Primary production and links to carbon cycling in antarctic soils

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

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    3 Citations (Scopus)


    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
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-45213-0
    ISBN (Print)9783642452123
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Immunology and Microbiology
    • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
    • General Environmental Science


    Dive into the research topics of 'Primary production and links to carbon cycling in antarctic soils'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this