Geoecology of Antarctic Ice-Free Coastal Landscapes

  • Lothar Beyer
  • Manfred Bölter

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 154)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. The Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. M. Bölter, L. Beyer, B. Stonehouse
      Pages 5-15
    3. R. D. Seppelt
      Pages 41-49
    4. S. Ohtani, H. Kanda
      Pages 51-68
  3. Soils, Soil Development and Soil Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-73
    2. H.-P. Blume, D. Kuhn, M. Bölter
      Pages 91-113
    3. H.-P. Blume, L. Beyer, E. Kalk, D. Kuhn
      Pages 115-138
    4. H.-P. Blume, D. M. White, L. Beyer, M. Bölter, D. Kuhn, K. Pingpank et al.
      Pages 139-159
  4. Soil Microbes, Plants, and Soil Fauna

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-188
    2. M. Bölter, E. Kandeler, S. J. Pietr, R. D. Seppelt
      Pages 189-214
    3. Maria Olech
      Pages 215-231
    4. R. D. Seppelt
      Pages 233-248
    5. H. Kanda, S. Ohtani, S. Imura
      Pages 249-264
    6. I. D. Hogg, M. I. Stevens
      Pages 265-280
  5. Integrating Aspects for Soil Ecology in Antarctic Coastal Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-284
    2. M. Bölter, H.-P. Blume
      Pages 285-302
    3. L. Beyer, H.-P. Blume, M. Bölter, L. Kappen, D. Kuhn, R. D. Seppelt
      Pages 375-391
    4. M. Bölter, B. Stonehouse
      Pages 393-407
    5. L. Beyer, M. Bölter
      Pages 409-411
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 413-429

About this book


Research in Antarctica in the past two decades has fundamentally changed our perceptions of the southern continent. This volume describes typical terrestrial environments of the maritime and continental Antarctic. Life and chemical processes are restricted to small ranges of ambient temperature, availability of water and nutrients. This is reflected not only in life processes, but also in those of weathering and pedogenesis. The volume focuses on interactions between plants, animals and soils. It includes aspects of climate change, soil development and biology, as well as above- and below-ground results of interdisciplinary research projects combining data from botany, zoology, microbiology, pedology, and soil ecology.


Fauna botanics classification development ecology ecosystem ecosystems environment microbiology microorganism pedology soil soil fauna temperature zoology

Editors and affiliations

  • Lothar Beyer
    • 1
  • Manfred Bölter
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PolarökologieChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62674-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56318-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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