Impacts of climate change on Antarctic ecosystems
Guest edited by Iván Gómez, Pirjo Huovinen, and Nelson Valdivia.
The maritime Antarctica is one of the regions experiencing the most severe impacts of climate change in the world and its marine and terrestrial ecosystems are vulnerable to environmental shifts produced by rapid warming, acidification and enhanced UV radiation. King George Island, the largest of the South Shetlands, is characterized by a rich biodiversity, which is strongly influenced by regional oceanographic and climatic processes. In virtue of its strategic position, this island has been a key area for the study of Antarctic ecology and evolution. This series, published in Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, compiles results of recent studies carried out in King George Island by different work groups. The main goal is to improve our understanding of the across-ecosystem impacts of climate change in Antarctica at ecological, physiological, and molecular levels.
This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.
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