The seas around the Antarctic Peninsula are biologically extremely rich, but are climatically sensitive, having experienced some of the fastest warming globally in recent decades. A special issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A published this week (14 May 2018) puts this region in the spotlight with a combination of the latest research on how it is being affected by environmental change.
The special issue brings together contributions from international marine scientists from 28 institutes who study the region’s ocean dynamics, biology, chemical oceanography and biogeochemistry. As well as presenting new research, this issue contains synthesis papers, and a “horizon scanning” introduction to address the outstanding research questions and knowledge gaps that exist in the field.
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