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Arctic Sea Ice Ecology

Seasonal Dynamics in Algal and Bacterial Productivity

  • Unique textbook on sea ice ecology and Arctic marine ecology

  • Offers specialized teachings to higher level university and PhD students

  • Focus on sea ice in a global context and climate changes in the Arctic

Part of the book series: Springer Polar Sciences (SPPS)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Book, and Ecology of Sea Ice

    • Lars Chresten Lund-Hansen, Dorte Haubjerg Søgaard, Brian Keith Sorrell, Rolf Gradinger, Klaus Martin Meiners
    Pages 1-12
  3. Autumn, Development and Consolidation of Sea Ice

    • Lars Chresten Lund-Hansen, Dorte Haubjerg Søgaard, Brian Keith Sorrell, Rolf Gradinger, Klaus Martin Meiners
    Pages 13-30
  4. Winter, Cold and Mature Sea Ice

    • Lars Chresten Lund-Hansen, Dorte Haubjerg Søgaard, Brian Keith Sorrell, Rolf Gradinger, Klaus Martin Meiners
    Pages 31-59
  5. Spring, Summer and Melting Sea Ice

    • Lars Chresten Lund-Hansen, Dorte Haubjerg Søgaard, Brian Keith Sorrell, Rolf Gradinger, Klaus Martin Meiners
    Pages 61-101
  6. Sea Ice in a Climate Change Context

    • Lars Chresten Lund-Hansen, Dorte Haubjerg Søgaard, Brian Keith Sorrell, Rolf Gradinger, Klaus Martin Meiners
    Pages 103-130
  7. Methods and Techniques in Sea Ice Ecology

    • Lars Chresten Lund-Hansen, Dorte Haubjerg Søgaard, Brian Keith Sorrell, Rolf Gradinger, Klaus Martin Meiners
    Pages 131-169
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 171-178

About this book

The book on sea ice ecology is the ecology of sea ice algae and other microorganism as bacteria, meiofauna, and viruses residing inside or at the bottom of the sea ice, called the sympagic biota. Organisms as seals, fish, birds, and Polar bears relies on sea ice but are not part of this biota. A distinct feature of this ecosystem, is the disappearance (melt) every summer and re-establishing in autumn and winter. The book is organized seasonally describing the physical, optical, biological, and geochemical conditions typical of the seasons: autumn, winter, and spring. These are exemplified with case studies based on author’s fieldwork in Greenland, the Arctic Ocean, and Antarctica but focused on Arctic conditions. The sea ice ecosystem is described in the context of climate change, interests, and effects of a decreasing summer ice extent in the Arctic Ocean. The book contains an up to date description of most relevant methods and techniques applied in sea ice ecology research.

This book will appeal to university students at Masters or PhD levels reading biology, geosciences, and chemistry.


Keywords

  • Physics and optics of sea ice
  • Bacteria and meofauna
  • Sea ice formation and retreat
  • Ecological role of sea ice and ice algae
  • Arctic sea ice
  • Bacteria, Archaea and viruses
  • polar geography
  • climate change

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Bioscience, Arctic Research Centre, Bioscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark

    Lars Chresten Lund-Hansen

  • Greenland Climate Research Centre, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk, Denmark

    Dorte Haubjerg  Søgaard

  • Aquatic Biology, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark

    Brian Keith Sorrell

  • Department of Arctic and Marine Biology, UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway

    Rolf Gradinger

  • Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

    Klaus Martin Meiners

About the authors

The author group consists of well-known researchers with individual expertise’s in sea ice ecology. They are all employed at universities and research centers and have a long-term record of sea ice research and fieldwork in Polar regions.

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-37472-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)