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  • Ecology—Research—Antarctica—Antarctic Peninsula Region

Index Terms

  • 4207 Oceanography: General: Arctic and Antarctic oceanography
  • 4219 Oceanography: General: Continental shelf processes
  • 4815 Oceanography: Biological and Chemical: Ecosystems, structure and dynamics
  • 9310 Information Related to Geographic Region: Antarctica

Foundations for Ecological Research West of the Antarctic Peninsula

Vol. 70, 1996

ISSN: 0066-4634; ISBN: 0-87590-891-8

Foundations for Ecological Research West of the Antarctic Peninsula

E. E. Hofmann, R. M. Ross, and L. B. Quetin (Eds.)

The Long‐Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program was established in 1981 by the United States National Science Foundation in recognition of the need to study ecological processes over time spans longer than those of most research grants. The LTER Network now consists of 18 sites that span a variety of ecosystem types in the continental United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Antarctica. The addition of the Palmer LTER at Palmer Station, Antarctica in October 1990 extended the geographical and ecological range of the LTER Network and provided the opportunity to link physical and ecological processes in the northern and southern hemispheres.
One criterion for establishment of a LTER site is the existence of historical data and observations that can provide a basis for guiding research programs. Thus, the intent of this volume is to bring together meteorological, hydrographical, biological and ecological observations made in the general area west of the Antarctic Peninsula and to discuss the processes underlying the observations. This compilation of available data and observations in conjunction with the present understanding of processes provides the foundation for long‐term studies of the ecosystem in the western Antarctic Peninsula region.

Citation: Hofmann, E. E., R. M. Ross, and L. B. Quetin (Eds.) (1996), Foundations for Ecological Research West of the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarct. Res. Ser., vol. 70, 448 pp., AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/AR070.

Hofmann, Eileen E.; Ross, Robin M.; Quetin, Langdon B.


pp. xiii-xiv

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El-Sayed, Sayed Z.

Historical perspective of research in the Antarctic peninsula region

pp. 1-13

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Smith, Ronald I. Lewis

Terrestrial and freshwater biotic components of the western Antarctic Peninsula

pp. 15-59

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Hofmann, Eileen E.; Klinck, John M.; Lascara, Cathy M.; Smith, David A.

Water mass distribution and circulation west of the Antarctic Peninsula and including Bransfield Strait

pp. 61-80

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Stammerjohn, S. E.; Smith, R. C.

Spatial and temporal variability of western Antarctic Peninsula sea ice coverage

pp. 81-104

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Smith, Raymond C.; Stammerjohn, Sharon E.; Baker, Karen S.

Surface air temperature variations in the western Antarctic Peninsula region

pp. 105-121

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Clarke, Andrew

Benthic marine habitats in Antarctica

pp. 123-133

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Domack, Eugene W.; McClennen, Charles E.

Accumulation of glacial marine sediments in fjords of the Antarctic Peninsula and their use as Late Holocene paleoenvironmental indicators

pp. 135-154

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Garrison, David L.; Mathot, Sylvie

Pelagic and sea ice microbial communities

pp. 155-172

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Bidigare, R. R.; Iriarte, J. L.; Kang, S.-H.; Karentz, D.; Ondrusek, M. E.; Fryxell, G. A.

Phytoplankton: Quantitative and qualitative assessments

pp. 173-198

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Ross, Robin M.; Quetin, Langdon B.; Lascara, Cathy M.

Distribution of Antarctic krill and dominant zooplankton west of the Antarctic Peninsula

pp. 199-217

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Clarke, Andrew

The distribution of Antarctic marine benthic communities

pp. 219-230

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Kellermann, A. K.

Midwater fish ecology

pp. 231-256

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Fraser, William R.; Trivelpiece, Wayne Z.

Factors controlling the distribution of seabirds: Winter-summer heterogeneity in the distribution of adélie penguin populations

pp. 257-272

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Trivelpiece, Wayne Z.; Fraser, William R.

The breeding biology and distribution of Adélie penguins: Adaptations to environmental variability

pp. 273-285

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Costa, Daniel P.; Crocker, Daniel E.

Marine mammals of the Southern Ocean

pp. 287-301

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Karl, David M.; Christian, James R.; Dore, John E.; Letelier, Ricardo M.

Microbiological oceanography in the region west of the Antarctic Peninsula: Microbial dynamics, nitrogen cycle and carbon flux

pp. 303-332

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Smith, Raymond C.; Dierssen, Heidi M.; Vernet, Maria

Phytoplankton biomass and productivity in the western Antarctic Peninsula region

pp. 333-356

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Quetin, Langdon B.; Ross, Robin M.; Frazer, Thomas K.; Haberman, Karen L.

Factors affecting distribution and abundance of zooplankton, with an emphasis on Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba

pp. 357-371

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Clarke, Andrew

Marine benthic populations in Antarctica: Patterns and processes

pp. 373-388

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Naveen, Ron

Human activity and disturbance: Building an Antarctic site inventory

pp. 389-400

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Kennicutt, Mahlon C., II; McDonald, Susanne J.

Marine disturbance: Contaminants

pp. 401-415

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Agnew, David J.; Nicol, Stephen

Marine disturbances: Commercial fishing

pp. 417-435

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The Palmer LTER Group

The western Antarctic Peninsula region: Summary of environmental and ecological processes

pp. 437-448

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