Antarctica is not a single ecological model. Substantial differences in the temperature, precipitation (which combine to affect the available water) and radiation determine the distribution and the habit of primary producers that in turn structure the trophic. Because terrestrial primary production is operating at environmental extremes in some parts of Antarctica, particularly in continental Antarctica, the spatial and temporal subsidies to the terrestrial stock of organic carbon make proportionately larger contributions to contemporary carbon cycling.
|Title of host publication||Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Physical and Biological Properties of Antarctic Soils|
|Publisher||Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||3642452124, 9783642452123|
|Publication status||First published - 8 Mar 2014|