From Pole to Pole

Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 2

The Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity

Editors: Verde, Cinzia, di Prisco, Guido (Eds.)

  • Offers a regionally focussed approach
  • Describes research on adaptive evolution
  • State-of-the-art content
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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.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Census of Antarctic Marine Life: The First Available Baseline for Antarctic Marine Biodiversity

    Schiaparelli, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Connecting Biodiversity Data During the IPY: The Path Towards e-Polar Science

    Danis, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 21-32

  • Southern Ocean Evolution in a Global Context: A Molecular Viewpoint

    Strugnell, Jan M. (et al.)

    Pages 35-53

  • Pole-to-Pole Gene Flow in Protozoan Ciliates

    Di Giuseppe, Graziano (et al.)

    Pages 55-66

  • Excess Oxygen in Polar Evolution: A Whole Organism Perspective

    Pörtner, Hans-O. (et al.)

    Pages 67-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 2
Book Subtitle
The Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity
Editors
  • Cinzia Verde
  • Guido di Prisco
Series Title
From Pole to Pole
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-27349-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27349-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-27348-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44888-1
Series ISSN
2193-7338
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 240
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