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SCAR EXCOM 2011 WP15: Report on the PPG State of the Antarctic Ecosystem (AntECO)
Title: AntEco: State of the Antarctic Ecosystem
Authors: D. Cowan, J. Strugnell, B. Danis, M. Hindell, K. Conlan
Introduction/ Background: Important Issues or Factors: The PPG has been subdivided into four groups concerned with (1) Biodiversity, contemporary biogeography, colonization (leader Don Cowan); (2) Palaeo reconstruction and evolution (leader Jan Strugnell); (3) Conservation and management, including invasions, interaction with CEP, SCATS, etc. (leader Mark Hindell); (4) Data management (leader Bruno Danis). Groups 1 and 2 have developed and circulated drafts and are now building in detail. Cross linkages with PACE and SERCE are also being developed. A workshop is planned for Nov. 2011 with Feb. 2011 planned for presentation to and discussion with PACE and SERCE PPGs.
Recommendations/Actions and Justification: EXCOM are asked to note progress.
Expected Benefits/Outcomes: A new, high profile and highly relevant SRP.
Partners: Other SRPs, CoML, ANTABIF, MarBIN, SOOS etc.
Budget Implications: no additional funds requested at this stage