Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Who's Who - Polar Acronyms

State of the Antarctic Ecosystem
  • Biology
  • Antarctic
  • Committee / Working Group / Expert Group / Action Group
  • Scientific Programme
SCAR Scientific Research Programme Biological diversity is the sum of all organisms in a system. These organisms collectively determine how ecosystems function and underpin the life-support system of our planet. The SCAR-Biology Programme - State of the Antarctic Ecosystem (AntEco) has been designed to focus on past and present patterns of biodiversity across all environments within the Antarctic, sub-Antarctic and Southern Ocean regions. The broad objectives of the programme are to increase the scientific knowledge of biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems that, coupled with increased knowledge of species biology, can be used for the conservation and management of Antarctic ecosystems.

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APECS International Directorate
Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research
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