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The changing form of Antarctic biodiversity

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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorChown, Steven
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorCary, S. Craig
dc.contributor.authorMoon, Katherine
dc.contributor.authorMcGeoch, Melodie A.
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Ceridwen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:24:43Z
dc.identifier.issn0028-0836
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/67321
dc.description.abstractAntarctic 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 nonetheless pose challenges to the current and future understanding of Antarctic biodiversity. Life in the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean is surprisingly rich, and as much at risk from environmental change as it is elsewhere.
dc.publisherMacmillan Publishers Ltd
dc.sourceNature
dc.titleThe changing form of Antarctic biodiversity
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume522
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor050202 - Conservation and Biodiversity
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4279067xPUB1436
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationChown, Steven, Monash University
local.contributor.affiliationClarke, Andrew, British Antarctic Survey, NERC
local.contributor.affiliationFraser, Ceridwen, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationCary, S. Craig, University of Waikato
local.contributor.affiliationMoon, Katherine, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcGeoch, Melodie A., Monash University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue7557
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage431
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage438
local.identifier.doi10.1038/nature14505
local.identifier.absseo960801 - Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T10:49:42Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84933056026
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