The Prince Edward Islands: Land-Sea Interactions in a Changing Ecosystem

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Editors: Steven L Chown & Pierre William Froneman
ISBN 9781928357063

This book provides a modern, synthetic overview of what is known about the structure, functioning and interactions of marine and terrestrial systems at the Prince Edward Islands. Building on more than 50 years of biological, geological, meteorological, and oceanographic research, it demonstrates not only how inextricably linked marine and terrestrial systems at the islands are, but also how global environmental challenges, such as climate change, biological invasions, and over exploitation, are playing out at the regional and local levels in the Southern Ocean. [doi:10.18820/9781928357063]

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Chapter 1: The Prince Edward Islands in a global context

Authors: Steven L. Chown and P. William Froneman


Chapter 2: Oceanographic setting of the Prince Edward Islands

Authors: Johann R.E. Lutjeharms and Isabelle J. Ansorge


Chapter 3: Climate and climate change

Authors: Peter C. Le Roux


Chapter 4: Geology, geomorphology and climate change

Authors: Jan C. Boelhouwers, K. Ian Meiklejohn, Stephen D. Holness and David W. Hedding


Chapter 5: Biology in the oceanographic environment

Authors: Christopher D. McQuaid and P. William Froneman


Chapter 6: Pelagic predators

Authors: Peter G. Ryan and Marthán N. Bester


Chapter 7: Nutrient dynamics in the vicinity of the Prince Edward Islands

Authors: Valdon R. Smith and P. William Froneman


Chapter 8: Terrestrial and freshwater primary production and nutrient cycling

Authors: Valdon R. Smith


Chapter 9: Terrestrial vegetation and dynamics

Authors: Niek J.M. Gremmen and Valdon R. Smith


Chapter 10: Spatial variation in the terrestrial biotic system

Authors: Melodie A. McGeoch, Peter C. le Roux, Elizabeth A. Hugo and Mawethu J. Nyakatya


Chapter 11: Regional membership: biogeography

Authors: Steven L. Chown, David J. Marshall and Evgeny A. Pakhomov


Chapter 12: Conservation and management

Authors: Marienne S. de Villiers and John Cooper


Chapter 13: Human history

Authors: John Cooper


Chapter 14: Conclusion: change in terrestrial and marine systems

Authors: Steven L. Chown and P. William Froneman