Potential Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Antarctic Primary Terrestrial Colonizers: Cyanobacteria, Algae, and Cryptogams

  1. C. Susan Weiler and
  2. Polly A. Penhale
  1. D. D. Wynn-Williams

Published Online: 14 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR062p0243

Ultraviolet Radiation in Antarctica: Measurements and Biological Effects

Ultraviolet Radiation in Antarctica: Measurements and Biological Effects

How to Cite

Wynn-Williams, D. D. (1994) Potential Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Antarctic Primary Terrestrial Colonizers: Cyanobacteria, Algae, and Cryptogams, in Ultraviolet Radiation in Antarctica: Measurements and Biological Effects (eds C. S. Weiler and P. A. Penhale), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR062p0243

Author Information

  1. British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, High Cross, Cambridge Cb3 0Et, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875908410

Online ISBN: 9781118667941

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Keywords:

  • Marine organisms—Effect of radiation on—Antarctica;
  • Marine plankton—Effect of radiation on—Antarctica;
  • Ultraviolet radiation—Physiological effect;
  • Ultraviolet radiation—Measurement

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Effects of Uvr and Responses in Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • Field Measurement of Biologically Active uv radiation

  • Future Research on uv Radiation in the Terrestrial Biosphere

  • Conclusions