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The Invertebrates of Macquarie Island

Book cover Invertebrates of Macquarie IslandThis book describes the taxonomy, biology and ecology of over 300 invertebrate taxa from subantarctic Macquarie Island. It is the culmination of many years of work by world-renowned expert on the taxonomy and ecology of Collembola, Penelope Greenslade. It includes a substantial section on insects by insect ecologist Rieks van Klinken in association with Penelope Greenslade. Beautifully presented, the book is extensively illustrated and includes colour photographs of live animals with superb drawings and paintings.

The book is an invaluable identification guide. It summarises major diagnostic features of all taxa with 12 keys to species of beetles, flies, springtails and other abundant groups of invertebrates. The Invertebrates of Macquarie Island is an essential tool for invertebrate biologists with an interest in high-latitude environments. The book will also appeal to any reader with a general interest in subantarctic ecology.

Series editor Dana Bergstrom. Published by the Australian Antarctic Division, 2006.

ISBN 1 876934 107

This book retails for AUD $80.00 (inc. GST, postage & handling) and is available from:

Australian Antarctic Division (Publications)
203 Channel Highway
Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia

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The Moss Flora of Macquarie Island

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This book describes the moss taxa of subantarctic Macquarie Island. It is a culmination of twenty eight years of painstaking research by Antarctic botanist Rod Seppelt. Eighty-four species are described in detail with keys accompanying the text. Clear and precise scientific illustrations assist the reader to identify species and full colour photographs bring the reader closer to the beauty that is Macquarie Island.

Written by R. D. Seppelt. Series editor Dana Bergstrom. Published by the Australian Antarctic Dvision, 2004.

ISBN 1 876934 077

The book retails for $60.00 (AUD) inc GST (in Australia), postage and handling.

Australian Antarctic Division (Publications)
203 Channel Highway
Kingston, Tasmania 7050, Australia

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Antarctic Marine Protists

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Antarctic Marine Protists, edited by Fiona Scott and Harvey Marchant, describes over 550 species of protist from south of the Antarctic Polar Front. Protists are microscopic algae and protozoa, formerly thought of as single-celled plants and animals. Planktonic protists constitute the base of marine food webs and play a key role in global ocean-atmospheric gas exchange. This book is a comprehensive guide to the protists that live in the surface waters and sea-ice around Antarctica. It draws together information from the widely dispersed literature and provides descriptions, illustrations and a comprehensive bibliography of these unique organisms.The book was published jointly by the Australian biological Resources Study and the Australian Antarctic Division in 2004. It is available from CSIRO Publishing for $89.95.

ISBN 0642 56835 9

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Australian Antarctic Science: The first 50 years of ANARE

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This book grew out of the highly successful science symposium held in Hobart in 1997 as part of Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) Jubilee celebrations.

ANARE was established by the Australian Government in 1947 and charged with exploring and undertaking research in Antarctica.

The book was edited by Harvey J Marchant, Desmond J Lugg and Patrick G Quilty and was published by the Australian Antarctic Division in 2002.

ISBN 1 876934 05 0

The book retails for AUD $95.00 inc. GST, plus postage & handling. To order by fax or post: publications order formPDF.

It is also available from:

UniTas Cooperative Bookshop
Fullers Bookshop
Hobart Bookshop
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Trends in Antarctic Terrestrial and Limnetic Ecosystems

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The Antarctic provides a suite of scenarios useful for investigating the range of climate change effects on terrestrial and limnetic biota. The international SCAR programme RiSCC (Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctic Terrestrial and Limnetic Ecosystems) is investigating these scenarios with the goals of understanding the likely response of Antarctic biota to changing climates, and contributing to the development of broadly applicable theory concerning interactions between climate change, indigenous and introduced species, and ecosystem functioning. The programme draws upon both new and existing data. Trends in Antarctic Terrestrial and Limnetic Ecosystems provides a synthesis of the likely effects of climate change on Antarctic terrestrial and limnetic ecosystems. Information in the book will contribute to the management and conservation of these ecosystems. The book, published in 2006, is co-edited by Australian Antarctic Division biologist, Dr Dana Bergstrom. It is available from Springer.

Health of Antarctic Wildlife: A Challenge for Science and Policy

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This book was published by Springer in 2009 and edited by Australian Antarctic Division scientists Dr Knowles Kerry and Dr Martin Riddle. The book provides a broad assessment of the health of Antarctica's birds and seals, set against the background of available scientific and environmental information and the political and administrative processes in place.

The book was conceived during an international workshop on diseases of Antarctic wildlife held in Hobart. The workshop acknowledged that there had not been a disease outbreak in Antarctica that was positively attributed to human activity, but found that 'there was a significant risk of the introduction of (exotic) diseases to Antarctic wildlife species and should it occur the consequences are likely to be serious and a response will be required'. The book is based on the papers presented at the workshop and also chronicles subsequent developments within the Antarctic Treaty and responses by Government and non-Government operators in Antarctica to protect wildlife against disease introduction. The 17 chapters are divided into two parts: Wildlife disease, which consists of reviews, case studies and health assessments; and External factors, which covers the environmental, administrative and legal aspects. The Appendices include methods for sample collection and analysis, response plans, reviews and other documents that are referred to in the book but are not readily available.

The book aims to cover the essential issues necessary for understanding health and disease relating to Antarctic wildlife and to provide 'wise council' in the management of human activities in Antarctica. It is targeted at veterinary and biological scientists, policy makers and administrators involved in protecting the health of Antarctic wildlife. It is available through a range of online outlets including Springer.

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