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PART 1 BACKGROUND
1 Introduction By Hans Meltofte, Torben R. Christensen, Bo Elberling, Mads C. Forchhammer & Morten Rasch
2 Climate and climate change with an arctic perspective By Martin Stendel, Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen & Dorthe Petersen
3 Late Quaternary geology, biology and archaeology of the Wollaston Forland region, East Greenland By Ole Bennike, Claus Andreassen,, Louis Beyens, Jens Böcher, Hanne H. Christiansen, Bent Fredskild, Ole Humlum, Bjarne Holm Jacobsen, Erik Jeppesen, David R. Klein, Mikkel Sørensen & Pieter Ledeganck
4 Adaptations, invasions, dispersal and pollination By David R. Klein, Mads C. Forchhammer, Rebekka Lundgren, Hans Henrik Bruun & Kirsten Christoffersen
5 The study area By Hans Meltofte & Morten Rasch
PART 2 PRESENT PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT AND PROCESSES
6 The present climate
By Birger Ulf Hansen, Charlotte Sigsgaard, Dorthe Petersen, Sebastian Haugaard Mernild & Morten Rasch
7 Permafrost and periglacial geomorphology By Hanne H. Christiansen, Ole Humlum, Charlotte Sigsgaard, Birger Ulf Hansen, Bent Hasholt & Morten Rasch
8 Snow distribution and melt By Birger Ulf Hansen, Jørgen Hinkler, Mikkel Tamstorf, Hanne H. Christiansen & Dorthe Petersen
9 Hydrological processes By Bent Hasholt, Dorthe Petersen, Sebastian Haugaard Mernild, Morten Rasch, Bjarne Holm Jakobsen, Charlotte Sigsgaard, Jørgen Hinkler, Birger Ulf Hansen, Bo Elberling & Søren Rysgaard
PART 3 ECOLOGICAL PROCESSES10 Soil and plant community characteristics
By Bo Elberling, Anders Michelsen, Bjarne Holm Jakobsen, Mikkel Tamstorf, Charlotte Sigsgaard, Christian Bay, Lotte Illeris, Louis Beyens, Birger Ulf Hansen & Morten Rasch
11 Inter-annual variability of plant phenology and productivity By Susanne M. König, Lotte Illeris, Anders Michelsen, Mikkel Tamstorf & Birger Ulf Hansen
12 Plant-herbivore interactions By Thomas B. Berg, Mads C. Forchhammer, Peter J. Aastrup, Toke T. Høye & David R. Klein13 Invertebrates and climate: spatio-temporal changes in phenology, dynamics and diversity
By Toke T. Høye & Mads C. Forchhammer
14 Effects of food availability, climate and predation on breeding performance of waders By Hans Meltofte, Toke T. Høye, Niels M. Schmidt, Mads C. Forchhammer, Jannik Hansen & Ditte Katrine Hendrichsen
15 Vertebrate predator-prey interactions By Niels M. Schmidt, Thomas B. Berg, Mads C. Forchhammer, Toke T. Høye, Line A. Kyhn, Hans Meltofte & Hans Pedersen
16 Lake flora and fauna in relation to ice-melt, water temperature and chemistry By Kirsten Christoffersen & Erik Jeppesen
17 Interspecific variation in population dynamical responses to climate change By Mads C. Forchhammer, Niels M. Schmidt, Toke T. Høye & Erik Jeppesen
18 Solar ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B) in Zackenberg: inter-annual variability and the impact on higher plants and microbial communities By Kristian Albert, Linda Bredahl, Paul Eriksen, Kirsten B. Håkansson, Teis N. Mikkelsen, Riikka Rinan & Helge Ro-Poulsen
19 Control of soil CO2 and CH4 production by soil temperatures, freezing and snowmelt By Bo Elberling, Claus Nordstrøm, Louise Grøndahl, Henrik Søgaard, Thomas Friborg & Torben R. Christensen
20 Spatial and inter-annual variability of trace gas fluxes in a heterogeneous landscape By Louise Grøndahl, Thomas Friborg, Torben R. Christensen, Anna Ekberg, Bo Elberling, Nanna Høegh, Lotte Illeris, Fleur Marchand, Ivan Nijs, Claus Nordstrøm, Charlotte Sigsgaard & Henrik Søgaard
PART 4 ECOSYSTEM RESPONSES
21 Zackenberg in a circumpolar context: the behaviour of selected ecosystem elements in relation to changes in large-scale climate By Mads C. Forchhammer, Torben R. Christensen, Birger Ulf Hansen, Mikkel P. Tamstorf, Jørgen Hinkler, Niels M. Schmidt & Toke T. Høye
22 Modelling ecosystem responses to future climate: a first step Mads C. Forchhammer & Torben R. Christensen
High-Arctic Ecosystem Dynamics in a Changing Climate is based on data collected during the past 10 years by Zackenberg Ecological Research Operations (ZERO) at Zackenberg Research Station in Northeast Greenland. This volume covers the function of Arctic ecosystems based on the most comprehensive long-term data set in the world from a well-defined Arctic ecosystem. Editors offer a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of how climate variability is influencing an Arctic ecosystem and how the Arctic ecosystems have inherent feedback mechanisms interacting with climate variability or change.
- The latest research on the functioning of Arctic ecosystems
- Supplements current books on arctic climate impact assessment as a case study for ecological specialists
- Discusses the complex perpetuating effects on Earth
- Vital information on modeling ecosystem responses to understand future climates
Ecologists, environmentalists, terrestrial ecologists
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- © Academic Press 2008
- 15th May 2008
- Academic Press
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National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Arctic Environment, Denmark
GeoBiosphere Science Centre, Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis, Lund University, Sweden
National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Arctic Environment, University of Aarhus, Roskilde, Denmark
National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Arctic Environment, Centre for Integrated Population Ecology, University of Aarhus, Roskilde, Denmark
Danish Polar Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
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