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Developments in Hydrobiology

Biology of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica

Proceedings of the symposium, Hobart, August 1984

Editors: Ferris, J.M., Burton, H.R., Johnstone, G.W., Bayly, I.A.E. (Eds.)

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The present volume was conceived as a companion to 'Antarctic Oasis: Terrestrial environments and history of the Vestfold Hills' edited by J. Pickard and published in 1986 by Academic Press, Sydney. Pickard's book contains accounts of the Vestfold Hills' climate (N. A. Streten) and recent geomorphological history (D. A. Adamson & J. Pickard) which provide a valuable context for understanding their present day biology. Pickard also gives a history of human discovery and occupation of the Vest fold Hills. There is some overlap in the coverage, to the extent that both this volume and Pickard's book describe the terrestrial flora and fauna. The reader specifically interested in the terrestrial ecosystems of the Vestfold Hills should draw from both sources. Together, these works present a broad and descriptive account of the largest truly coastal antarctic oasis: a region that holds a unique variety of opportunities for future scientific investigation. There are several tasks I wish to accomplish here, apart from expressing my sincere thanks to the many people who have contributed to the completion of this volume. I wish to briefly introduce the Vestfolds and to list some of the features that, in my opinion, make them biologically varied, and unique in the context of other coastal ice-free areas. I wish to describe the phases of biological research in this region, including the directions that have been pursued since the 1984 symposium and to comment upon the future of the Vestfold Hills.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • The ecology of photosynthetic bacteria in Burton Lake, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica

    Pages 1-11

    Burke, C. M. (et al.)

  • Photosynthetic bacteria in meromictic lakes and stratified fjords of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica

    Pages 13-23

    Burke, C. M. (et al.)

  • Sulfate reduction rates and some aspects of the limnology of four lakes and a fjord in the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica

    Pages 25-33

    Franzmann, P. D. (et al.)

  • Preliminary observations on psychrotrophic and psychrophilic, heterotrophic bacteria from antarctic water samples

    Pages 35-40

    McMeekin, T. A.

  • Pigment and lipid compositions of algal and bacterial communities in Ace Lake, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica

    Pages 41-57

    Volkman, J. K. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biology of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the symposium, Hobart, August 1984
Editors
  • J.M. Ferris
  • H.R. Burton
  • G.W. Johnstone
  • I.A.E. Bayly
Series Title
Developments in Hydrobiology
Series Volume
34
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-3089-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-3089-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-6193-616-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7888-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 308
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