Antarctic Ecosystems

Ecological Change and Conservation

  • K. R. Kerry
  • G. Hempel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Long- and Medium-Term Changes in Antarctic Environments

  3. Seasonal Changes in Sea Ice Zones and off South Georgia

  4. Ecological and Population Changes in Sea Birds and Mammals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. K-J. Wilson, R. H. Taylor, K. J. Barton
      Pages 183-190
    3. W. Z. Trivelpiece, S. G. Trivelpiece, G. R. Geupel, J. Kjelmyr, N. J. Volkman
      Pages 191-202
    4. A. W. Erickson, M. B. Hanson
      Pages 253-264
    5. J. L. Bengtson, L. M. Ferm, T. J. Härkönen, B. S. Stewart
      Pages 265-270
    6. M. M. Bryden, G. P. Kirkwood, R. W. Slade
      Pages 271-277
  5. Actual and Potential Fisheries

  6. Human Impacts on Terrestrial and Marine Systems

About these proceedings


Antarctic Ecosystems comprises 55 papers presented at the Fifth Symposium on Antarctic Biology held under the auspices of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in Hobart, Australia, 29 August - 3 September, 1988. Both short- and long-term changes in ecosystems and community structures caused by natural and human factors were discussed to help understand the ecological processes taking place in a changing environment. The variability of ecological factors must be known for the development of realistic monitoring strategies and sound conservation practices.


biology bird development ecology ecosystem environment environmental protection fauna fish mammals plankton population biology predator radiation terrestrial ecosystems

Editors and affiliations

  • K. R. Kerry
    • 1
  • G. Hempel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and TerritoriesAustralian Antarctic DivisionKingstonAustralia
  2. 2.Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und MeeresforschungBremerhavenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84076-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84074-6
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