The deadline for submissions is February 24, 2015 at 11:59 pm.
Applicants will be notified about acceptance decisions by March 2, 2015.
The Antarctic Peninsula is currently one of the most rapidly warming regions of our
planet. With warming, glaciers are receding, ice sheets are disintegrating, and the
annual sea ice has been greatly reduced. Antarctic marine organisms ranging from phytoplankton,
to krill, to penguins, and to the largest whales are being impacted, especially those
whose ecology is depending on sea ice. Species formerly restricted to warmer regions,
are extending their geographic range and moving into the community. In addition, Antarctic
marine organisms are increasingly being subject to the negative impacts of ocean acidification
resulting from the rapid absorption of carbon dioxide by the Southern Ocean. The story
of the discovery and international mitigation of the hole in the ozone over Antarctica
offers a model for a brighter future.
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