UV Radiation and Arctic Ecosystems
Although there are some biological processes that are supported by UV radiation, most
organisms are stressed by it in various ways, e.g. through DNA damage.
Top international experts present an integrated overview of UV radiation and its effects
on terrestrial, freshwater and marine Arctic biota. Increased stratospheric ozone depletion
and the corresponding increase in ground levels of UV radiation as well as ambient, "natural"
UV radiation as a key ecological factor in the Arctic spring and summer are discussed in
detail. Additionally, basic information on Arctic ecosystems is given. The volume provides
not only an excellent account of present-day knowledge of the subject, but also describes
the state of the art on which future research can be built.
Hardcover XX + 321 pp, 105 figs, 9 tabs ISBN 9783540421061
Series: Ecological Studies. VOL. 153
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