Chapter 7. The Macrobiology of Sea Ice

  1. David N. Thomas1 and
  2. Gerhard S. Dieckmann2
  1. Sigrid B. Schnack-Schiel

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757161.ch7

Sea Ice: An Introduction to its Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology

Sea Ice: An Introduction to its Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology

How to Cite

Schnack-Schiel, S. B. (2003) The Macrobiology of Sea Ice, in Sea Ice: An Introduction to its Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology (eds D. N. Thomas and G. S. Dieckmann), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757161.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, UK

  2. 2

    Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 MAY 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632058082

Online ISBN: 9780470757161

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Keywords:

  • macrobiology of sea ice;
  • autotrophs;
  • sea ice metazoans;
  • morphology of ice;
  • platelet ice layers

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sea ice metazoan communities

  • Biochemical adaptations

  • Sea ice as a feeding ground

  • Importance of sea ice for life history cycles

  • Sea ice and global climate change

  • Concluding remarks

  • References