Special Issue "Invertebrate Diversity and Ecology in Antarctic Ecosystems"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Phylogeny and Evolution".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 645

Special Issue Editor

1. Section Mollusca, SNSB-Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, Münchhausenstrasse 21, 81247 Munich, Germany
2. GeoBio-Center LMU Munich, Biozentrum Ludwig Maximilians University, 81247 Munich, Germany
Interests: marine invertebrates; systematics; taxonomy; mollusca; heterobranchia; antarctic benthos; phylogenomics; phylogenetic analyses

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, advances in molecular systematics and intensive taxon sampling have provided new insights into Antarctic ecosystem diversity and functioning. The Antarctic Circumpolar Current acts as an oceanographic barrier around the Southern Ocean, leading to the characteristic environmental conditions that have shaped unique benthic ecosystems. In the warmth of the upcoming years, shifts in sea ice regime and seawater biogeochemistry are predicted to alter Antarctic benthic communities both at a compositional and functional level. This Special Issue aims to gather research pieces both at a community and species-specific level to help to solve the puzzling ecological and faunistic functioning of the Southern Ocean seafloor. This information will be beneficial to predict future changes during the Anthropocene. Manuscripts directed at the diversity and phylogeny of marine invertebrates with a large biogeographic scale are encouraged, as are those using integrative tools for understanding community structure and ecological interactions.

Dr. Juan Moles
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Southern Ocean
  • Antarctica
  • Benthic communities
  • Chemical ecology
  • Phylogeography
  • Systematics
  • Taxonomy
  • Phylogeny
  • Marine invertebrates

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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