Biodiversity change after climate-induced ice-shelf collapse in the Antarctic

@article{Gutt2011BiodiversityCA,
  title={Biodiversity change after climate-induced ice-shelf collapse in the Antarctic},
  author={J. Gutt and I. Barratt and E. Domack and C. D. D'acoz and W. Dimmler and A. Gr{\'e}mare and O. Heilmayer and E. Isla and D. Janussen and E. Jorgensen and K. Kock and L. Lehnert and Pablo Jos{\'e} L{\'o}pez-Gonz{\'a}les and S. Langner and K. Linse and M. E. Manj{\'o}n-Cabeza and Meike Meissner and A. Montiel and M. Raes and H. Robert and A. Rose and E. S. Schepisi and T. Sauc{\`e}de and M. Scheidat and H. Schenke and J. Seiler and Craig R. Smith},
  journal={Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies in Oceanography},
  year={2011},
  volume={58},
  pages={74-83}
}
The marine ecosystem on the eastern shelf of the Antarctic Peninsula was surveyed 5 and 12 years after the climate-induced collapse of the Larsen A and B ice shelves. An impoverished benthic fauna was discovered, that included deep-sea species presumed to be remnants from ice-covered conditions. The current structure of various ecosystem components appears to result from extremely different response rates to the change from an oligotrophic sub-ice-shelf ecosystem to a productive shelf ecosystem… Expand

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