Volume 154 2002

Geoecology of Antarctic Ice-Free Coastal Landscapes

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ISBN: 978-3-642-62674-6 (Print) 978-3-642-56318-8 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIII

  2. The Environment

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      Pages 1-3

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      Pages 5-15

      Antarctic Coastal Landscapes: Characteristics, Ecology and Research

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      Pages 17-22

      Maritime and Continental Antarctic: The Sites of Investigation in Context

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      Pages 23-39

      King George Island — South Shetland Islands, Maritime Antarctic

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      Pages 41-49

      Wilkes Land (Casey Station)

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      Pages 51-68

      Dronning Maud Land and Its Environments

  3. Soils, Soil Development and Soil Properties

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      Pages 69-73

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      Pages 75-89

      Glacial Changes in the Areas of Admiralty Bay and Potter Cove, King George Island, Maritime Antarctica

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      Pages 91-113

      Soils and Soilscapes

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      Pages 115-138

      Weathering and Soil Formation

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      Pages 139-159

      Refractory Soil Organic Matter — Formation, Accumulation, Translocation and Transformation

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      Pages 161-184

      Ornithogenic Ecosystems in the Maritime Antarctic — Formation, Development and Disintegration

  4. Soil Microbes, Plants, and Soil Fauna

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-188

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      Pages 189-214

      Heterotrophic Microbes, Microbial and Enzymatic Activity in Antarctic Soils

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      Pages 215-231

      Plant Communities on King George Island

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      Pages 233-248

      Plant Communities at Wilkes Land

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      Pages 249-264

      Plant Communities at Dronning Maud Land

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      Pages 265-280

      Soil Fauna of Antarctic Coastal Landscapes

  5. Integrating Aspects for Soil Ecology in Antarctic Coastal Landscapes

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      Pages 281-284

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      Pages 285-302

      Soils as Habitats for Microorganisms

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      Pages 303-326

      Ecological Classification of Terrestrial Algal Communities in Polar Environments

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      Pages 327-373

      Plants and Lichens in the Antarctic, Their Way of Life and Their Relevance to Soil Formation

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      Pages 375-391

      Soil Ecology in Relation to Plant Patterns

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      Pages 393-407

      Uses, Preservation, and Protection of Antarctic Coastal Regions

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