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Arctic alpine ecosystems and people in a changing environment

Author: Jon Børre Ørbæk
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The European Arctic and Alpine regions are experiencing large environmental changes. These changes may have socio-economic effects if the changes affect the bioproduction, which form the basis for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Børre Ørbæk
ISBN: 9783540485124 3540485120
OCLC Number: 77482304
Notes: Based on papers presented at the International Conference on "Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment" held Feb. 2003 in Tromsø, Norway.
Description: xxviii, 433 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Integrated aspects of environmental change : climate change, UV radiation and long range transport of pollutants / J. B. Orbaek, R. Kallenborn, I. Tombre, E. N. Hegseth, S. Falk-Petersen and A. H. Hoel --
2. An environment at risk : Arctic indigenous peoples, local livelihoods and climate change / Mark Nuttall --
3. Climate variation in the European sector of the Arctic : observations and scenarios / Inger Hanssen-Bauer --
4. Impact of climate change on Arctic and alpine lakes : effects on phenology and community dynamics / R. Primicerio, G. Rossetti, P.-A. Amundsen and A. Klemetsen --
5. Changes in growing season in Fennoscandia 1982-1999 / Kjell Arild Hogda, Stein Rune Karlsen and Hans Tommervik --
6. Northern climates and woody plant distribution / R. M. M. Crawford and C. E. Jeffree --
7. Topographic complexity and terrestrial biotic response to high-latitude climate change : variance is as important as the mean / W. Scott Armbruster, David A. Rae and Mary E. Edwards --
8. The flow of Atlantic water to the Nordic seas and Arctic Ocean / Tore Furevik, Cecilie Mauritzen and Randi Ingvaldsen --
9. Climate variability and possible effects on Arctic food chains : the role of Calanus / Stig Falk-Petersen, Vladimir Pavlov, Sergey Timofeev and John R. Sargent --
10. Adjustment to reality : social responses to climate changes in Greenland / Rasmus Ole Rasmussen --
11. Factors, trends and scenarios of UV radiation in arctic-alpine environments / Mario Blumthaler --
12. Effects of enhanced UV-B radiation and epidermal UV screening in arctic and alpine plants / Line Nybakken and Wolfgang Bilger --
13. Effects of UV radiation in Arctic and alpine freshwater ecosystems / Dag O. Hessen --
14. Climate control of biological UV exposure in polar and alpine aquatic ecosystems / Warwick F. Vincent, Milla Rautio and Reinhard Pienitz --
15. Effects of UV radiation on seaweeds / Dieter Hanelt, C. Wiencke and K. Bischof --
16. Climate and ozone change effects on UV radiation and health risks / Harry Slaper, Peter den Outer and Gert Kelfkens --
17. Contaminants, global change and cold regions / R. W. Macdonald --
18. Modelling of long-range transport of contaminants from potential sources in the Arctic Ocean by water and sea ice / Vladimir Pavlov --
19. Long-term atmospheric contaminant monitoring for the elucidation of airborne transport processes into polar regions / Roland Kallenborn and Torunn Berg --
20. Levels and effects of persistent organic pollutants in arctic animals / Geir Wing Gabrielsen --
21. Arctic health problems and environmental challenges in Greenland / Gert Mulvad, Henning Sloth Petersen and Jorn Olsen.
Responsibility: Jon Boerre Oerbaek [and others], editors.
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