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Proceedings of the colloquium on conservation problems in Antarctica : held on 10-12 September, 1971, Balcksburg, Virgina

Author: Bruce C Parker; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Publisher: [Blacksburg, Va.] : [Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University], [1972]
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Colloquium on Conservation Problems in Antarctica (1971 : Blacksburg, Va.).
Proceedings of the colloquium on conservation problems in Antarctica.
[Blacksburg, Va. : Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1972]
(OCoLC)647059959
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce C Parker; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
OCLC Number: 839386
Notes: "Dedicated to the centennial year of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1872-1972."
Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs; grant no. GV-29982.
"Errata" slip inserted.
Description: viii, 356 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Antarctica conservation: prospects and retrospects. --
Why preserve the Antarctic? --
Trace substances in the Antarctic atmosphere. --
Limiting the contamination of virgin surfaces of firn by engine exhausts from nearby traverses and overflights. --
Concentrations of heavy metals in some Antarctic and North American sea birds. --
Chlorinated hydrocarbons in Antarctic birds. --
Toward an understanding of community resilience and the potential effects of enrichments to the benthos at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. --
Radioactive contamination in the Antarctic. --
Ecological constraints by stresses. --
Understanding the Antarctic marine ecosystem: a prerequisite for its conservation. --
Conservation of freshwater habitats on the Antarctic Peninsula. The need for conservation of freshwater environments. --
The occurence of aquatic fungi in Victoria Land and Ross Island. --
Preserving the scientific value of cold desert ecosystems: past and present practices and a rationale for the future. --
Need for the conservation of terrestrial vegetation in the subantarctic. --
Sanitation and waste disposal in Antarctica. --
A proposal for the construction of a model Antarctic base. Pollution in Antarctica: I. The island stations with remarks on some emerging psycho-ecological viewpoints. --
Pollution and conservation of the Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem. --
Work group summaries.
Other Titles: Conservation problems in Antarctica
Responsibility: editor, Bruce C. Parker.

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