Global Change and Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems

  • Walter C. Oechel
  • Terry V. Callaghan
  • Tagir G. Gilmanov
  • Jarle I. Holten
  • Barrie Maxwell
  • Ulf Molau
  • Bjartmar Sveinbjörnsson

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 124)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction Chalenges for the Future: Arctic and Alpine Ecosystems in a Changing World

  3. Context for Global Change

  4. Effects of Anticipated Global Change on Organisms and Populations

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. F. Stuart Chapin III, Sarah E. Hobbie, Gaius R. Shaver
      Pages 221-228
    3. Peter A. Scott, Claude Lavoie, Glen M. MacDonald, Bjartmar Sveinbjörnsson, Ross W. Wein
      Pages 245-265
    4. George L. Vourlitis, Walter C. Oechel
      Pages 266-289
  6. Effects of Anticipated Global Change on Ecosystem Function and Feedbacks to the Atmosphere

  7. Relationships Between Ecosystem Change and Land Use

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 485-493

About this book


Global warming is likely to have the greatest impact at high latitudes, making the Arctic an important region both for detecting global climate change and for studying its effects on terrestrial ecosystems. The chapters in this volume address current and anticipated impacts of global climate change on Arctic organisms, populations, ecosystem structure and function, biological diversity, and the atmosphere.


Scale biodiversity complexity ecology ecosystem environment forest microbial ecology moisture nutrient cycling population dynamics temperature terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter C. Oechel
    • 1
  • Terry V. Callaghan
    • 2
  • Tagir G. Gilmanov
    • 3
  • Jarle I. Holten
  • Barrie Maxwell
    • 4
  • Ulf Molau
    • 5
  • Bjartmar Sveinbjörnsson
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Global Change Research GroupSan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, Sheffield Centre for Arctic EcologyUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  3. 3.Department of Vertebrate Zoology and General EcologyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Arctic Adaptation DivisionCanadian Climate CentreDownsview, OntarioCanada
  5. 5.Department of Systematic BotanyUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden
  6. 6.Institute of BiologyUniversity of IcelandReykjavíkIceland
  7. 7.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of AlaskaAnchorageUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7468-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2240-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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