By John E. Hobbie, George W. Kling
During this version of the longer term Ecological learn community sequence, editors John Hobbie and George Kling and fifty eight co-authors synthesize the findings from the NSF-funded Arctic LTER undertaking dependent at Toolik Lake, Alaska, a domain that has been energetic because the mid-1970s. The ebook offers examine at the center problems with climate-change technological know-how within the treeless arctic quarter of Alaska. As an entire, it examines either terrestrial and freshwater-aquatic ecosystems, and their 3 general habitats: tundra, streams, and lakes.
The publication presents a heritage of the Toolik Lake LTER website, and discusses its current situation and destiny outlook. It gains contributions from most sensible scientists from many fields, making a multidisciplinary survey of the Alaskan arctic atmosphere. bankruptcy issues comprise glacial historical past, climatology, land-water interactions, mercury present in the Alaskan arctic, and the reaction of those habitats to environmental switch. the ultimate bankruptcy predicts the implications that arctic Alaska faces as a result of international warming and weather switch, and discusses the longer term ecology of the LTER web site within the sector.
Alaska's altering Arctic is the definitive medical survey of the previous, current, and way forward for the ecology of the Alaskan arctic.
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