Arctic Animals at Risk Set

This series introduces readers to Arctic animals whose populations are threatened by human activity. Each fact-filled title covers the featured animal's range and habitat, physical adaptations, social behaviors, diet, and reproduction.

Arctic Animals at Risk  Set

This series introduces readers to Arctic animals whose populations are threatened by human activity. Each fact-filled title covers the featured animal's range and habitat, physical adaptations, social behaviors, diet, and reproduction. Later chapters discuss key threats to the animal, with emphasis placed on issues caused by climate change and humans. Readers will also learn about protective legislation, conservation efforts, and other measures to help preserve Arctic habitats and wildlife. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions

But the surplus of species will mainly be those that are already common on latitudes next to the Polar Regions, while the true polar specialists are at risk (Turner et al. 2009; Meltofte 2013). However, the actual number of high ...

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions

The Routledge Handbook of the Polar Regions is an authoritative guide to the Arctic and the Antarctic through an exploration of key areas of research in the physical and natural sciences and the social sciences and humanities. It presents 38 new and original contributions from leading figures and voices in polar research, policy and practice, as well as work from emerging scholars. This handbook aims to approach and understand the Polar Regions as places that are at the forefront of global conversations about some of the most pressing contemporary issues and research questions of our age. The volume provides a discussion of the similarities and differences between the two regions to help deepen understanding and knowledge. Major themes and issues are integrated in the comprehensive introduction chapter by the editors, who are top researchers in their respective fields. The contributions show how polar researchers engage with contemporary debates and use interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to address new developments as well as map out exciting trajectories for future work in the Arctic and the Antarctic. The handbook provides an easy access to key items of scholarly literature and material otherwise inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books. A unique one-stop research resource for researchers and policymakers with an interest in the Arctic and Antarctic, it is also a comprehensive reference work for graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

Polar Bears

This title takes readers to polar bear habitats to understand why polar bears are at risk, what humans are doing to make matters worse, and the ways humans can help to save polar bears and ultimately, Earth.

Polar Bears

This title takes readers to polar bear habitats to understand why polar bears are at risk, what humans are doing to make matters worse, and the ways humans can help to save polar bears and ultimately, Earth. Sidebars, maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, and a fact sheet. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Man Vs Animal Species at Risk

In recent years, the plight of the polar bear has made headlines. Polar bears travel and hunt across great sheets of ice. Warming temperatures in the Arctic have broken up these ice sheets and reduced their size, threatening this ...

Man Vs  Animal  Species at Risk

This book takes young readers deep into the complicated and often destructive relationship between humans and nature. Man vs. Animal brings into sharp focus issues that include habitat destruction, climate change, land management and introduction of invasive species—while offering actionable solutions for each both now and in the future.

Changing Climates Earth Systems and Society

The species most at risk are limited-range endemics and alpine and polar species. Unique characteristics of polar animals render them more vulnerable to climate change. Many polar animal species depend on habitats with extensive snow ...

Changing Climates  Earth Systems and Society

The International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) was established as a means of raising worldwide public and political awareness of the vast, though frequently under-used, potential the Earth Sciences possess for improving the quality of life of the peoples of the world and safeguarding Earth’s rich and diverse environments. The International Year project was jointly initiated in 2000 by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and the Earth Science Division of the United Nations Educational, Scienti?c and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). IUGS, which is a Non-Governmental Organisation, and UNESCO, an Inter-Governmental Organisation, already shared a long record of productive cooperation in the na- ral sciences and their application to societal problems, including the International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) now in its fourth decade. With its main goals of raising public awareness of, and enhancing research in the Earth sciences on a global scale in both the developed and less-developed countries of the world, two operational programmes were demanded. In 2002 and 2003, the Series Editors together with Dr. Ted Nield and Dr. Henk Schalke (all four being core members of the Management Team at that time) drew up outlines of a Science and an Outreach Programme. In 2005, following the UN proclamation of 2008 as the United Nations International Year of Planet Earth, the “Year” grew into a triennium (2007–2009).

