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dc.contributor.authorFountain, Andrew G.
dc.contributor.authorSaba, Grace
dc.contributor.authorAdams, Byron
dc.contributor.authorDoran, Peter
dc.contributor.authorFraser, William
dc.contributor.authorGooseff, Michael
dc.contributor.authorObryk, Maciej
dc.contributor.authorPriscu, John C.
dc.contributor.authorStammerjohn, Sharon
dc.contributor.authorVirginia, Ross A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-12T19:20:00Z
dc.date.available2017-05-12T19:20:00Z
dc.date.issued2016-10
dc.identifier.citationFountain, Andrew G, Grace Saba, Byron Adams, Peter Doran, William Fraser, Michael Gooseff, Maciej Obryk, John C Priscu, Sharon Stammerjohn, and Ross A Virginia. "The Impact of a Large-Scale Climate Event on Antarctic Ecosystem Processes." Bioscience 66, no. 10 (October 2016): 848-863. DOI:https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biw110.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0006-3568
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/12839
dc.description.abstractExtreme climate and weather events, such as a drought, hurricanes, or ice storms, can strongly imprint ecosystem processing and may alter ecosystem structure. Ecosystems in extreme environments are particularly vulnerable because of their adaptation to severe limitations in energy, water, or nutrients. The vulnerability can be expressed as a relatively long-lasting ecosystem response to a small or brief change in environmental conditions. Such an event occurred in Antarctica and affected two vastly different ecosystems: a marine-dominated coastal system and a terrestrial polar desert. Both sites experienced winds that warmed air temperatures above the 0 degrees C threshold, resulting in extensive snow and ice melt and triggering a series of cascading effects through the ecosystems that are continuing to play out more than a decade later. This highlights the sensitivity of Antarctic ecosystems to warming events, which should occur more frequently in the future with global climate warming.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (OPP 0096250, ANT-0423595, OPP-0130525, OPP-9632763, ANT-0823101)en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Bioscience followng peer review. The version of record Fountain, Andrew G, Grace Saba, Byron Adams, Peter Doran, William Fraser, Michael Gooseff, Maciej Obryk, John C Priscu, Sharon Stammerjohn, and Ross A Virginia. "The Impact of a Large-Scale Climate Event on Antarctic Ecosystem Processes." Bioscience 66, no. 10 (October 2016): 848-863. DOI:https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biw110. is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/biosci/biw110en_US
dc.titleThe Impact of a Large-Scale Climate Event on Antarctic Ecosystem Processesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
mus.citation.extentfirstpage848en_US
mus.citation.extentlastpage863en_US
mus.citation.issue10en_US
mus.citation.journaltitleBioscienceen_US
mus.citation.volume66en_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.identifier.doi10.1093/biosci/biw110en_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.departmentLand Resources & Environmental Sciences.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US
mus.data.thumbpage3en_US


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