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Title Adaptation and evolution in marine environments. Volume 2 : the impacts of global change on biodiversity / Guido di Prisco, Cinzia Verde, editors
Published Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series From pole to pole, 2193-7338
From pole to pole.
Contents Part 1. Biodiversity Evolution and Data Management -- The Census of Antarctic Marine Life: The First Available Baseline for Antarctic Marine Biodiversity / Stefano Schiaparelli, Bruno Danis, Victoria Wadley and D. Michael Stoddart -- Connecting Biodiversity Data During the IPY: The Path Towards e-Polar Science / Bruno Danis, Anton Van de Putte, Sylvain Renaudier and Huw Griffiths
Part 2. Evolution -- A Molecular Perspective -- Southern Ocean Evolution in a Global Context: A Molecular Viewpoint / Jan M. Strugnell and A. Louise Allcock -- Pole-to-Pole Gene Flow in Protozoan Ciliates / Graziano Di Giuseppe, Fernando Dini, Claudio Alimenti, Adriana Vallesi and Pierangelo Luporini -- Excess Oxygen in Polar Evolution: A Whole Organism Perspective / Hans-O. Pörtner, Kathleen Walther and Astrid Wittmann -- Catalysis and Protein Folding in Extreme Temperature Environments / Charles Gerday
Part 3. Monitoring and Management -- Changing the Look on Seals from Pole to Pole with Satellite Technology / Arnoldus Schytte Blix, Lars P. Folkow and Erling S. Nordøy -- Environmental Processes, Biodiversity and Changes in Admiralty Bay, King George Island, Antarctica / Lúcia S. Campos, Carlos A.M. Barboza, Manuela Bassoi, Marcelo Bernardes and Sandra Bromberg, et al. -- Environmental Assessment of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, Antarctica / Rosalinda C. Montone, Cristina E. Alvarez, Márcia C. Bícego, Elisabete S. Braga and Tania A.S. Brito, et al. -- Anthropogenic Impacts on Sub-Antarctic and Antarctic Islands and the Adjacent Marine Environments / Lúcia S. Campos, Rosalinda C. Montone, Rafael B. Moura, Yocie Yoneshigue-Valentin and Helena G. Kawall, et al. -- Polar Monitoring: Seabirds as Sentinels of Marine Ecosystems / Céline Le Bohec, Jason D. Whittington and Yvon Le Maho
Summary The second volume of "Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments - The Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity" from the series "From Pole to Pole" integrates the marine biology contribution of the first tome to the IPY 2007-2009, presenting overviews of organisms (from bacteria and ciliates to higher vertebrates) thriving on polar continental shelves, slopes and deep sea. The speed and extent of warming in the Arctic and in regions of Antarctica (the Peninsula, at the present) are greater than elsewhere. Changes impact several parameters, in particular the extent of sea ice; organisms, ecosystems and communities that became finely adapted to increasing cold in the course of millions of years are now becoming vulnerable, and biodiversity is threatened. Investigating evolutionary adaptations helps to foresee the impact of changes in temperate areas, highlighting the invaluable contribution of polar marine research to present and future outcomes of the IPY in the Earth system scenario
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Biodiversity -- Climatic factors -- Polar regions.
Biotic communities -- Polar regions.
Marine animals -- Adaptation -- Polar regions.
Marine animals -- Climatic factors -- Polar regions.
Marine ecology -- Polar regions.
Climatic changes -- Polar regions.
Adaptation (Biology) -- Polar regions.
Evolution (Biology) -- Polar regions.
Form Electronic book
Author Di Prisco, Guido, 1937-
Verde, Cinzia.
ISBN 3642273491 (electronic bk.)
9783642273490 (electronic bk.)
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