Ecological Studies

Landscape Function and Disturbance in Arctic Tundra

Editors: Reynolds, James F., Tenhunen, John D. (Eds.)

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The discovery of large petroleum reserves in northern Alaska prompted the US National Research Council to recommend priorities for ecological research on disturbance effects in the Arctic. Subsequently, this led to the implementation of a field study by the Department of Energy, based in a small watershed on the North Slope of Alaska. This volume describes results by a research team charged with seeking answers to a number of questions related to disturbance in tundra regions: Will short-term disturbances have long-term ecological consequences? Will localized effects be transferred to adjacent systems, e.g., from terrestrial to aquatic? Is it possible to extrapolate understanding of impacts from one landscape to another? The results reported in this volume are an important contribution towards the goal of implementing ecosystem-based management in arctic tundra landscapes.

Landscape Function and Disturbance in Arctic Tundra covers a broad array of topics, from ecosystem physiology to landscape modeling. It is an important resource for researchers and students interested in arctic ecology, as well as for environmental managers concerned with practical issues of disturbance.

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"..a very important contribution to arctic ecology...The book will soon be a classic and is indispensable for everyone interested in the ecology of the Arctic tundra." Entomologia Generalis

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Ecosystem Response, Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery in Arctic Landscapes: Introduction

    Pages 3-18

    Reynolds, J. F. (et al.)

  • Integrated Ecosystem Research in Northern Alaska, 1947–1994

    Pages 19-33

    Shaver, G. R.

  • Disturbance and Recovery of Arctic Alaskan Vegetation

    Pages 35-71

    Walker, D. A.

  • Terrain and Vegetation of the Imnavait Creek Watershed

    Pages 73-108

    Walker, D. A. (et al.)

  • Vegetation Structure and Aboveground Carbon and Nutrient Pools in the Imnavait Creek Watershed

    Pages 109-128

    Hahn, S. C. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscape Function and Disturbance in Arctic Tundra
Editors
  • James F. Reynolds
  • John D. Tenhunen
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
120
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-01145-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-01145-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-01147-8
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 440
Topics