Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 1

The Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity

  • Guido di Prisco
  • Cinzia Verde

Part of the From Pole to Pole book series (POLE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introductory Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Theme 1: Biodiversity and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Marino Vacchi, Philippe Koubbi, Laura Ghigliotti, Eva Pisano
      Pages 51-73
    3. Filip A. M. Volckaert, Jennifer Rock, Anton P. Van de Putte
      Pages 75-96
  4. Theme 2: Response to Stress—Adaptations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Bruno Tota, Daniela Amelio, Filippo Garofalo, Daniela Pellegrino
      Pages 121-141
    3. Guido di Prisco, Daniela Giordano, Roberta Russo, Cinzia Verde
      Pages 183-195
    4. Cinzia Verde, Daniela Giordano, Roberta Russo, Guido di Prisco
      Pages 197-213
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-222

About this book


The poles undergo climate changes exceeding those in the rest of the world in terms of their speed and extent, and have a key role in modulating the climate of the Earth. Ecosystems adapted to polar environments are likely to become vulnerable to climate changes. Their responses allow us to analyse and foresee the impact of changes at lower latitudes. We need to increase our knowledge of the polar marine fauna of continental shelves, slopes and deep sea, as identifying the responses of species and communities is crucial to establishing efficient strategies against threats to biodiversity, using international and cross-disciplinary approaches. The IPY 2007-2009 was a scientific milestone. The outstanding contribution of Marine Biology is reflected in this volume and the next one on “Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments – The Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity” from the series “From Pole to Pole”, making these volumes a unique and invaluable component of the scientific outcome of the IPY.


Adaptation Biodiversity Evolution From Pole to Pole IPY 2007-2009 Marine Ecosystem Marine Organism Polar Oceans Biodiversity

Editors and affiliations

  • Guido di Prisco
    • 1
  • Cinzia Verde
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Protein BiochemistryCNRNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Protein BiochemistryCNRNapoliItaly

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