We are examining biodiversity in the deep western Antarctic seas to inform climate change studies.
Antarctic ecosystems experience extreme variation in conditions between seasons and years, and are now under threat from climate change
The British Antarctic Survey’s BIOPEARL 1 and 2 expeditions recovered a huge sample set of organisms from the western Antarctic seas.
The Antarctic sample set is being used to:
This information will provide clues as to how marine communities might deal with Antarctic climate change.