Antarctic Futures

Human Engagement with the Antarctic Environment

Editors: Tin, T., Liggett, D., Maher, P.T., Lamers, M. (Eds.)

  • Explores the views of leading researchers on the needs and challenges of Antarctic environmental governance, both now and in 50 years’ time
  • Investigates the impacts of human activities on Antarctic ecosystems and species
  • Integrates natural and social science approaches to examine existing and alternative environmental management and monitoring practices
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At the beginning of the 21st century, Antarctica is poised at the edge of a warmer and busier world. Leading Antarctic researchers examine the needs and challenges of Antarctic environmental management today and tomorrow. Through: (i) investigating the impacts of human activities on specific ecosystems and species, (ii) examining existing environmental management and monitoring practices in place in various regions and (iii) interrogating stakeholders, they address the following questions: What future will Business-As-Usual bring to the Antarctic environment? Will a Business-As-Usual future be compatible with the objectives set out under the Antarctic Treaty, especially its Protocol on Environmental Protection? What actions are necessary to bring about alternative futures for the next 50 years? This volume is an outcome of the International Polar Year (2007-2009) Oslo Science Conference (8-12, June, 2010).

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“Antarctic Futures, based on a session held during the Oslo Science Conference (Norway) in 2010, focuses on the impact of human activities and regional environmental change in the polar regions … . Broad and thoughtful in its approach, this work is a noteworthy addition to the expanding canon of analyses of the human impact on and the future of Antarctica. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (H. Doss, Choice, Vol. 51 (11), August, 2014)

“Antarctic futures is a timely assessment on good authority which mostly succeeds in integrating the natural and social sciences in order to examine existing and alternative environmental practices. … place Antarctic futures on the compulsory reading lists of all Antarctic scholars and their students – the future leaders in polar science and environmental management. This recommendation also extends to other actors and sectors.” (Frigga Kruse, Polar Record, July, 2014)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Setting the Scene: Human Activities, Environmental Impacts and Governance Arrangements in Antarctica

    Tin, Tina (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Human Impacts to Antarctic Wildlife: Predictions and Speculations for 2060

    Woehler, Eric J. (et al.)

    Pages 27-60

  • Antarctic Marine Living Resources: ‘The Future is not What it Used to be’

    Miller, Denzil G. M.

    Pages 61-95

  • Present and Future Conservation Management of Antarctic Baleen Whales

    Leaper, Rebecca (et al.)

    Pages 97-112

  • Global Movement and Homogenisation of Biota: Challenges to the Environmental Management of Antarctica?

    Hughes, Kevin A. (et al.)

    Pages 113-137

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antarctic Futures
Book Subtitle
Human Engagement with the Antarctic Environment
Editors
  • Tina Tin
  • Daniela Liggett
  • Patrick T Maher
  • Machiel Lamers
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6582-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6582-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6581-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0179-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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