4. The Impact of Regional Climate Change on the Marine Ecosystem of the Western Antarctic Peninsula

  1. Alex D. Rogers2,
  2. Nadine M. Johnston3,
  3. Eugene J. Murphy3 and
  4. Andrew Clarke3
  1. Andrew Clarke3,
  2. David K. A. Barnes3,
  3. Thomas J. Bracegirdle3,
  4. Hugh W. Ducklow1,
  5. John C. King3,
  6. Michael P. Meredith3,
  7. Eugene J. Murphy3 and
  8. Lloyd S. Peck3

Published Online: 29 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347241.ch4

Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World

Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World

How to Cite

Clarke, A., Barnes, D. K. A., Bracegirdle, T. J., Ducklow, H. W., King, J. C., Meredith, M. P., Murphy, E. J. and Peck, L. S. (2012) The Impact of Regional Climate Change on the Marine Ecosystem of the Western Antarctic Peninsula, 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.ch4

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

    The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 10 02543-1015, USA

  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:

  • western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP);
  • marine ecosystem, climate change;
  • warming, on terrestrial ice sheet;
  • ocean, and role in climate change, unclear;
  • AASW, strong stratification;
  • predicted environmental variability;
  • ecological response;
  • biotic responses;
  • marine species, and climate change;
  • warming, oceanographic changes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Predicted environmental changes along the western antarctic peninsula

  • Environmental variability and ecological response

  • Responses of individual marine species to climate change

  • Community level responses to climate change

  • Ecosystem level responses to climate change

  • What biological changes have been observed to date?

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References