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Chapter Seven - Life in the extreme environments of our planet under pressure

from Part III - Life in extreme environments and the responses to change: the example of polar environments


In 2007, a report from the European Science Foundation on Investigating Life in Extreme Environments defined extreme environments as ‘having one or more environmental parameters showing values permanently close to lower or upper limits known for life in its various forms’ (CAREX, 2011).

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