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Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 2

The Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity

  • Cinzia Verde
  • Guido di Prisco

Part of the From Pole to Pole book series (POLE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Biodiversity Evolution and Data Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stefano Schiaparelli, Bruno Danis, Victoria Wadley, D. Michael Stoddart
      Pages 3-19
    3. Bruno Danis, Anton Van de Putte, Sylvain Renaudier, Huw Griffiths
      Pages 21-32
  3. Evolution: A Molecular Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Jan M. Strugnell, A. Louise Allcock
      Pages 35-53
    3. Graziano Di Giuseppe, Fernando Dini, Claudio Alimenti, Adriana Vallesi, Pierangelo Luporini
      Pages 55-66
    4. Hans-O. Pörtner, Kathleen Walther, Astrid Wittmann
      Pages 67-87
  4. Monitoring and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Arnoldus Schytte Blix, Lars P. Folkow, Erling S. Nordøy
      Pages 113-126
    3. Lúcia S. Campos, Carlos A. M. Barboza, Manuela Bassoi, Marcelo Bernardes, Sandra Bromberg, Thaïs N. Corbisier et al.
      Pages 127-156
    4. Rosalinda C. Montone, Cristina E. Alvarez, Márcia C. Bícego, Elisabete S. Braga, Tania A. S. Brito, Lúcia S. Campos et al.
      Pages 157-175
    5. Lúcia S. Campos, Rosalinda C. Montone, Rafael B. Moura, Yocie Yoneshigue-Valentin, Helena G. Kawall, Peter Convey
      Pages 177-203
    6. Céline Le Bohec, Jason D. Whittington, Yvon Le Maho
      Pages 205-230
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-239

About this book


The second volume of "Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments - The Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity" from the series "From Pole to Pole" integrates the marine biology contribution of the first tome to the IPY 2007-2009, presenting overviews of organisms (from bacteria and ciliates to higher vertebrates) thriving on polar continental shelves, slopes and deep sea. The speed and extent of warming in the Arctic and in regions of Antarctica (the Peninsula, at the present ) are greater than elsewhere. Changes impact several parameters, in particular the extent of sea ice; organisms, ecosystems and communities that became finely adapted to increasing cold in the course of millions of years are now becoming vulnerable, and biodiversity is threatened. Investigating evolutionary adaptations helps to foresee the impact of changes in temperate areas, highlighting the invaluable contribution of polar marine research to present and future outcomes of the IPY in the Earth system scenario.


Adaptation Biodiversity Evolution From Pole to Pole IPY 2007-2009 Marine Ecosystem Marine Organism Polar Oceans Biodiversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Cinzia Verde
    • 1
  • Guido di Prisco
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Protein BiochemistryCNRNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Protein BiochemistryCNRNapoliItaly

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