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New insights into the origins of crustaceans of Antarctic lakes


Gibson, JAE and Bayly, IAE, New insights into the origins of crustaceans of Antarctic lakes, Antarctic Science, 19, (2) pp. 157-164. ISSN 0954-1020 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0954102007000235


New evidence regarding the origins of the Crustacea of Antarctic lakes is reviewed. Palaeolimnological data indicates that the cladoceran Daphniopsis studeri has been present in Lake Reid, Larsemann Hills, for over 120 000 yr. This is the first direct evidence of a continental lacustrine refugium during the last glacial maximum. There are strong indications that the calanoid copepod Boeckella poppei maintained populations over the same period in lakes of the Amery Oasis, and the rapid post-glacial colonization by this species of newly formed lakes on the Antarctic Peninsula and Signy Island argues for a local rather than an extra-continental source. Evidence for the entry of marine-derived species into the longer term fauna of the continent is also presented. It is concluded that many of the Crustacea in Antarctic lakes are likely to have had a long association with the continent. © Antarctic Science Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Biogeography and phylogeography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
UTAS Author:Gibson, JAE (Dr John Gibson)
ID Code:49795
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:20
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2009-04-03

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