Maritime and Continental Antarctic: The Sites of Investigation in Context

  • M. Bölter
  • L. Beyer
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 154)


The sites used in this comparison, Casey Station (Windmill Islands) and Syowa Station (Ongul Island) on the East Antarctic continent, show several features of plant cover, soils and soil related properties which are similar to those found in the maritime Antarctic (Henryk Arctowski Station, King George Island, South Shetland Islands). Thus, it seemed worthwhile to discuss this kind of similarity by an overall approach and to present them as welldescribed Antarctic habitats. These locations represent different kinds of habitats on both a large and small scale.


South Shetland Island Syowa Station Ornithogenic Soil Windmill Island Moss Cushion 
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