Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research

Long-term Environmental Change in Arctic and Antarctic Lakes

Editors: Pienitz, Reinhard, Douglas, Marianne S.V., Smol, John P. (Eds.)

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Concerns about the effects of global climate change have focused attention on the vulnerability of circumpolar regions. Long-term historical data are needed to better understand the magnitude and direction of environmental change related to both natural and anthropogenic causes, as well as to assess patterns of natural variability. The paucity of instrumental data requires that proxy methods be used. The abundance of lakes throughout the Arctic and Antarctic makes paleolimnological approaches especially powerful tools to assist interpretations of environmental change.

This book provides a synthesis of the broad spectrum of techniques available for generating long-term environmental records from circumpolar lakes. It also provides overviews of the geographic extent of paleolimnological work completed thus far in these regions. It explores the diverse ways in which paleolimnology is used to address the pressing and emerging environmental issues of high-latitude regions. By providing both an introduction and in-depth reviews, this volume is of interest to students and advanced researchers alike who are studying earth, atmospheric and environmental sciences.

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"It is a detailed synthesis of rigorous palaeoenvironmental research in polar regions, and an overview showing the potential and limits of the different geological archives that can be examined to understand past and future climatic trends. … this book provides an excellent reference for palaeolimnologists, and I highly recommend it as a ‘must-have’ book for anyone interested in the climate change debate." Massimo Gasparon, Environmental Geology, Vol. 50 (3), 2006

 

"This book provides a synthesis of the broad spectrum of techniques available for generating long-term environmental records from circumpolar lakes, in addition to providing overviews of the geographic extent of paleolimnological work completed thus far in these regions. It explores the diverse ways in which paleolimnology is used to address the pressing and emerging environmental issues of high-latitude regions" SIL News 50: June 2007


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Paleolimnological research in polar regions: An introduction

    Pienitz, Reinhard (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Geochronology of high latitude lake sediments

    Wolfe, Alexander P. (et al.)

    Pages 19-52

  • Physical and chemical properties and proxies of high latitude lake sediments

    Lamoureux, Scott F. (et al.)

    Pages 53-87

  • Palynology of North American arctic lakes

    Gajewski, Konrad (et al.)

    Pages 89-116

  • Algal indicators of environmental change in arctic and antarctic lakes and ponds

    Pienitz, Reinhard (et al.)

    Pages 117-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Long-term Environmental Change in Arctic and Antarctic Lakes
Editors
  • Reinhard Pienitz
  • Marianne S.V. Douglas
  • John P. Smol
Series Title
Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2126-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-2126-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2125-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6595-7
Series ISSN
1571-5299
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
30
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