International Polar Yearbooks

Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions

Editors: Hovelsrud, Grete K., Smit, Barry (Eds.)

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  • Documents and assesses the nature of vulnerability in communities across the entire Arctic
  • Features an interdisciplinary research approach
  • Demonstrates the importance of a shared analytical framework for comparing results across case studies
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Arctic communities are experiencing global, societal and economic pressures coupled with additional environmental changes. The comparison of local and indigenous observations with instrumental records clearly illustrates how Arctic communities, both now and in the past, have adapted to a variety of changes and risks affecting their livelihoods. Projections of future climate change indicate a further reduction in sea ice extent and stability, change to the frequency and intensity of weather events and seasonal transition, alteration in the abundance and distribution of fish and terrestrial biodiversity, and lessening permafrost stability. All these factors will affect Arctic resident's livelihoods and wellbeing. Under the auspices of the International Polar Year 2007-2008 (IPY), the CAVIAR consortium was formed with partners from all eight Arctic countries as a response to the need for systematic assessment of community vulnerabilities and adaptations across the Arctic. The aim of the interdisciplinary CAVIAR project is to increase understanding of the vulnerability of Arctic communities to changing societal and environmental conditions, including climate change. Presented in this volume are the results and accomplishments drawn from the partnership with local collaborators from fifteen Arctic communities. In each of the case studies researchers have documented the conditions and forces that exacerbate or diminish vulnerabilities in each of the case studies, identified previous and current adaptation strategies, and assess the prospects for the development of effective adaptive strategies and policies in the future.

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“This book aims to present a human approach to understanding the vulnerabilities and adaptive capacities of communities, particularly those in the Arctic, that are experiencing rapid socio-economic and environmental changes. … I recommend this book particularly for Arctic researchers … . The book is also recommended for students in the social sciences, who can increase their understanding of the vulnerability of Arctic communities and apply the framework and knowledge developed by the multidisciplinary team in their studies and future careers.”­­­ (Arctic, December, 2011)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction to the CAVIAR Project and Framework

    Pages 1-22

    Smit, Barry (et al.)

  • Adaptation in Fisheries and Municipalities: Three Communities in Northern Norway

    Pages 23-62

    Hovelsrud, Grete K. (et al.)

  • Vulnerability and Adaptation in Two Communities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region

    Pages 63-81

    Andrachuk, Mark (et al.)

  • Climate Change, Vulnerability and Adaptation Among Nenets Reindeer Herders

    Pages 83-105

    Bulgakova, Tatiana

  • Vulnerability of Community Infrastructure to Climate Change in Nunavut: A Case Study From Arctic Bay

    Pages 107-130

    Ford, James D. (et al.)

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Hardcover 187,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in Arctic Regions
Editors
  • Grete K. Hovelsrud
  • Barry Smit
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9174-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9174-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9173-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9830-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 353
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