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For the first time, we can measure the human footprint on Antarctica

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Brooks, S and Jabour, J, For the first time, we can measure the human footprint on Antarctica, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 05 March (2019) [Newspaper Article]


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Abstract

Most people picture Antarctica as a frozen continent of wilderness, but people have been living – and building – there for decades. Now, for the first time, we can reveal the human footprint across the entire continent. Our research, published today in the journal Nature Sustainability, found that while buildings and disturbance cover a small portion of the whole continent, it has an outsized impact on Antarctica’s ecosystem.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:footprint, Antarctica, nature sustainability
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Conservation and Biodiversity
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
UTAS Author:Brooks, S (Mr Shaun Brooks)
UTAS Author:Jabour, J (Dr Julia Jabour)
ID Code:131135
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2019-03-05
Last Modified:2019-03-05
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