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TitleIRIS 1: Overview of the terrestrial and freshwater impacts of climate warming in the western and central Canadian Arctic
AuthorOutridge, P M; Gaden, A; Stern, G
SourceArcticNet (ASM2013), programme; 2013 p. 90
LinksOnline - En ligne
Year2013
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20130197
MeetingArcticNET 2013 Annual Scientific Meeting; Halifax; CA; December 9-13, 2013
Documentbook
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNunavut
AreaArctic
Subjectsenvironmental geology; climate, arctic; climate; surface waters; lake water; climate change
Programenvironmental impacts and adaptation in the northern environment, Environmental Geoscience
AbstractThis presentation will synthesize and assess what is known about the impacts of recent warming on the terrestrial landscapes and terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems in the IRIS1 region of the western and central Canadian Arctic. It summarizes the findings on behalf of the 21 contributing co-authors of this IRIS chapter. It considers the scientific and Traditional Knowledge evidence for climate-related impacts on the following ecosystem elements: permafrost and thermokarst processes, vegetation, fishes, terrestrial wildlife (mammals, arthropods and birds), and contaminants. Preliminary assessments are also provided of the likely future changes occurring as a result of the predicted continuation in warming trends and associated changing meteorological conditions. Finally, key conclusions and recommendations are presented for the attention of policy-makers and research managers.
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This presentation will synthesize and assess what is known about the impacts of recent warming on the terrestrial landscapes and terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems in the IRIS1 region of the western and central Canadian Arctic. It considers the scientific and Traditional Knowledge evidence for climate-related impacts on the following ecosystem elements: permafrost and thermokarst processes, vegetation, fishes, terrestrial wildlife (mammals, arthropods and birds), and contaminants. Preliminary assessments are also provided of the likely future changes occurring as a result of the predicted continuation in warming trends and associated changing meteorological conditions. Finally, key conclusions and recommendations are presented for the attention of policy-makers and research managers.
GEOSCAN ID292933