Ross Sea Ecology

Italiantartide Expeditions (1987–1995)

  • Francesco Maria Faranda
  • Letterio Guglielmo
  • Adrianna Ianora

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

  3. General Characteristics and Biogeochemical Processes

    1. M. Colacino, E. Piervitali, P. Grigioni
      Pages 15-26
    2. M. Frignani, L. Langone, L. Labbrozzi, M. Ravaioli
      Pages 39-50
    3. A. Brambati, G. P. Fanzutti, F. Finocchiaro, R. Melis, N. Pugliese, G. Salvi et al.
      Pages 51-61
  4. Water Masses and Circulation Patterns

  5. Nutrients, Particulate Organic Matter, and Microbial Biomass

    1. G. Catalano, F. Benedetti, S. Predonzani, A. Goffart, S. Ruffini, P. Rivaro et al.
      Pages 107-120
    2. W. O. Smith Jr., H. J. Niebauer, V. L. Asper
      Pages 151-157
    3. M. Fabiano, R. Danovaro, M. Chiantore, A. Pusceddu
      Pages 159-169
  6. Phytoplankton and Primary Production

    1. M. Innamorati, G. Mori, L. Massi, L. Lazzara, C. Nuccio
      Pages 217-230
    2. C. Nuccio, M. Innamorati, L. Lazzara, G. Mori, L. Massi
      Pages 231-245
    3. V. Saggiomo, G. C. Carrada, O. Mangoni, D. Marino, M. Ribera d’Alcalà
      Pages 247-258
    4. L. Lazzara, V. Saggiomo, M. Innamorati, O. Mangoni, L. Massi, G. Mori et al.
      Pages 259-273
  7. Zooplankton and Micronekton Distribution

  8. Krill, Nekton and Top Predators

  9. Benthic Communities

    1. M. Cormaci, G. Furnari, B. Scammacca
      Pages 493-502
    2. R. Cattaneo-Vietti, M. Chiantore, M. C. Gambi, G. Albertelli, M. Cormaci, I. Di Geronimo
      Pages 503-514
    3. R. Cattaneo-Vietti, G. Bavestrello, C. Cerrano, E. Gaino, L. Mazzella, M. Pansini et al.
      Pages 539-549
    4. M. Chiantore, R. Cattaneo-Vietti, P. Povero, G. Albertelli
      Pages 563-573
  10. Ecotoxicity Studies

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 595-604

About this book


The Antarctic represents the last of the world's still unexplored continents. Since 1985, Italy has sent 10 expeditions to this region, three of those have been exclusively devoted to research on the marine ecology of the Ross Sea region. This volume presents a global picture of this research. It includes contributions on water mass characteristics, particulate organic matter and nutrient utilization, and physiological aspects of primary production. Further topics are zooplankton, krill and top predator interactions in relation to physical and biological parameters, ecological features of coastal fish communities and the spatio-temporal variability of benthic biocenoses.


Coast Ocean Southern Ocean Tide biocoenosis biomass ecology ecosystem environment evolution fauna mammals marine phytoplankton plankton

Editors and affiliations

  • Francesco Maria Faranda
    • 1
  • Letterio Guglielmo
    • 2
  • Adrianna Ianora
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto di Scienze Ambientali MarineUniversità di GenovaGenovaItalia
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Biologia ed Ecologia MarinaUniversità di MessinaMessina-S. AgataItalia
  3. 3.Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn”NapoliItalia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64048-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59607-0
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