|Global Change tipping points: Above- and below-ground biotic interactions in a low diversity ecosystem
|Year of Publication
|Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences
|Type of Article
Low diversity ecosystems are expected to be more vulnerable to global changes although they have received less attention than high diversity ecosystems. Addressing the present state of the Antarctic Dry Valley region by focusing on the potential global changes that may alter the coupling of above- and below-ground species and ecosystem processes is a realistic and critical need that has value beyond the Antarctic community. Presented here are suggested implications of global change on the Dry Valley terrestrial systems and how these effects might be manifested in the future.