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SCAR EXCOM 2005 07: Report of the SCAR Standing Scientific Group on Life Sciences (SSG-LS)
SCAR Executive Committee Meeting
4-7 July 2005, Sofia, Bulgaria

SCAR EXCOM 2005 07: Report of the SCAR Standing Scientific Group on Life Sciences (SSG-LS)

Paper: 7
Agenda Item: 5.2
Deadline: 1 June
Person Responsible: Huiskes

Introduction

The Standing Scientific Group on Life Sciences (SSG–LS) was constituted at XXVII SCAR in 2002.

Since XXVIII SCAR the group comprises:

  • Expert Groups (EGs):

    Expert Group on Birds (EGB)
    Expert Group on Seals (EGS)
    Expert Group on Human Biology and Medicine (EGHB&M)

  • Scientific Programme Groups (SPGs):

    Evolutionary Biology of Antarctic Organisms (EVOLANTA) Antarctic Pack Ice Seals (APIS)

    Regional Sensitivity to Climate Change in Antarctic Terrestrial and Limnetic Ecosystems (RiSCC)

    Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic (EBA)

    Subglacial Antarctic Lake Enviroments (SALE, jointly sponsored with the Geosciences Standing Scientific Group)

  • Action Groups (AGs):

    Action Group on Biological Monitoring
    Action Group on the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML)

Over the past year there has been substantial activity by the SSG–LS and its associated expert groups and programmes. These activities are briefly outlined in this paper.