Polar Biology

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 293–300 | Cite as

Terrestrial ecosystems: Antarctica

  • William Block
Original Paper


Scientific reasons for the study of terrestrial ecosystems in the Antarctic are outlined together with brief descriptions of the maritime and continental zones. Opportunities for ecological research are highlighted in a consideration of the terrestrial environments, biological colonisation, organism survival and community development. Future research themes in terrestrial ecology are identified.


Research Theme Terrestrial Ecosystem Community Development Ecological Research Terrestrial Environment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Block
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  1. 1.British Antarctic SurveyNatural Environment Research CouncilCambridgeUK

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