2007

Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment

ISBN: 978-3-540-48512-4 (Print) 978-3-540-48514-8 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii

  2. Arctic-Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment — Introduction

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      Integrated aspects of environmental change: Climate change, UV radiation and long range transport of pollutants

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      Pages 19-35

      An environment at risk: Arctic indigenous peoples, local livelihoods and climate change

  3. Climate change and ecosystem response

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      Pages 37-37

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      Pages 39-50

      Climate variation in the European sector of the Arctic: Observations and scenarios

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      Pages 51-69

      Impact of climate change on arctic and alpine lakes: Effects on phenology and community dynamics

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      Pages 71-84

      Changes in growing season in Fennoscandia 1982–1999

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      Pages 85-104

      Northern climates and woody plant distribution

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      Pages 105-121

      Topographic complexity and terrestrial biotic response to high-latitude climate change: Variance is as important as the mean

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      Pages 123-146

      The flow of Atlantic water to the Nordic Seas and Arctic Ocean

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      Pages 147-166

      Climate variability and possible effects on arctic food chains: The role of Calanus

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      Pages 167-178

      Adjustment to reality: Social responses to climate changes in Greenland

  4. UV radiation and biological effects

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      Pages 179-179

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      Pages 181-193

      Factors, trends and scenarios of UV radiation in arctic-alpine environments

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      Pages 195-209

      Effects of enhanced UV-B radiation and epidermal UV screening in arctic and alpine plants

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      Pages 211-225

      Effects of UV radiation in arctic and alpine freshwater ecosystems

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      Pages 227-249

      Climate control of biological UV exposure in polar and alpine aquatic ecosystems

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      Pages 251-277

      Effects of UV radiation on seaweeds

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      Pages 279-301

      Climate and ozone change effects on UV-radiation and health risks

  5. Long range pollutants transport and ecological impacts

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      Pages 303-303

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      Pages 305-327

      Contaminants, global change and cold regions

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      Pages 329-350

      Modeling of long-range transport of contaminants from potential sources in the Arctic Ocean by water and sea ice

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      Pages 351-376

      Long-term atmospheric contaminant monitoring for the elucidation of airborne transport processes into polar regions

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      Pages 377-412

      Levels and effects of persistent organic pollutants in arctic animals

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 429-434

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