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Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Warwick F. Vincent and Johanna Laybourn-Parry


Lakes, ponds, rivers and streams are prominent features of the Arctic landscape and are also common in many parts of Antarctica. These waters encompass a remarkable variety of conditions for aquatic life, and are proving to be attractive model systems for exploring general ecological themes. Some of these ecosystems have direct global implications, and are also sentinels of global climate change. This book brings together many of the world's leading researchers in polar limnology to describe these diverse aquatic environments and their ecology. It introduces each major ecosystem type including ... More

Keywords: Arctic, Antarctic, rivers, lakes, climate change, ecosystems, polar, biodiversity, food webs, pollution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199213887
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Warwick F. Vincent, editor
Laval University, Quebec, Canada

Johanna Laybourn-Parry, editor
University of Tasmania, Australia

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