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Thermal limits and adaptation in marine Antarctic ectotherms: an integrative view
The integrative approach suggests that the patterns of oxygen- and capacity-limited thermal tolerance are linked with the capacity and design of molecules and membranes, and, on the other hand, with life-history consequences and lifestyles typically seen in the permanent cold. Expand
Climate change and the marine ecosystem of the western Antarctic Peninsula
Of the changes observed in the marine ecosystem of the western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) region to date, alterations in winter sea ice dynamics are the most likely to have had a direct impact on the marine fauna, principally through shifts in the extent and timing of habitat for ice-associated biota. Expand
Extreme sensitivity of biological function to temperature in Antarctic marine species
The animals investigated are so sensitive to temperature variation that a 2degreesC rise in sea temperature could cause population or species removal from the Southern Ocean. Expand
Animal temperature limits and ecological relevance: effects of size, activity and rates of change
This study identifies community level effects of thermal biology by applying a multi-species, multi-trophic level approach to the analysis of temperature limits, and investigates differences in individual and species abilities to tolerate warming, and how rate of warming affected survival. Expand
Climate Change and Invasibility of the Antarctic Benthos
As sea temperatures continue to rise, the invasion of durophagous predators will modernize the shelf benthos and erode the indigenous character of marine life in Antarctica. Expand
Near-future level of CO2-driven ocean acidification radically affects larval survival and development in the brittlestar Ophiothrix fragilis
If oceans continue to acidify as expected, ecosystems of the Atlantic dominated by this keystone species will be seriously threatened with major changes in many key benthic and pelagic ecosystems, and it may be useful to monitor O. fragilis populations and initiate conservation if needed. Expand
Extreme Responses to Climate Change in Antarctic Lakes
Data is reported for maritime Antarctic lakes showing extremely fast physical ecosystem change, combined with the ecological responses to that change, which exhibits order of magnitude increases per decade. Expand
Environmental constraints on life histories in Antarctic ecosystems: tempos, timings and predictability
It is shown that the timing and extent of resource availability, from nutrients to colonisable space, differ across Antarctic marine, intertidal and terrestrial habitats, and illustrated that these differences affect the rate at which organisms function. Expand
Biology of living brachiopods
This chapter concludes that the brachiopod biomineralization system is ideally suited for the investigation of the interaction between the organic and the inorganic phases during shell growth. Expand
The spatial structure of Antarctic biodiversity
Patterns of environmental spatial structure lie at the heart of the most fundamental and familiar patterns of diversity on Earth. Antarctica contains some of the strongest environmental gradients onExpand