Primary production and links to carbon cycling in antarctic soils

David William Hopkins, Kevin K Newsham, Jennifer A J Dungait

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    Abstract

    Antarctica is not a single ecological model. Substantial differences in the temperature, precipitation (which combine to affect the available water) and radiation determine the distribution and the habit of primary producers that in turn structure the trophic. Because terrestrial primary production is operating at environmental extremes in some parts of Antarctica, particularly in continental Antarctica, the spatial and temporal subsidies to the terrestrial stock of organic carbon make proportionately larger contributions to contemporary carbon cycling.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAntarctic Terrestrial Microbiology
    Subtitle of host publicationPhysical and Biological Properties of Antarctic Soils
    EditorsDon A. Cowan
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages233-248
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-45213-0
    ISBN (Print)9783642452123
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
    • Environmental Science(all)

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    Hopkins, D. W., Newsham, K. K., & Dungait, J. A. J. (2014). Primary production and links to carbon cycling in antarctic soils. In D. A. Cowan (Ed.), Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology: Physical and Biological Properties of Antarctic Soils (pp. 233-248). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45213-0_12