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Human Ecology & Climate Change: People & Resources in the Far North

Edited By: David L Peterson and Darryll R Johnson

337 pages, B/w photos, figs

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #62999 | ISBN: 156032404X
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Explores how global change might affect the ecosystems and cultures of the Far North during the next century. Drawing on contributions from scientists and sociologists, it covers areas including wildlife biology, global warming, meteorology and climatic modelling, and resource use and management.


Part 1 Climate and human populations - a dynamic balance: Human ecology and climate change at Northern latitudes; Potential climate change in Northern North America; Demographic and Social trends in Northern North America. Part 2 Predicting environmental change: Modelling potential impacts of climate change on northern landscapes; Climate and ecological relationships in northern latitude ecosystems; Responses of Arctic ungulates to climate change; Effects of climate change on marine mammals in the far North; Response of anadromous fish to climate change in the North Pacific. Part 3 Human populations and natural resources: Responses to climate change in Northern Alaska; Resource use in rural Alaskan communities; Warming the Arctic: environmentalism and Canadian Inuit. Part 4 Natural resources and human institutions in a dynamic environment: Global warming and conflict management: resident native peoples and protected areas; Inuit indigenous knowledge and science in the Arctic. Part 5 Essays: Conflicts in social values; Global warming; Protected areas, and the right to "Live off the Land"; Preserving environmental values in parks and protected areas. Part 6 Searching for solutions: An interdisciplinary assessment of climate change on Northern ecosystems: The Mackenzie Basin impact study.

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