Global Change and Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems

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W. C. Oechel
Springer, 1997 - Science - 493 pages
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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.

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Contents

Recent Climate Patterns in the Arctic
21
Quaternary Environmental Changes and Ecosystems
47
The Impact of Hydrologic Perturbations on Arctic
63
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