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Title: Scopes and trends of Antarctic invertebrate faunal research with special reference to Southern ocean, east Antarctica and Schirmacher oasis
Authors: Hazra, A.K.
Mitra, Bulganin
Keywords: Invertebrate fauna
southern Ocean
environmental changes
East Antarctica
Sub Antarctica
Issue Date: Dec-2008
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The Southern Ocean and Antarctica have been the focus of intense scientific study during the 20th century. But much scientific works has been accorded to oceanography and marine sciences than to terrestrial and lacustrine fauna of Antarctica. From the French Coquille expedition (1922-1925) to early 1990, it has been observed that, scientific research of Antarctic invertebrate fauna mostly restricted with their taxonomy, physiology, ecology and biology. It has also been observed that, maximum studies and publications have been made from maritime and sub-Antarctic Islands in contrast to East Antarctica and particularly the Schirmacher oaisis. The trends of scientific research mostly conducted on the responses of organisms to long-term environmental change.
Page(s): 450-454
ISSN: 0379-5136
Source:IJMS Vol.37(4) [December 2008]

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