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Southern Ocean Deep-Sea Isopod Biodiversity Research: From Census to Ecosystem Functioning

  • Angelika Brandt
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Part of the From Pole to Pole book series (POLE)

Abstract

The isolation of Antarctica makes this continent a perfect evolutionary laboratory for studies of marine biodiversity and biogeography. Attempts to describe and explain patterns of species diversity have become a major goal in biological research since the pioneering deep-sea investigations in the early 60s of the last century.

Keywords

Southern Ocean Antarctic Peninsula International Polar Year Antarctic Shelf Sediment Oxygen Consumption 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The author is grateful for scientific support to the CoML field projects CAML, CeDAMar and to SCAR for the support of ScarMarBIN. The Alfred-Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Sciences is thanked for logistics during the expeditions witha RV Polarstern, the German Science Foundation is thanked for financial support of the ANDEEP project (Br 1121/26). Alistair Crame’s kind review improved the paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zoological MuseumHamburgGermany

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