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The Biology of Polar Regions

D.N. Thomas, G.E. Fogg, P. Convey, C.H. Fritsen, J.-M. Gili, R. Gradinger, J. Laybourn-Parry, K. Reid, and D.W.H. Walton


There is now an increased awareness of the importance of polar regions in the Earth system, as well as their vulnerability to anthropogenic derived change, including of course global climate change. This text is the latest edition of this book and offers an introduction to polar ecology. It has been revised and updated, providing expanded coverage of marine ecosystems and the impact of humans. It incorporates a comparison of the Arctic and Antarctic systems, with a particular emphasis on the effects of climate change, and describes marine, freshwater, glacial, and terrestrial habitats. Much em ... More

Keywords: anthropogenic change, global climate change, polar ecology, marine ecosystems, Arctic, Antarctic, freshwater habitats, glacial habitats, terrestrial habitats, pollution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199298112
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D.N. Thomas, author
University of Wales, Bangor, UK

G.E. Fogg, author
University of Wales, Bangor, UK. Deceased 2005

P. Convey, author
British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK