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Advances in Global Change Research

Environmental Change in Siberia

Earth Observation, Field Studies and Modelling

Editors: Balzter, Heiko (Ed.)

  • Highlights a multitude of processes leading to environmental change in Siberia
  • Provides a holistic view of the multiple scales at which environmental change processes operate
  • Combines an analysis of field observation, model results and satellite imagery
  • Features information previously not accessible to the global change community
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About this book

This book covers a round-up of environmental changes in Siberia with a focus on the terrestrial biosphere but also discussing climate and atmosphere and the hydrological cycle. It concludes with a discussion of information system approaches that are being developed to safeguard and make accessible spatial and temporal data for environmental studies.

Siberia is undergoing rapid transformations as a result of its climate vulnerability and the exceptionally high rate of warming it has undergone in recent decades. The information presented in this book was not easily accessible to the global change community before. Contributors include a wide range of Russian, European and North American authors from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including field ecology, satellite remote sensing and modelling.

The book investigates disturbance processes in the taiga forest with a focus on fire and logging, provides observational evidence of evergreen conifer invasion into larch dominated zones which could be a sign of climate change, and describes vegetation model predictions of shifting vegetation zones. Satellite observations of snow cover in Siberia are presented, and observed changes in river runoff described. The interactions between the hydrological cycle, the biosphere and the atmosphere are looked at from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints.

About the authors

Professor Balzter Heiko Balzter is Professor in Physical Geography and Head of the Geography Department at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. His research interests include biosphere / climate interactions and their responses to environmental change, with a focus on remote sensing and modelling approaches. From 1998 to 2006 he worked at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Monks Wood, UK, where he was leading the Section for Earth Observation for three years. Professor Balzter has contributed to many major international and interdisciplinary research projects (supported by the European Commission, European Space Agency and British funding sources), including SIBERIA, SIBERIA-2, SIBFORD, GEOLAND and GEOLAND2. His academic background is in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and he received his Dipl.-Ing. agr. degree in 1994 with a dissertation topic on methods for vegetation sampling, and his Dr. agr. in 1998 from Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany, for a thesis on vegetation modelling using Markov Chains and Cellular Automata.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Forest Disturbance Assessment Using Satellite Data of Moderate and Low Resolution

    Korets, M. A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Fire/Climate Interactions in Siberia

    Balzter, H. (et al.)

    Pages 21-36

  • Long-Term Dynamics of Mixed Fir-Aspen Forests in West Sayan (Altai-Sayan Ecoregion)

    Ismailova, D. M. (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Evidence of Evergreen Conifers Invasion into Larch Dominated Forests During Recent Decades

    Kharuk, V. I. (et al.)

    Pages 53-65

  • Potential Climate-Induced Vegetation Change in Siberia in the Twenty-First Century

    Tchebakova, N. M. (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

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eBook $259.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3235-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Change in Siberia
Book Subtitle
Earth Observation, Field Studies and Modelling
Editors
  • Heiko Balzter
Series Title
Advances in Global Change Research
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8641-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8641-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8640-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3235-3
Series ISSN
1574-0919
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 300
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