Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes by John E. HobbieAlaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes by John E. Hobbie

Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and Lakes

EditorJohn E. Hobbie, George W. Kling

Hardcover | January 28, 2014

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In this edition of the Long Term Ecological Research Network series, editors John Hobbie and George Kling and 58 co-authors synthesize the findings from the NSF-funded Arctic LTER project based at Toolik Lake, Alaska, a site that has been active since the mid-1970s. The book presents researchon the core issues of climate-change science in the treeless arctic region of Alaska. As a whole, it examines both terrestrial and freshwater-aquatic ecosystems, and their three typical habitats: tundra, streams, and lakes.The book provides a history of the Toolik Lake LTER site, and discusses its present condition and future outlook. It features contributions from top scientists from many fields, creating a multidisciplinary survey of the Alaskan arctic ecosystem. Chapter topics include glacial history, climatology,land-water interactions, mercury found in the Alaskan arctic, and the response of these habitats to environmental change. The final chapter predicts the consequences that arctic Alaska faces due to global warming and climate change, and discusses the future ecology of the LTER site in the region. Alaska's Changing Arctic is the definitive scientific survey of the past, present, and future of the ecology of the Alaskan arctic.
John E. Hobbie is the retired Director of The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory. He is the former Lead Principal Investigator of the Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project. George W. Kling is the Robert G. Wetzel Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michig...
Title:Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and LakesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199860408

ISBN - 13:9780199860401

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Table of Contents

PrefaceContributors1. Introduction2. Climate and Hydrometeorology of the Toolik Lake Region and the Kuparuk River Basin: Past3. Glacial History and Long-Term Ecology in the Toolik Lake Region4. Late-Quaternary Environmental and Ecological History of the Arctic Foothills, Northern Alaska5. Terrestrial Ecosystems at Toolik Lake, Alaska6. Land-Water Interactions7. Ecology of the Streams of the Toolik Region8. The Response of Lakes near the Arctic-LTER to Environmental Change9. Mercury in the Alaskan Arctic10. Ecological Consequences of Present and Future Change in Arctic Alaska