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Scientific Report

As additional species move in from warmer regions, the number of species in the Arctic and their productivity are very likely to increase. Species at risk Specialist species adapted to the cold arctic climate, ranging from mosses, ...

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment   Scientific Report

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment was prepared by an international team of over 300 scientists, experts, and knowledgeable members of indigenous communities, and is the most comprehensive volume on Arctic climate change available. Illustrated in full color throughout.

Arctic Foxes

This title takes readers to arctic fox habitats to understand why arctic foxes are at risk, what humans are doing to make matters worse, and the ways humans can help to save arctic foxes and ultimately, Earth.

Arctic Foxes

This title takes readers to arctic fox habitats to understand why arctic foxes are at risk, what humans are doing to make matters worse, and the ways humans can help to save arctic foxes and ultimately, Earth. Sidebars, maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, and a fact sheet. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Saving a Million Species

Extinctions due to climate change have not yet occurred in polar systems, but the list of species at elevated risk of extinctions is growing. Arctic Species Here we review the list of arctic vertebrates most susceptible to extinction ...

Saving a Million Species

The research paper "Extinction Risk from Climate Change" published in the journal Nature in January 2004 created front-page headlines around the world. The notion that climate change could drive more than a million species to extinction captured both the popular imagination and the attention of policy-makers, and provoked an unprecedented round of scientific critique. Saving a Million Species reconsiders the central question of that paper: How many species may perish as a result of climate change and associated threats? Leaders from a range of disciplines synthesize the literature, refine the original estimates, and elaborate the conservation and policy implications. The book: examines the initial extinction risk estimates of the original paper, subsequent critiques, and the media and policy impact of this unique study presents evidence of extinctions from climate change from different time frames in the past explores extinctions documented in the contemporary record sets forth new risk estimates for future climate change considers the conservation and policy implications of the estimates. Saving a Million Species offers a clear explanation of the science behind the headline-grabbing estimates for conservationists, researchers, teachers, students, and policy-makers. It is a critical resource for helping those working to conserve biodiversity take on the rapidly advancing and evolving global stressor of climate change-the most important issue in conservation biology today, and the one for which we are least prepared.

Poles Apart

Species at Risk Increasing numbers of studies are being undertaken and evidence is accumulating on the effects of pollutants and climate change in the Arctic. Wildlife serves as a barometer or early warning system to indicate that not ...

Poles Apart

Arctic and Antarctic: terms that conjure up similar images of cold, snow and ice. Behind the images, however, there are at least as many differences as similarities. The goal of the international symposium 'Poles Apart' was to examine the extent to which experiences obtained at one end of the earth can be applied to the other. Poles Apart: A Study in Contrasts, covers a range of themes including the geography of the polar regions, glaciology and glacial history, ecology, living resources, governance, and the history of exploration. Topics are examined separately for each pole and each theme is summarized by a rapporteur who draws out the contrasts and the similarities. This unique format allows the international experts to describe what they know best while addressing the central issue of the book's sub-title.

Harp Seals

This title takes readers to harp seal habitats to understand why harp seals are at risk, what humans are doing to make matters worse, and the ways humans can help to save harp seals and ultimately, Earth.

Harp Seals

This title takes readers to harp seal habitats to understand why harp seals are at risk, what humans are doing to make matters worse, and the ways humans can help to save harp seals and ultimately, Earth. Sidebars, maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, and a fact sheet. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment Report Strategic and Practical Information

As the Arctic climate continues to change, it is very likely that the shipping season could extend earlier in the spring and ... In the future there will be a need to consider the potential risk and interaction between ships and animals ...

Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment Report  Strategic and Practical Information

Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment Report: Strategic and Practical Information

Threats to the Arctic

PCBs are the dominant group of compounds that affect the top predators in the Arctic marine food web. Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are the species most at risk from PCB contamination (Levin et al., 2018), while longfinned pilot whales ...

