Human Ecology and Climate Change: People and Resources in the Far North

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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The ecosystems of the far north in North America have remained reasonably intact behind a protective wall of inhospitable climate, but now global climate changes generated in the south are threatening their integrity. From an October 1993 workshop (location not noted), 22 studies examine the impact on demography and socioeconomics of the native peoples, wildlife biology, ethnography and archaeology, resource use and management, and other dimensions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560324041
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Pt. I Climate and Human Populations - A Dynamic Balance 1
1 Human ecology and climate change at northern latitudes 3
2 Potential climate change in northern North America 15
3 Demography and socioeconomics of northern North America: Current status and impacts of climate change 31
Pt. II Predicting Environmental Change 55
4 Modeling potential impacts of climate change on northern landscapes 57
5 Climate and ecological relationships in northern latitude ecosystems 75
6 Responses of Arctic ungulates to climate change 89
7 Effects of climate change on marine mammals in the Far North 105
8 Response of anadromous fish to climate change in the North Pacific 123
Pt. III Human Populations and Natural Resources: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 137
9 Increments, ranges, and thresholds: Human population responses to climate change in northern Alaska 139
10 Resource use in rural Alaskan communities 155
11 Warming the Arctic: Environmentalism and Canadian Inuit 169
Pt. IV Natural Resources and Human Institutions in a Dynamic Environment 185
12 Global warming and conflict management: Resident native peoples and protected areas 187
13 Comanagement of natural resources: Some aspects of the Canadian experience 197
14 Common property resource management and northern protected areas 207
15 Inuit indigenous knowledge and science in the Arctic 219
16 Understanding northern environments and human populations through cooperative research: A case study in Beringia 229
17 Biology, politics, and culture in the management of subsistence hunting and fishing: An Alaskan case history 245
18 Biosphere reserves: A flexible framework for regional cooperation in an era of change 261
Pt. V Essays: Conflict in Social Values 279
19 Global warming, protected areas, and the right to live off the land 281
20 Preserving environmental values in parks and protected areas 289
Pt. VI Searching for Solutions 299
21 An interdisciplinary assessment of climate change on northern ecosystems: The Mackenzie Basin Impact Study 301
22 An action plan for an uncertain future in the Far North 317
Index 323
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