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Understanding the tolerance of Antarctic mosses to climate change
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  • Sharon A. Robinson, University of Wollongong
  • L J Clarke, University of Wollongong
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This article was originally published as Robinson, S and Clarke, L, Understanding the tolerance of Antarctic mosses to climate change, Australian Antarctic Magazine, 14, 2008, 26-27. Courtesy Australian Antarctic Division, Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2008. Original article available here
Climate change is expected to affect the high latitudes first and most severely, rendering Antarctica one of the most significant baseline environments for the study of global climate change. Despite this, there have been few long-term studies of the response of Antarctic vegetation to climate change. The Windmill Islands region supports some of the most extensive and best developed vegetation on continental Antarctica, with lush, green mossbeds along many of the lakes and melt streams close to Casey station. Over the past 12 years my University of Wollongong colleagues and I have studied the mosses of this region to better understand how they are responding to climate change.
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Sharon A. Robinson and L J Clarke. "Understanding the tolerance of Antarctic mosses to climate change" (2008)
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