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The changing form of Antarctic biodiversity

Chown, Steven; Clarke, Andrew; Fraser, Ceridwen; Cary, S. Craig; Moon, Katherine; McGeoch, Melodie A.

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Antarctic biodiversity is much more extensive, ecologically diverse and biogeographically structured than previously thought. Understanding of how this diversity is distributed in marine and terrestrial systems, the mechanisms underlying its spatial variation, and the significance of the microbiota is growing rapidly. Broadly recognizable drivers of diversity variation include energy availability and historical refugia. The impacts of local human activities and global environmental change...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67321
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature14505

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