Landscape Function and Disturbance in Arctic Tundra (Ecological Studies)

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Following the discovery of large petroleum reserves in northern Alaska, the US Department of Energy implemented an integrated field and modeling study to help define potential impacts of energy-related disturbances on tundra ecosystems. This volume presents the major findings from this study, ranging from ecosystem physiology and biogeochemistry to landscape models that quantify the impact of road-building. An important resource for researchers and students interested in arctic ecology, as well as for environmental managers concerned with practical issues of disturbances.

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The discovery of large petroleum reserves in northern Alaska prompted the US National Research Council to recommend priorities for ecological research on disturbance effects in the Arctic. Subsequently, this led to the implementation of a field study by the Department of Energy, based in a small watershed on the North Slope of Alaska. This volume describes results by a research team charged with seeking answers to a number of questions related to disturbance in tundra regions: Will short-term disturbances have long-term ecological consequences? Will localized effects be transferred to adjacent systems, e.g., from terrestrial to aquatic? Is it possible to extrapolate understanding of impacts from one landscape to another? The results reported in this volume are an important contribution towards the goal of implementing ecosystem-based management in arctic tundra landscapes.

Landscape Function and Disturbance in Arctic Tundra covers a broad array of topics, from ecosystem physiology to landscape modeling. It is an important resource for researchers and students interested in arctic ecology, as well as for environmental managers concerned with practical issues of disturbance.

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"..a very important contribution to arctic ecology...The book will soon be a classic and is indispensable for everyone interested in the ecology of the Arctic tundra." Entomologia Generalis

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Book Description Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Springer, 1996. First edition. XX + 437 pages. With 109 figures, 11 in color and 47 tables. Ca. 24 cm x ca. 16 cm. Hardcover. In English. ISBN 3-540-59263-6 - Ecological Studies, Vol. 120 - . the discovery of large petroleum reserves in northern Alaska prompted the US National Research Council to recommend priorities for ecological research n disturbance effects in the Arctic . the results reported in this volume are an important contribution towards the goal of implementing ecosystem-based management in arctic tundra landscapes . Landscape Function and Disturbance in Arctic Tundra covers a broad array of topics, from ecosystem physiology to landscape modeling. Nearly not rubbed or bumped. No entries, no browning, not stained, binding strong. Conditions are 1 on a scale from 1 to 6 (with 1 for the best). Photographs are available by e-mail on request. Bookseller Inventory # 3867

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