book takes the reader on a journey through a unique part of the world, a wonderland of wildlife galore, unique geology and rich human history. Bursting with stunning photographs and illustrations.