14. Evolution and Biodiversity of Antarctic Organisms

A Molecular Perspective

  1. Alex D. Rogers1,
  2. Nadine M. Johnston2,
  3. Eugene J. Murphy2 and
  4. Andrew Clarke2
  1. Alex D. Rogers

Published Online: 29 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347241.ch14

Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World

Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World

How to Cite

Rogers, A. D. (2012) Evolution and Biodiversity of Antarctic Organisms, 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.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, 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:

  • Antarctic organisms, and biodiversity;
  • Southern hemisphere biota;
  • vicariance versus dispersal;
  • sub-Antarctic, Antarctic biota;
  • marine environment;
  • biogeography and macroevolution;
  • notothenioid fish;
  • Antarctica, climatic crucible of evolution;
  • constraints on adaptation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The antarctic biota

  • The break-up of gondwana and the evolution of the southern hemisphere biota

  • The evolution and biodiversity of the terrestrial sub-antarctic and antarctic biota

  • The marine environment

  • Antarctica: a climatic crucible of evolution

  • The historical constraints on adaptation to present climate change

  • Future directions for research

  • References