By Warwick F. Vincent, Johanna Laybourn-Parry

This is often the 1st e-book to explain the ecology of excessive range lakes, rivers and glacial environments in either the North and South polar areas. From the lake-rich floodplains of the Arctic to the deep, enigmatic waters of Lake Vostok, Antarctica, those areas comprise essentially the most outstanding aquatic ecosystems on the earth. they supply a desirable variety of habitats for plant, animal and microbial groups, and are proving to be necessary version structures for exploring many ecological topics together with landscape-lake interactions, version of existence to environmental extremes, and controls at the constitution and functioning of aquatic ecosystems. a few of these waters even have direct international implications, together with permafrost thaw lakes as resources of greenhouse gases, subglacial aquatic environments as a storehouse of historical microbes, and Arctic rivers as significant inputs of freshwater and natural carbon to the realm Ocean. provided that many polar components are experiencing better weather warming than at decrease latitudes, those ecosystems is additionally seen as sentinels of worldwide swap.

This well timed quantity brings jointly a few of the world's best researchers in polar limnology to explain those different aquatic environments and their ecology. It introduces every one significant atmosphere kind, examines the similarities and changes among Arctic and Antarctic structures in addition to their responses to environmental switch, and describes new frontiers for destiny examine. A word list of phrases is equipped for non-specialists, and a suite of color plates introduces the ecosystems and their biota.

Polar Lakes and Rivers might be of worth to scholars and professional researchers alike, in addition to to these with a extra common curiosity in aquatic ecology, polar environments or international swap who require an authoritative assessment of this speedy rising topic.

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Most lakes in the centre of the Bunger Hills lose their ice-cover in summer, whereas those at its margins in contact with glaciers (epiglacial lakes) retain perennial ice caps. 8 m of perennial ice (Doran et al. 2000). 10 Schirmacher and Untersee Oases The Schirmacher and Untersee Oases lie in Dronning Maud Land at 71°S, 11–13°E (Bormann and Fritsche 1995). The Russian Antarctic Station Novolazarevskaya and the Indian Station Maitri are located in this region. 4 km 2 and a maximum depth of 167 m.

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