Volume 124 1997

Global Change and Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems

ISBN: 978-1-4612-7468-1 (Print) 978-1-4612-2240-8 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

  2. Introduction Chalenges for the Future: Arctic and Alpine Ecosystems in a Changing World

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      Pages 1-18

      Introduction Challenges for the Future: Arctic and Alpine Ecosystems in a Changing World

  3. Context for Global Change

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      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-46

      Recent Climate Patterns in the Arctic

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      Pages 47-62

      Quaternary Environmental Changes and Ecosystems of the European Arctic

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      Pages 63-81

      The Impact of Hydrologic Perturbations on Arctic Ecosystems Induced by Climate Change

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      Pages 82-109

      Global and Regional Patterns of Climate Change: Recent Predictions for the Arctic

  4. Effects of Anticipated Global Change on Organisms and Populations

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      Pages 111-111

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      Pages 113-128

      Photosynthesis and Respiration in Mosses and Lichens

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      Pages 129-152

      Impacts of Climate Change on Demographic Processes and Population Dynamics in Arctic Plants

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      Pages 153-170

      Phenology and Reproductive Success in Arctic Plants: Susceptibility to Climate Change

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      Pages 171-188

      A Kinetic Approach to Microbial Ecology in Arctic and Boreal Ecosystems in Relation to Global Change

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      Pages 189-200

      Responses of Caribou and Reindeer to Global Warming

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      Pages 201-217

      Impacts of Global Change on Arctic-Breeding Bird Populations and Migration

  5. Effects of Anticipated Global Change on Ecosystem Structure and Ecological Complexity

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      Pages 219-219

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      Pages 221-228

      Impacts of Global Change on Composition of Arctic Communities: Implications for Ecosystem Functioning

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      Pages 229-244

      Effect of Climate Change on Biodiversity of Arctic Plants

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      Pages 245-265

      Climate Change and Future Position of Arctic Tree Line

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      Pages 266-289

      The Role of Northern Ecosystems in the Global Methane Budget

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      Pages 290-311

      The Responses of Vegetation to Past and Future Climate Changes

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      Pages 312-329

      Modeling the Possible Impact of Climate Change on Broad-Scale Vegetation Structure: Examples from Northern Europe

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      Pages 330-345

      Past, Present, and Future Potential Sources Contributing to Artificial Radionuclides in the Arctic Region

  6. Effects of Anticipated Global Change on Ecosystem Function and Feedbacks to the Atmosphere

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      Pages 347-347

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      Pages 349-364

      Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Nutrient Cycling, Decomposition, and Productivity in Arctic Ecosystems

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      Pages 365-380

      Buffering of Arctic Plant Responses in a Changing Climate

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