Introduction. Antarctic ecology: from genes to ecosystems. Part 2. Evolution, diversity and functional ecology.

@article{Rogers2007IntroductionAE,
  title={Introduction. Antarctic ecology: from genes to ecosystems. Part 2. Evolution, diversity and functional ecology.},
  author={Alex David Rogers and Eugene J Murphy and Nadine M. Johnston and Andrew Clarke},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={362 1488},
  pages={2187-9}
}
The Antarctic biota has evolved over the last 100 million years in increasingly isolated and cold conditions. As a result, Antarctic species, from micro-organisms to vertebrates, have adapted to life at extremely low temperatures, including changes in the genome, physiology and ecological traits such as life history. Coupled with cycles of glaciation that have promoted speciation in the Antarctic, this has led to a unique biota in terms of biogeography, patterns of species distribution and… CONTINUE READING

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