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Antarctic Ecosystem Environmental Contamination, Climate Change and Human Impact
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Abstract: In the Southern Ocean, the marginal ice zone is the nursery ground for E. superba (by far the dominant herbivore), which channels organic matter produced by nanoplankton and diatoms to cephalopods, fish, seabirds, seals and baleen whales. Krill has a number of unique characteristics – its life cycle closely matches seasonal cycles of primary productivity, adults are larger than other pelagic ... View entire text
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Bargagli R., 2005.-Antarctic ecosystems: environmental contamination, climate change, and human impact. Ecological Studies, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 175-395 pp.

Barrett J.E., Virginia R.A., Hopkins D.W., Aislabie J., Bargagli R., Bockheim J.G., Campbell I.B., lyons W.B., Moorhead D.L., Nkem J.N., Sletten R. S., Steltzer H., Wall D.H., Wallenstein M.D., 2006. Terrestrial ecosystem processes of victoria land, Antarctica. Soil biol. & biochem., 38, 3019-3034.
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