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Arctic Sea Ice Ecology - Seasonal Dynamics in Algal and Bacterial Productivity

New publication by Lund-Hansen, L.C., Søgaard, D.H., Sorrell, B.K., Gradinger, R., Meiners, K.

2020.08.31 | Peter Schmidt Mikkelsen


  • Unique textbook on sea ice ecology and Arctic marine ecology

  • Offers specialized teachings to higher level university and PhD students

  • Focus on sea ice in a global context and climate changes in the Arctic

The book on sea ice ecology is the ecology of sea ice algae and other microorganism as
bacteria, meiofauna, and viruses residing inside or at the bottom of the sea ice, called the
sympagic biota. Organisms as seals, fish, birds, and Polar bears relies on sea ice but are not
part of this biota. A distinct feature of this ecosystem, is the disappearance (melt) every
summer and re-establishing in autumn and winter. The book is organized seasonally describing
the physical, optical, biological, and geochemical conditions typical of the seasons: autumn,
winter, and spring. These are exemplified with case studies based on author’s fieldwork in
Greenland, the Arctic Ocean, and Antarctica but focused on Arctic conditions. The sea ice
ecosystem is described in the context of climate change, interests, and effects of a decreasing
summer ice extent in the Arctic Ocean. The book contains an up to date description of most
relevant methods and techniques applied in sea ice ecology research. This book will appeal to
university students at Masters or PhD levels reading biology, geosciences, and chemistry.

You can order the book here: www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030374716

For more information please contact:

Lars Chresten Lund-Hansen on mail: lund-hansen@bio.au.dk

Arctic Research Centre