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Antarctic subglacial water: origin, evolution, and ecology

John C. Priscu, Slawek Tulaczyk, Michael Studinger, Mahlon C. Kennicutt II, Brent C. Christner, and Christine M. Foreman

in Polar Lakes and Rivers: Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic Aquatic Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199213887
eISBN:
9780191707506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213887.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter provides up-to-date coverage on the geophysical, chemical, and biological properties of the lakes that lie beneath the Antarctic ice cap (subglacial lakes). There are at least 150 lakes ... More


Influential environmental factors

D. Dudley Williams

in The Biology of Temporary Waters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528128
eISBN:
9780191713538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528128.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

It is proposed that extreme environments, such as temporary waters, strongly influence molecular and morphological evolution by altering mutation rates and exposing cryptic variation. This chapter ... More


Structure and function in communities

Nico M. van Straalen and Dick Roelofs

in An Introduction to Ecological Genomics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199594689
eISBN:
9780191774812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594689.003.0101
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins with an account of the biodiversity and ecosystem functioning synthetic framework, the theory in which ecologists have formulated a range of hypotheses about the relationship ... More


Examining the Influence of Adaptive Instructional Techniques on Human Performance for Tasks Conducted in Extremely Stressful Work Environments

Robert Sottilare and Stephen Goldberg

in Human Performance Optimization: The Science and Ethics of Enhancing Human Capabilities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190455132
eISBN:
9780190455156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190455132.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines the potential benefits of computer-based adaptive instruction to human performance during the training of tasks usually conducted in extremely stressful work environments (e.g., ... More


Environmental fluctuations and stresses in shallow subterranean habitats

David C. Culver and Tanja Pipan

in Shallow Subterranean Habitats: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199646173
eISBN:
9780191780233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646173.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The subterranean environment is typically viewed in two contradictory ways: either that it is a refuge from unfavourable surface conditions, or that it is an extreme environment. These extremes ... More


Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Jenni Calder

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Lost in the Backwoods examines the impact of wild country and extreme conditions on the experience, imagination and identity of Scots who settled, explored, exploited and visited North America. ... More


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