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Antarctic Lakes

Johanna Laybourn-Parry and Jemma L. Wadham


Antarctica possesses a remarkably diverse range of lakes, including freshwater and saline lakes (some as salty as the Dead Sea), tidal freshwater lakes (epishelf lakes), lakes on ice shelves and glacier surfaces, and an extraordinary network of lakes beneath the polar ice sheet, the so-called subglacial lakes. Unlike lakes at lower latitudes which in some cases have been subject to more than a century of study, Antarctic limnology is a recent discipline. It was not until the International Geophysical Year (1957–1958) that investigations on Antarctic lakes began to take off. This book is the fi ... More

Keywords: limnology, Antarctica, microorganisms, saline lakes, freshwater lakes, epishelf lakes, subglacial lakes, community structure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199670499
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670499.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johanna Laybourn-Parry, author
University of Bristol

Jemma L. Wadham, author
University of Bristol