Biology of Polar Regions by D. N. Thomas
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Biology of Polar Regions
By D. N. Thomas

The Biology of Polar Regions

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Biology of Polar Regions by D. N. Thomas

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There is now an increased awareness of the importance of polar regions in the Earth system, as well as their vulnerability to anthropogenic derived change, including of course global climate change. This new edition offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to polar ecology and has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout, providing expanded coverage of marine ecosystems and the impact of humans. It incorporates a detailed comparison of the Arctic and Antarctic systems, with a particular emphasis on the effects of climate change, and describes marine, freshwater, glacial, and terrestrial habitats. This breadth of coverage is unique in the polar biology literature. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, particular emphasis is placed on the organisms that dominate these extreme environments although pollution, conservation and experimental aspects are also considered. This accessible text is suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in polar ecology, often as part of a wider marine biology degree programme. It will also be of value and use to the many professional ecologists and conservation biologists requiring a concise overview of the topic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199298112
ISBN-10: 0199298114
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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There is an increased awareness of the importance of polar regions, and their vulnerability to anthropogenic derived change. This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to polar ecology. The emphasis is on the organisms that dominate these environments although pollution, conservation and experimental aspects are also considered.

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Author Biography - D. N. Thomas

Dr. David N. Thomas is Professor in Marine Biology at the School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales Bangor. Between 1989 and 1996 he held four research scientist posts in Germany at the University of Bremen, Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, University of Oldenburg and Centre for Marine Tropical Ecology, Bremen. He was appointed to his position at the University of Wales-Bangor in July 1996. In 2001 to 2003 he held an Ocean and Climate Research Fellowship at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Germany. G. E. Fogg was Professor Emeritus of Marine Biology, School of Ocean Sciences University of Wales, Bangor. Dr. Peter Convey is Research Scientist at the Biological Sciences Division of the British Antarctic Survey. Dr. Christian Fritsen is Assistant Research Professor in the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences at the Desert Research Institute, Nevada, USA. Dr Josep-Maria Gili is of the Institut de Ciencies del Mar, Spanish National Research Council Dr Rolf Gradinger is Assistant Professor of Biological Oceanography at the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska, Fairbanks Prof. Johanna Laybourn-Parry is Dean of Natural Sciences at Keele University. Her research interests centre around polar limnology, in particular carbon cycling, environmental microbiology, protozoan ecophysiology and biological processes on glaciers. Her Antarctic work is conducted with the Australian and US Antarctic programmes while her work in the Arctic is conducted in Svalbard. She has been funded by NERC, The Leverhulme Trust, EPSRC, Industry, the US National Science Foundation and the Australian Antarctic Science Advisory Committee (ASAC). She currently holds a grant from the Leverhulme Trust for work on protozoan feeding selectivity physiology and from ASAC for investigating bacterial biodiversity in Antarctic saline lakes. Dr. Keith Reid is an ecologist at the British Antarctic Survey. Professor David Walton is a chief scientist at the British Antarctic Survey.

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