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Symposia of the British Ecological Society

Ecology of Arctic Environments: 13th Special Symposium of the British Ecological Society

Format: Hardback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Oxford, United Kingdom
Imprint: Blackwell Science Ltd
Published: 17th Dec 2003
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm
Weight: 827g
ISBN-10: 0632042184
ISBN-13: 9780632042180
Barcode No: 9780632042180
Synopsis
Current concerns about the effects of global warming are driving research in a number of fields. Recently, there have been predictions that the Arctic will be subject to major climatic change as a result of global warming - it may be that the first ecological changes attributable to global warming will be detected in this region. With research interest and activity in arctic ecology ever increasing and new arctic regions of the former USSR now accessible, the British Ecological Society organised a Special Symposium on Arctic Ecology in 1995. This Symposium Volume contains 12 of the papers presented at the meeting - providing a synthesis of current knowledge. Beginning with a description of the physico-chemical environment and a discussion of microbial and lower plant communities, the book then goes on to examine how arctic plant communities influence ecosystem, regional and global processes in the context of climate change.

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