The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field
Development and the Biota
- Joe Truett
- Stephen Johnson
In spite of the harsh conditions that characterize the Arctic, it is a surprisingly fragile ecosystem. The exploration for oil in the Arctic over the past 30 years has had profound effects on the plants and animals that inhabit this frozen clime. The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field synthesizes decades of research on these myriad impacts. Specialists with years of field experience have contributed to this volume to create the first widely available synopsis of the ecology and wildlife biology of animals and plants living in close association with an actively producing oil field.
Faculty and graduate students interested in polar ecology; federal and state policy makers; resource users; impact analysts; engineers; research and management biologists; oil industry and environmental cosultants; university libraries; and government agencies.