By Warwick F. Vincent, Johanna Laybourn-Parry
This can be the 1st ebook to explain the ecology of excessive range lakes, rivers and glacial environments in either the North and South polar areas. From the lake-rich floodplains of the Arctic to the deep, enigmatic waters of Lake Vostok, Antarctica, those areas include probably the most remarkable aquatic ecosystems in the world. they supply a desirable variety of habitats for plant, animal and microbial groups, and are proving to be useful version platforms for exploring many ecological subject matters together with landscape-lake interactions, variation of existence to environmental extremes, and controls at the constitution and functioning of aquatic ecosystems. a few of these waters even have direct worldwide implications, together with permafrost thaw lakes as assets of greenhouse gases, subglacial aquatic environments as a storehouse of historical microbes, and Arctic rivers as significant inputs of freshwater and natural carbon to the realm Ocean. provided that many polar components are experiencing better weather warming than at reduce latitudes, those ecosystems is additionally seen as sentinels of worldwide switch.
This well timed quantity brings jointly the various world's top researchers in polar limnology to explain those different aquatic environments and their ecology. It introduces each one significant atmosphere kind, examines the similarities and modifications among Arctic and Antarctic platforms in addition to their responses to environmental swap, and describes new frontiers for destiny learn. A word list of phrases is equipped for non-specialists, and a suite of color plates introduces the ecosystems and their biota.
Polar Lakes and Rivers may be of worth to scholars and professional researchers alike, in addition to to these with a extra basic curiosity in aquatic ecology, polar environments or international swap who require an authoritative evaluate of this quick rising topic.
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