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Main Title Frontiers in understanding climate change and polar ecosystems : report of a workshop /
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 720640005
ISBN 9780309210874; 0309210879
Subjects Climatic changes--Congresses ; Ecosystem management--Polar regions--Congresses ; Biodiversity--Climatic factors--Polar regions--Congresses ; Biotic communities--Climatic factors--Polar regions--Congresses ; Climatic changes--Environmental aspects--Congresses
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QC903.2.A68F76 2011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/31/2012
Collation x, 76 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-55).
Contents Notes
1. Introduction: Workshop themes; Plenary presentations: recent insights in polar ecosystem science -- 2. Frontier Questions In Climate Change And Polar Ecosystems: Will a rapidly shrinking cryosphere tip polar ecosystems into new states?; What are the key polar ecosystem processes that will be the "First Responders" to climate forcing?; What are the bi-directional gateways and feedbacks between the poles and the global climate system?; How is climate change altering biodiversity in Polar regions and what will be the regional and global impacts?; How will increases in human activities intensify ecosystem impacts in the Polar regions? -- 3. Methods And Technologies To Address The Frontier Questions: Emerging technologies; Sustained long-term observations; Data synthesis and management; Science-to-society interface: data dissemination and outreach -- 4. Final Thoughts -- Appendixes: A. Workshop agenda & statement of task; B. Plenary abstracts; C. Participants; D. Biographical sketches of committee members.