SCAR XXIX WP19: Report on Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (EBA)
Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (EBA) is a new and ambitious programme of research under the SCAR umbrella that sets out to:
The structure of the programme is based around five major unifying key questions, drawn together as workpackages, that are addressed across the realms of terrestrial, limnetic and marine environments. In order to encourage integration of studies and findings across these realms and across the geographic spread of the Antarctic activities of contributing nations, the overall programme and workpackages have been intentionally structured so as to be jointly led by representatives widely recognized within the Antarctic marine, terrestrial and limnetic biological research communities. In doing so, the programme brings together a wide range of disciplines to tackle a series of well-focused questions. These disciplines include plate tectonics, climatology, glaciology, geophysics, oceanography, paleontology, molecular biology, taxonomy, biogeography, autecology, cellular and organism-level ecophysiology, and community ecology.