High-Arctic Ecosystem Dynamics in a Changing Climate

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Academic Press, May 16, 2008 - Science - 596 pages
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High-Arctic Ecosystem Dynamics in a Changing Climate is based on data collected during the past 10 years by Zackenberg Ecological Research Operations (ZERO) at Zackenberg Research Station in Northeast Greenland. This volume covers the function of Arctic ecosystems based on the most comprehensive long-term data set in the world from a well-defined Arctic ecosystem. Editors offer a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of how climate variability is influencing an Arctic ecosystem and how the Arctic ecosystems have inherent feedback mechanisms interacting with climate variability or change.
  • The latest research on the functioning of Arctic ecosystems
  • Supplements current books on arctic climate impact assessment as a case study for ecological specialists
  • Discusses the complex perpetuating effects on Earth
  • Vital information on modeling ecosystem responses to understand future climates
 

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Contents

Late Quaternary Environmental and Cultural Changes in the Wollaston Forland Region Northeast Greenland
45
Climate Change Influences on Species Interrelationships and Distributions in HighArctic Greenland
81
The Study Area at Zackenberg
101
PresentDay Climate at Zackenberg
111
Permafrost and Periglacial Geomorphology at Zackenberg
151
Snow and SnowCover in Central Northeast Greenland
175
Hydrology and Transport of Sediment and Solutes at Zackenberg
197
Soil and Plant CommunityCharacteristics and Dynamics at Zackenberg
223
Phenology of HighArctic Arthropods Effects of Climate on Spatial Seasonal and InterAnnual Variation
299
Effects of Food Availability Snow and Predation on Breeding Performance of Waders at Zackenberg
325
Vertebrate PredatorPrey Interactions in a Seasonal Environment
345
Lake Flora and Fauna in Relation to IceMelt Water Temperature and Chemistry at Zackenberg
371
Population Dynamical Responses to Climate Change
391
Solar UltravioletB Radiation at Zackenberg The Impact on Higher Plants and Soil Microbial Communities
421
HighArctic Soil CO2 and CH4 Production Controlled by Temperature Water Freezing and Snow
441
Zackenberg in a Circumpolar Context
499

InterAnnual Variability and Controls of Plant Phenology and Productivity at Zackenberg
249
HighArctic PlantHerbivore Interactions under Climate Influence
275

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