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ISBN-13: 9781461274681
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Series: Ecological Studies , #124
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
Pages: 493
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Challenges for the Future: Arctic and Alpine Ecosystems in a Changing World.- Section 1. Context for Global Change.- 1. Recent Climate Patterns in the Arctic.- 2. Quaternary Environmental Changes and Ecosystems of the European Arctic.- 3. The Impact of Hydrologic Perturbations on Arctic Ecosystems Induced by Climate Change.- 4. Global and Regional Patterns of Climate Change: Recent Predictions for the Arctic.- Section 2. Effects of Anticipated Global Change on Organisms and Populations.- 5. Photosynthesis and Respiration in Mosses and Lichens.- 6. Impacts of Climate Change on Demographic Processes and Population Dynamics in Arctic Plants.- 7. Phenology and Reproductive Success in Arctic Plants: Susceptibility to Climate Change.- 8. A Kinetic Approach to Microbial Ecology in Arctic and Boreal Ecosystems in Relation to Global Change.- 9. Responses of Caribou and Reindeer to Global Warming.- 10. Impacts of Global Change on Arctic-Breeding Bird Populations and Migration.- Section 3. Effects of Anticipated Global Change on Ecosystem Structure and Ecological Complexity.- 11. Impacts of Global Change on Composition of Arctic Communities: Implications for Ecosystem Functioning.- 12. Effect of Climate Change on Biodiversity of Arctic Plants.- 13. Climate Change and Future Position of Arctic Tree Line.- 14. The Role of Northern Ecosystems in the Global Methane Budget.- 15. The Responses of Vegetation to Past and Future Climate Changes.- 16. Modeling the Possible Impact of Climate Change on Broad-Scale Vegetation Structure: Examples from Northern Europe.- 17. Past, Present, and Future Potential Sources Contributing to Artificial Radionuclides in the Arctic Region.- Section 4. Effects of Anticipated Global Change on Ecosystem Function and Feedbacks to the Atmosphere.- 18. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Nutrient Cycling, Decomposition, and Productivity in Arctic Ecosystems.- 19. Buffering of Arctic Plant Responses in a Changing Climate.- 20. Climate Change in Northern Latitudes: Alterations in Ecosystem Structure and Function and Effects on Carbon Sequestration.- 21. Phenomenological Models of the Primary Productivity of Zonal Arctic Ecosystems.- 22. Analysis of CO2, Temperature, and Moisture Effects on Carbon Storage in Alaskan Arctic Tundra Using a General Ecosystem Model.- 23. Century Trends in the Volume Balance of Boreal Forests: Implications for Global CO2 Balance.- Section 5. Relationships Between Ecosystem Change and Land Use.- 24. Aboriginal Participation in Global Change Research in Northwest Territories of Canada.

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