3. Antarctic Lakes as Models for the Study of Microbial Biodiversity, Biogeography and Evolution

  1. Alex D. Rogers2,
  2. Nadine M. Johnston3,
  3. Eugene J. Murphy3 and
  4. Andrew Clarke3
  1. David A. Pearce3 and
  2. Johanna Laybourn-Parry1

Published Online: 29 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347241.ch3

Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World

Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World

How to Cite

Pearce, D. A. and Laybourn-Parry, J. (2012) Antarctic Lakes as Models for the Study of Microbial Biodiversity, Biogeography and Evolution, 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bristol Glaciology Centre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SS, UK

  2. 3

    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:

  • Antarctic lakes, models;
  • microbial biodiversity, biogeography;
  • Antarctic lake types;
  • physical, chemical lake environment;
  • methods, exploring Antarctic biodiversity;
  • microbial groups;
  • biogeography, spatial variation;
  • palaeolimnology;
  • prokaryote, eukaryote physiology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The variety of antarctic lake types

  • The physical and chemical lake environment

  • The microbial diversity of antarctic lakes

  • Biogeography

  • Evolution

  • Future perspectives

  • Acknowledgement

  • References