13. Mechanisms Defining Thermal Limits and Adaptation in Marine Ectotherms: An Integrative View

  1. Alex D. Rogers4,
  2. Nadine M. Johnston5,
  3. Eugene J. Murphy5 and
  4. Andrew Clarke5
  1. Hans O. Pörtner1,2,
  2. Lloyd S. Peck5 and
  3. George N. Somero3

Published Online: 29 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347241.ch13

Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World

Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World

How to Cite

Pörtner, H. O., Peck, L. S. and Somero, G. N. (2012) Mechanisms Defining Thermal Limits and Adaptation in Marine Ectotherms: An Integrative View, in Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World (eds A. D. Rogers, N. M. Johnston, E. J. Murphy and A. Clarke), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444347241.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, UK

  2. 5

    British Antarctic Survey, NERC, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Postfach 12 01 61, Am Handelshafen 12, D-27570 Bremerhaven, Germany

  2. 2

    Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar-und Meeresforschung, Integrative Ökophysiologie, Bremerhaven, Germany

  3. 3

    Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, 120 Oceanview Boulevard, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3094, USA

  4. 5

    British Antarctic Survey, NERC, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405198400

Online ISBN: 9781444347241

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Keywords:

  • marine ectotherms' thermal limits;
  • Antarctic fauna, climate-dependent;
  • gene expression, genetic information loss;
  • molecular to systemic aspects;
  • ecological implications;
  • phenomena integration;
  • molecular to systemic aspects;
  • performance capacity, thermal adaptation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: climate-dependent evolution of antarctic fauna

  • Phenomena of thermal specialization and limitation

  • Acknowledgements

  • References