Environmental Impacts of Exploiting Mineral Resources and Effects of Tourism in Antarctica

  1. John F. Splettstoesser and
  2. Gisela A.M. Dreschhoff
  1. Bruce C. Parker1 and
  2. Ernest E. Angino2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR051p0237

Mineral Resources Potential of Antarctica

Mineral Resources Potential of Antarctica

How to Cite

Parker, B. C. and Angino, E. E. (1990) Environmental Impacts of Exploiting Mineral Resources and Effects of Tourism in Antarctica, in Mineral Resources Potential of Antarctica (eds J. F. Splettstoesser and G. A.M. Dreschhoff), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR051p0237

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

  2. 2

    Department of Geology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901749

Online ISBN: 9781118664926

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Keywords:

  • Mines and mineral resources—Antarctic regions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The physical environment

  • The biological environment

  • Application of the ecosystem concept to environmental impact in antarctica

  • Impacts of mineral resource development

  • Summary