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By P. G. Quilty (auth.), Dr. K. R. Kerry, Professor Dr. G. Hempel (eds.)

Antarctic Ecosystems includes fifty five papers offered on the 5th Symposium on Antarctic Biology held less than the auspices of the clinical Committee on Antarctic study (SCAR) in Hobart, Australia, 29 August - three September, 1988. either brief- and long term alterations in ecosystems and neighborhood buildings attributable to ordinary and human components have been mentioned to assist comprehend the ecological approaches occurring in a altering surroundings. the variety of ecological components has to be identified for the improvement of practical tracking recommendations and sound conservation practices.

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Relative abundance of benthic algal and cyanobacteria taxa from 6 ponds of contrasting salinity on the Undulating Ice (salinity measured as conductivity, K25°) Conductivity (JlS cm- i ) Cyano bacteria Nostoc sp. Anabaena sp. Nodularia sp. Oscillatoriaceae " < 3 Jlm 3-5Jlm ">5Jlm Chrysophyta Stauroneis aniceps Pinnularia cymatopleura Navicula sp. A Hantzschia amphioxys Achnanthes brevipes Navicula muticopsis N. shackeltoni N. sp. C N. sp. 0 Chlorophyta coccoid forms " < 10 Jlm " > 10 Jlm Chlamydomonas sp.

Most of the ponds were occupied by benthic algal mats ranging in surface colour from yellowgreen to orange and almost black. Exposed ice was rare (Plate 2). Streams in the Undulating Ice environment were also rare, and flowing waters were usually confined to short connections between ponds. Evidence of old ponds and of continual change in the system was seen in thick layers of old dried algal mats at all heights in the ice undulations above present ponds. Many of these were at steep angles, even vertical.

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