Ukrainian Antarctic journal

No 10-11 (2012): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal

Soil diversity in terrestrial ecosystems of Antarctica (in the region of Russian Antarctic bases)

E. V. Abakumov
Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg
A. V. Lupachev
Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Problems in Soil Science, Moskovska obl.
  • soils,
  • soil formation,
  • Antarctic,
  • polar ecosystems


Data on soil formation in Antarctic discussed. Brief characteristics of soil diversity is given for landscapes in places of situation of Russian Antarctic stations. Main processes of soil formation described as well as conditions of this process realization.