Trends in Antarctic Terrestrial and Limnetic Ecosystems

Antarctica as a Global Indicator

  • D. M. Bergstrom
  • P. Convey
  • A. H. L. Huiskes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. D. M. Bergstrom, D. A. Hodgson, P. Convey
    Pages 15-33
  3. K. A. Hughes, S. Ott, M. Bölter, P. Convey
    Pages 35-54
  4. S. L. Chown, P. Convey
    Pages 55-69
  5. J. A. E. Gibson, A. Wilmotte, A. Taton, B. van de Vijver, L. Beyens, H. J. G. Dartnall
    Pages 71-99
  6. P. Convey, S. L. Chown, J. Wasley, D. M. Bergstrom
    Pages 101-127
  7. F. Hennion, A. H. L. Huiskes, S. Robinson, P. Convey
    Pages 129-159
  8. M. L. Skotnicki, P. M. Selkirk
    Pages 161-175
  9. P. Convey, Y. Frenot, N. Gremmen, D. M. Bergstrom
    Pages 193-220
  10. A. Quesada, W. F. Vincent, E. Kaup, J. E. Hobbie, I. Laurion, R. Pienitz et al.
    Pages 221-252
  11. W. B. Lyons, J. Laybourn-Parry, K. A. Welch, J. C. Priscu
    Pages 273-295
  12. J. Whinam, G. Copson, J.-L. Chapuis
    Pages 297-316
  13. D. M. Bergstrom, A. H. L. Huiskes, P. Convey
    Pages 341-347
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 349-369

About this book


The Antarctic provides a suite of scenarios useful for investigating the range of climate change effects on terrestrial and limnetic biota. The international SCAR programme RiSCC (Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctic Terrestrial and Limnetic Ecosystems) is investigating these scenarios with the goals of (1) understanding the likely response of Antarctic biota to changing climates, and (2) contributing to the development of broadly applicable theory concerning interactions between climate change, indigenous and introduced species, and ecosystem functioning. The programme draws upon both new and existing data.

The purpose of the book is to provide, based on the most up to date knowledge, a synthesis of the likely effects of climate change on Antarctic terrestrial and limnetic ecosystems and, thereby, to contribute to their management and conservation, based on the information.


Biodiversity Ecology climate change ecosystem ecosystems environment squall terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems

Editors and affiliations

  • D. M. Bergstrom
    • 1
  • P. Convey
    • 2
  • A. H. L. Huiskes
    • 3
  1. 1.Australian Government Antarctic DivisionKingstonAustralia
  2. 2.British Antarctic SurveyNatural Environment Research CouncilCambridgeUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Unit for Polar EcologyNIOO-KNAWYersekeThe Netherlands

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