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Frenot, Y 2007 , 'Research activities in the sub-Antarctic' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 141, no. 1 , pp. 111-114 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.141.1.111.

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Abstract

Current scientific activity in the sub-Antarctic islands is assessed in the context of past achievements and potential future issues. Brief mention is made of the scientific expeditions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A survey of international bibliographic databases revealed the dominance of research in the life sciences, reflecting the unique characteristics of sub-Antarctic ecosystems. Research and monitoring in geosciences are also important components of scientific activities in these islands. Climate change and non-native species are two issues which dominate current and probably future studies in the sub-Antarctic.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Frenot, Y
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.141.1.111
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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