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Antarctic futures : human engagement with the Antarctic environment

Author: Tina Tin; Daniela Liggett; Patrick T Maher; Machiel Lamers
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, [2014] ©2014
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This book discusses concerns for the sensitive environments and ecosystems of Antarctica and looks ahead to the state of the continent as it might be in 2060. At the beginning of the 21st century, Antarctica stands at the edge of a warmer and busier world. The editors have gathered leading researchers to examine the challenges of Antarctic environmental governance, and to address such important questions as: What  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Antarctic futures.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2014]
(OCoLC)828487710
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tina Tin; Daniela Liggett; Patrick T Maher; Machiel Lamers
ISBN: 9789400765825 9400765827
OCLC Number: 861217490
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 360 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: 1. Setting the scene: Human activities, environmental impacts and governance arrangements in Antarctica --
Part I. Species and Ecosystems --
2. Human Impacts on Antarctic Wildlife: predictions and speculations for 2060 --
3. Antarctic Marine Living Resources : "The future is not what it used to be" --
4. Present and future conservation management of Antarctic baleen whales --
5. Global movement and homogenisation of biota: challenges to the environmental management of Antarctica? --
6. The Effects of Human Trampling on Maritime Antarctica Soils --
Part I Summary --
Part II. Regional Case Studies --
7. Environmental Situation and Management Challenges for the Fildes Peninsula Region --
8. Historical developments, drivers of change and future scenarios for human activities in Deception Island --
9: Long Term Monitoring of Human impacts to the Terrestrial Environment at McMurdo Station --
Part II Summary --
Part III. Actors and Sectors --
10. Valuing Antarctica: Emerging Views from International Studies --
11. Strategic thinking and the Antarctic wilderness: Contrasting alternative futures --
12. Strategic management and regulation of Antarctic tourism --
13. Future challenges in environmental management of National Antarctic Programs --
14. Strategic thinking for the Antarctic environment: the use of assessment tools in governance --
Part III Summary --
Part IV. Conclusions --
15. Conclusions: Multiple dimensions of human engagement with the Antarctic environment.
Responsibility: Tina Tin, Daniela Liggett, Patrick T. Maher, Machiel Lamers, editors.
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Based on results of the 2010 Oslo Science Conference on the International Polar Year of 2077-2009, this book explores the broad-ranging consequences of a business-as-usual approach to the Antarctic  Read more...

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