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Advances in Polar Ecology

Biology and Ecology of Antarctic Krill

Editors: Siegel, Volker (Ed.)

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  • Offers a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of the current knowledge about Antarctic krill, the key species of the entire Antarctic ecosystem
  • Provides a definitive reference work on Antarctic krill for now and the future
  • Researchers and managers will have fast and reliable access to all essential and relevant information for future research plans and issues underlying sustainable harvesting of krill
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This book gives a unique insight into the current knowledge of krill population dynamics including distribution, biomass, production, recruitment, growth and mortality rates. Detailed analysis is provided on food and feeding, reproduction and krill behaviour. The volume provides an overview on the aspects of natural challenges to the species, which involve predation, parasites and the commercial exploitation of the resource and its management.
A chapter on genetics shows the results of population subdivision and summarizes recent work on sequencing transcriptomes for studying gene function as part of the physiology of live krill.
The focus of Chapter 4 is on physiological functions such as biochemical composition, metabolic activity and growth change with ontogeny and season; and will demonstrate which environmental factors are the main drivers for variability.  Further discussed in this chapter are the bottle necks which occur in the annual life cycle of krill, and the mechanisms krill have adapted to cope with severe environmental condition.

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“This book is a very timely overview of what we know for a keystone species of the Southern Ocean. ... everyone working on Southern Ocean marine ecosystems really does need to see this as a key resource.” (David Walton, The Bulletin, Vol. 48 (4), December, 2017)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29277-9
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Softcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80529-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biology and Ecology of Antarctic Krill
Editors
  • Volker Siegel
Series Title
Advances in Polar Ecology
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29279-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29279-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29277-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80529-0
Series ISSN
2468-5712
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 441
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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