© 2018

Global Warming and Human - Nature Dimension in Northern Eurasia

  • Tetsuya Hiyama
  • Hiroki Takakura
  • Provides a detailed analysis of global warming and human/nature dynamics in Eastern Eurasia

  • Introduces a multi-faceted approach based on scientific findings in hydrology, ecology, anthropology, politics, and civil engineering

  • Presents several adaptation strategies based on local perceptions of global warming and related river flooding in Siberia and Finland


Part of the Global Environmental Studies book series (GENVST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Toru Sakai, Hiroki Takakura, Makoto Okumura, Sigemi Hatta, Yasuhiro Yosikawa, Tetsuya Hiyama et al.
    Pages 53-69
  3. Manabu Watanabe, Hiroki Takakura, Chinatsu Yonezawa, Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, Masanobu Shimada
    Pages 71-85
  4. Yasuhiro Yoshikawa, Hiroki Takakura, Manabu Watanabe, Tetsuya Hiyama, Toru Sakai
    Pages 87-99
  5. Monica Tennberg, Terhi Vuojala-Magga, Joonas Vola, Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen, Minna Turunen
    Pages 207-221
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 223-224

About this book


This book describes the current environmental changes due to global warming in northern Eurasia, especially focusing on eastern Siberia. Spring flooding, ice-jam movements, and monitoring using remote sensing are included. Additionally, current reindeer herding of indigenous peoples in Siberia and related environmental changes such as waterlogging, rising temperatures, and vegetation changes are addressed. As a summary, the book also introduces readers to adaptation strategies at several governmental levels.

The book primarily focuses on 1) introducing readers to global warming and human-nature dynamics in Siberia, with special emphasis on humidification of the region in the mid-2000s, and 2) describing social adaptation to the changing terrestrial ecosystem, with an emphasis on water environments. Adaptation strategies based on vulnerability assessments of environmental changes in northern Eurasia are crucial topics for intergovernmental organizations, such as the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Thus, the book offers a valuable resource not only for environmental researchers but also for several stakeholders regarding global environmental change.


Ice-jam floods Reindeer herding Environmental changes Migration and adaptation strategies Water regime in Siberia Spring flooding

Editors and affiliations

  • Tetsuya Hiyama
    • 1
  • Hiroki Takakura
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Space-Earth Environmental ResearchNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Center for Northeast Asian StudiesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

About the editors


Prof. Dr. Tetsuya Hiyama, Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University, Japan

Prof. Dr. Hiroki Takakura, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, Japan

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