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Subantarctic Macquarie Island
Environment and Biology

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Part of Studies in Polar Research

  • Date Published: August 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521076036

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  • Macquarie Island, a speck of land rising from the Southern Ocean about 1,000 km south-east of Tasmania, is a wild and beautiful place. Declared a nature reserve in 1933, the island is of immense scientific interest, providing scientists with an opportunity to study unique geological features and to examine the special characteristics of a southern island ecosystem. The authors, drawing on their own extensive observations as well as on the published work of others, have produced a book of wide appeal. A brief description of the island and its setting and the history of its discovery and subsequent human occupation precedes more detailed accounts of the geomorphology and quaternary history of the island, its vegetation, avifauna, mammals, microbiology and marine and freshwater environments. In the concluding chapter the authors discuss past mismanagement and future management strategies, with a view to conserving the island's unique environment and biology. This fascinating and readable account will appeal to all those interested in the Antarctic region in general and to biologists, geologists and conservationists with a particular interest in island habitats and environments.

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    • Date Published: August 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521076036
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Discovery and human occupation
    3. The island and its setting
    4. The island's origin and geology
    5. Geomorphology and quaternary history
    6. The island's vegetation
    7. Lakes
    8. The island's birds
    9. Mammals - indigenous and introduced
    10. Microbiology, parasitology and terrestrial arthropods
    11. The nearshore environment
    12. Human effects: from mis-management to management strategies
    Appendices
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Patricia Selkirk, Macquarie University, Sydney

    Rod Seppelt

    David Selkirk, Macquarie University, Sydney

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