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

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David Lee Peterson, David Lawrence Peterson, Darryll R. Johnson
Taylor & Francis, 1995 - Broj stranica: 337
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The Far North, a land of extreme weather and intense beauty, is the only region of North America whose ecosystems have remained reasonably intact. Humans are newcomers there and nature predominates. As is widely known, recent changes in the Earth's atmosphere have the potential to create rapid climatic shifts in our lifetime and well into the future. These changes, a product of southern industrial society, will have the greatest impact on ecosystems at northern latitudes, which until now have remained largely undisturbed. In this fragile balance, as terrestrial and aquatic habitats change, animal and human populations will be irrevocably altered.
The first of its kind, this book explores how global change might affect the ecosystems and cultures of the Far North during the next century. It brings together biologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and resource managers to contribute their diverse knowledge and insight in a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to this important topic. The book takes an objective look into the future and offers suggestions for further research. It is meant to be a positive step toward sound future managerial policy in this region. Some of the areas covered include demography and socioeconomics, wildlife biology, ethnography and archeology, global warming, meteorology and climatic modeling, environmental values, and resource use and management.
As is true everywhere, human populations in the Far North are undergoing profound change, and the challenges faced are spiritual as well as social and behavioral. A careful look at this region's human ecology, the study of humanity in relation to environment and other living things, is more critical now than ever before. To anyone who cares about the future and what is happening to the land in which we live, the ideas presented here are exciting as well as sobering, and will stimulate further interest and concern for the northern third of our planet.
 

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PARTI CLIMATE AND HUMAN POPULATIONS
1
Climate change and the biosocial environment
11
Regional climate patterns in northern North America
22
References
29
Global warming and northern economies
45
Summary
51
PREDICTING ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
55
Climate and ecological relationships in northern
75
Water Electricity and the Cree by Christy M Parker
191
Some aspects
197
Some outstanding issues in comanagement
205
Common property resource management and northern
207
Summary
215
Theoretical background
221
Understanding northern environments and human
229
RussianAmerican collaboration
238

Past changes and current observations
81
Responses of Arctic ungulates to climate change
89
Weather and fluctuations in caribou and muskox numbers
95
Summary
102
Direct effects of increased temperatures
112
Response of anadromous fish to climate change
123
The impact of climate change on salmon in fresh water
131
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143
Summary
152
Global warming science and the Arctic
171
Inuit options for the future
179
NATURAL RESOURCES AND HUMAN INSTITUTIONS
185
Biology politics and culture in the management of sub
245
Programs
251
A flexible framework for regional
261
Some conclusions
272
Global warming protected areas and the right to live
281
References
287
Environmental values in protected areas
294
SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS
299
Collaboration with stakeholders
306
It isnt over yet
312
Priorities for the future
318
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