Antarctic Futures: Human Engagement with the Antarctic Environment

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At the beginning of the 21st century, Antarctica is poised at the edge of a warmer and busier world. Leading Antarctic researchers examine the needs and challenges of Antarctic environmental management today and tomorrow. Through: (i) investigating the impacts of human activities on specific ecosystems and species, (ii) examining existing environmental management and monitoring practices in place in various regions and (iii) interrogating stakeholders, they address the following questions: What future will ...
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Overview

At the beginning of the 21st century, Antarctica is poised at the edge of a warmer and busier world. Leading Antarctic researchers examine the needs and challenges of Antarctic environmental management today and tomorrow. Through: (i) investigating the impacts of human activities on specific ecosystems and species, (ii) examining existing environmental management and monitoring practices in place in various regions and (iii) interrogating stakeholders, they address the following questions: What future will Business-As-Usual bring to the Antarctic environment? Will a Business-As-Usual future be compatible with the objectives set out under the Antarctic Treaty, especially its Protocol on Environmental Protection? What actions are necessary to bring about alternative futures for the next 50 years? This volume is an outcome of the International Polar Year (2007-2009) Oslo Science Conference (8-12, June, 2010).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789400765818
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Edition description: 2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Setting the scene: Human activities, environmental impacts and governance arrangements in Antarctica

Tina Tin, Machiel Lamers, Daniela Liggett, Patrick T. Maher, Kevin Hughes

Part I: Species and Ecosystems

Chapter 2: Human Impacts on Antarctic Wildlife: predictions and speculations for 2060

Eric Woehler, David Ainley, Julia Jabour

Chapter 3: Antarctic Marine Living Resources – “The future is not what it used to be”

Denzil Miller

Chapter 4: Present and future conservation management of Antarctic baleen whales

Rebecca Leaper, Simon Childerhouse

Chapter 5: Global movement and homogenisation of biota: challenges to the environmental management of Antarctica?

Kevin Hughes, Pete Convey, Ad Huiskes

Chapter 6: The Effects of Human Trampling on Maritime Antarctica Soils

Pablo Tejedo, Luis Pertierra, Javier Benayas

Part I Summary

Part II: Regional Case Studies

Chapter 7: Environmental Situation and Management Challenges for the Fildes Peninsula Region

Christina Braun, Fritz Hertel, Osama Mustafa, Anja Nordt, Simone Pfeiffer, Hans-UlrichPeter

Chapter 8: Historical developments, drivers of change and future scenarios for human activities in Deception Island

Luis Pertierra, Pablo Tejedo, Javier Benayas

Chapter 9: Long Term Monitoring of Human impacts to the Terrestrial Environment at McMurdo Station

Andrew G. Klein, Stephen T. Sweet, Mahlon C. Kennicutt II, Terry L. Wade, Terry A. Palmer, Paul Montagna

Part II Summary

Part III: Actors and Sectors

Chapter 10: Valuing Antarctica: Emerging Views from International Studies

Erin Neufeld, Jessica O'Reilly, Rupert Summerson, Tina Tin

Chapter 11: Strategic thinking and the Antarctic wilderness: Contrasting alternative futures

Ricardo Roura, Tina Tin

Chapter 12: Strategic management and regulation of Antarctic tourism

Julia Jabour

Chapter 13: Future challenges in environmental management of National Antarctic Programs

Rodolfo Sanchez, Birgit Njaastad

Chapter 14: Strategic thinking for the Antarctic environment: the use of assessment tools in governance

Machiel Lamers, Daniela Liggett, Tina Tin

Part III Summary

Chapter 15: Conclusions: Multiple dimensions of human engagement with the Antarctic environment

Daniela Liggett, Machiel Lamers, Tina Tin, Patrick T. Maher

Index

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