Polar Science

  • Developing a comprehensive collection of books, journals, reference works
  • Promoting high impact book series for your future publications
  • Interviews with leading scientists in Polar Science
  • Tapping into ground-breaking research

Explore high impact books, articles & reference works in Polar Science!

The polar regions are places of wonder and provide homes for many iconic species as well as providing  important food sources for a wide range of organisms.  Fast and large scale changes are affecting  Arctic communities who are experiencing societal and economic pressures as well as environmental changes.  Shrinking sea-ice and changes in climate and weather systems are having a dramatic effect on the flora and fauna of the polar regions.

As more research programmes and investigations are centred on the polar regions, Springer is launching a dedicated Polar Platform to showcase the wealth of reference work articles, books and journal publications related to the interdisciplinary field of polar science studies.  The page provides a window into Springer’s extensive publications in Polar Sciences.

Margaret Deignan, Senior Editor

Special Feature: Interviews with two leaders of the field

Read insightful opinions and suggestions from the leading experts Professors Oran R. Young and Dieter Piepenburg who have been devoted their life work to the Polar Science. 

IMG_4799 © Oran R. YoungProfessor Oran R. Young

Professor Emeritus & Co-directorProgram on Governance for Sustainable Development at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California Santa Barbara


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Dieter Piepenburg © SpringerProfessor Dieter Piepenburg

Head of "Ecosystem Functions" of Section "Functional Ecology"

Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research


Read the interview with Professor Piepenburg

Check out our book series and read popular chapters FREE

The Springer's book series in polar science provide forums for interdisciplinary discussion on variety of topics.  Browse new and popular volumes and the most read chapters in those volumes.  The chapters are freely accessible and downloadable through July 11.

Springer Polar Science 

15180 © Springer

Series Editor: James Ford 
The series aims to present a broad platform that will include state-of-the-art research, bringing together both science and humanities to facilitate an exchange of knowledge between the various polar science communities.

≫ The Interconnected Arctic — UArctic Congress 2016  (Browse eBook | Most popular chapter)

 ≫ Northern Sustainabilities: Understanding and Addressing Change in the Circumpolar World  (Browse eBook | Most popular chapter)

 ≫ Arctic Ice Shelves and Ice Islands  (Browse eBook | Most popular chapter)

 ≫ Experiencing and Protecting Sacred Natural Sites of Sámi and other Indigenous Peoples (Browse eBook | Most popular chapter)

 ≫ The Will to Drill - Mining in Arctic Communites  (Browse eBook | Most popular chapter)

Advances in Polar Ecology

10290 © Springer

Series Editor: Dieter Piepenburg 
The series' broad ecology-oriented scope encompasses environmental and biological research of both recent and past ecosystems.

≫ Biology and Ecology of Antarctic Krill   (Browse eBook | Most popular chapter)

≫ The Antarctic Silverfish: a Keystone Species in a Changing Ecosystem  (Browse eBook | Most popular chapter)

≫ The Ecosystem of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard  (to be published in December 2018)

From Pole to Pole 

7132 © Springer

Series Editors: Roland Kallenborn, Guido di Prisco, David Walton, Susan Barr
The series aims to provide sound and comprehensive documentation of environmental conditions, including anthropogenic influences on the complex and sensitive Polar bio-systems.                             

≫ Implications and Consequences of Anthropogenic Pollution in Polar Environments  (Browse eBook | Most popular chapter)              

≫ Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 2  (Browse eBook | Most popular chapter)

≫ Adaptation and Evolution in Marine Environments, Volume 1  (Browse eBook | Most popular chapter)

Featured journals and Special Issues

Enjoy reading the recent most popular articles in two polar science journals. All articles are freely accessible through July 11.

Polar Biology 

Editor-in-Chief: Dieter Piepenburg

© Springer

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Editor-in-Cheif: Henning Bauch

© Springer

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Special Issues:


Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society (ACCESS) in Ambio

Issue Editors: Jean-Claude Gascard, Anne-Sophie Crépin, Michael Karcher, Oran Young


Biology of the Ross Sea and Surrounding Areas in Antarctica in Hydrobiologia

Issue Editors: Diego Fontaneto, Stefano Schiaparelli

Reference works

© SpringerThe Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

© SpringerEncyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers

Editors: Vijay P. Singh, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya

Editorial Contact Polar Science

Margaret Deignan © SpringerMargaret Deignan

Senior Editor

Margaret.Deignan@springer.com 


Are you interested in publishing in our Polar Science program? If so, please do contact me.

I will be attending the following conferences in 2018. Do contact me to make an appointment, or stop by the Springer booth. I look forward to talking to you about your publishing ideas!


Springer Nature Grand Challenges

SN Grand Challenges © SpringerNatureSpringer’s publications in Polar Science align with Springer Nature’s wider goal of highlighting the best research that can advance our understanding of how to maintain sustainable life on the Earth through climate change research. The commitment to climate change research is part of the Springer Nature Grand Challenges programme, which aims to deliver the most rigorous research to all who are in a position to take action to solve the urgent global challenges that face us as a society. For more information about this initiative, visit our Grand Challenges portal​​​​​​​.

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