The Resource Frontiers in understanding climate change and polar ecosystems : report of a workshop, Committee for the Workshop on Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems, Polar Research Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Frontiers in understanding climate change and polar ecosystems : report of a workshop, Committee for the Workshop on Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems, Polar Research Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Frontiers in understanding climate change and polar ecosystems : report of a workshop
Title
Frontiers in understanding climate change and polar ecosystems
Title remainder
report of a workshop
Statement of responsibility
Committee for the Workshop on Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems, Polar Research Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The polar regions are experiencing rapid changes in climate. These changes are causing observable ecological impacts of various types and degrees of severity at all ecosystem levels, including society. Even larger changes and more significant impacts are anticipated. As species respond to changing environments over time, their interactions with the physical world and other organisms can also change. This chain of interactions can trigger cascades of impacts throughout entire ecosystems. Evaluating the interrelated physical, chemical, biological, and societal components of polar ecosystems is essential to understanding their vulnerability and resilience to climate forcing. The Polar Research Board (PRB) organized a workshop to address these issues. Experts gathered from a variety of disciplines with knowledge of both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Participants were challenged to consider what is currently known about climate change and polar ecosystems and to identify the next big questions in the field. A set of interdisciplinary "frontier questions" emerged from the workshop discussions as important topics to be addressed in the coming decades. To begin to address these questions, workshop participants discussed the need for holistic, interdisciplinary systems approach to understanding polar ecosystem responses to climate change. As an outcome of the workshop, participants brainstormed methods and technologies that are crucial to advance the understanding of polar ecosystems and to promote the next generation of polar research. These include new and emerging technologies, sustained long-term observations, data synthesis and management, and data dissemination and outreach."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
EJB
Dewey number
551.64/25
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC903.2.A68
LC item number
F76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Frontiers in understanding climate change and polar ecosystems : report of a workshop, Committee for the Workshop on Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems, Polar Research Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Appendixes: A. Workshop agenda & statement of task; B. Plenary abstracts; C. Participants; D. Biographical sketches of committee members
  • 1.
  • Introduction: Workshop themes; Plenary presentations: recent insights in polar ecosystem science
  • 2.
  • Frontier Questions In Climate Change And Polar Ecosystems: Will a rapidly shrinking cryosphere tip polar ecosystems into new states?; What are the key polar ecosystem processes that will be the "First Responders" to climate forcing?; What are the bi-directional gateways and feedbacks between the poles and the global climate system?; How is climate change altering biodiversity in Polar regions and what will be the regional and global impacts?; How will increases in human activities intensify ecosystem impacts in the Polar regions?
  • 3.
  • Methods And Technologies To Address The Frontier Questions: Emerging technologies; Sustained long-term observations; Data synthesis and management; Science-to-society interface: data dissemination and outreach
  • 4.
  • Final Thoughts
Control code
ocn729589924
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 76 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309210881
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
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.b2667774x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)729589924
  • pebcs0309210887

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