Threats to the Arctic

Threats to the Arctic discusses all the current threats to this fragile region, emphasizing the interconnections between many environmental impacts, as well as the teleconnections between events already emerging in the Arctic (ocean circulation changes, melting of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets) and other parts of the world. The book's aim is to inform readers about the impending, sometimes irreversible changes coming to the Arctic. University students, environmental engineers, policymakers and sociologists with an interest in the role of the Arctic in global change will benefit from the book's unique perspective. As this remote, inhospitable part of the world that few people will ever visit provides amazing insights, we can no longer have an 'out of sight – out of mind’ approach to the environmental upheavals taking place in the Arctic. Provides the most up-to-date information on this rapidly changing, critical part of the world Offers a holistic understanding of the interconnections between global environmental changes and impacts in the Arctic Examines fact-based pressure on politics and industry to preserve Arctic biota and environments

The International Politics of Bird Conservation

Arctic vascular plants . This approach , however , revealed potentially serious methodological problems . The various Arctic countries used differing categories in their respective national designations of species at risk .

The International Politics of Bird Conservation

This book will prove a fascinating read for researchers, academics, organisations and specialists in a wide range of fields including: bird conservation and wildlife protection, environmental law and policy, global governance, regionalism and transborder c.

Marine Mammals

However, climate change is likely to put many marine mammal species at risk in the coming decades; with ice-associated arctic species being particularly vulnerable to the rapid changes taking place currently in the North.

Marine Mammals

Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, Third Edition is a succinct, yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals, and this text continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps. Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology Features chapter summaries, further readings, an appendix, glossary and an extensive bibliography Exciting new color photographs and additional distribution maps

Climate Change

Many of the species at risk are those that evolved during the Pleistocene or earlier, when the Earth's climate was cooling. Of the periArctic species at risk one most often cited is the polar bear (Ursus maritimus). It evolved in the ...

Climate Change

The second edition of this acclaimed text has been fully updated and substantially expanded to include the considerable developments (since publication of the first edition) in our understanding of the science of climate change, its impacts on biological and human systems, and developments in climate policy. Written in an accessible style, it provides a broad review of past, present and likely future climate change from the viewpoints of biology, ecology, human ecology and Earth system science. It will again prove to be invaluable to a wide range of readers, from students in the life sciences who need a brief overview of the basics of climate science, to atmospheric science, geography, geoscience and environmental science students who need to understand the biological and human ecological implications of climate change. It is also a valuable reference text for those involved in environmental monitoring, conservation and policy-making.

Climate Change

Many of the species at risk are those that evolved during the Pleistocene or earlier, when the Earth's climate was cooling. Of the periArctic species at risk one most often cited is the polar bear (Ursus maritimus). It evolved in the ...

Climate Change

The second edition of this acclaimed text has been fully updated and substantially expanded to include the considerable developments (since publication of the first edition) in our understanding of the science of climate change, its impacts on biological and human systems, and developments in climate policy. Written in an accessible style, it provides a broad review of past, present and likely future climate change from the viewpoints of biology, ecology, human ecology and Earth system science. It will again prove to be invaluable to a wide range of readers, from students in the life sciences who need a brief overview of the basics of climate science, to atmospheric science, geography, geoscience and environmental science students who need to understand the biological and human ecological implications of climate change. It is also a valuable reference text for those involved in environmental monitoring, conservation and policy making.

Cultivating Arctic Landscapes

Knowing and Managing Animals in the Circumpolar North David G. Anderson, Mark Nuttall ... to be a “Specially Protected Wildlife Species” by the Yukon Wildlife Act (1981), one of three mechanisms7 for determining species 'at risk'.

Cultivating Arctic Landscapes

In the last two decades, there has been an increased awareness of the traditions and issues that link aboriginal people across the circumpolar North. One of the key aspects of the lives of circumpolar peoples, be they in Scandinavia, Alaska, Russia, or Canada, is their relationship to the wild animals that support them. Although divided for most of the 20th Century by various national trading blocks, and the Cold War, aboriginal people in each region share common stories about the various capitalist and socialist states that claimed control over their lands and animals. Now, aboriginal peoples throughout the region are reclaiming their rights. This volume is the first to give a well-rounded portrait of wildlife management, aboriginal rights, and politics in the circumpolar north. The book reveals unexpected continuities between socialist and capitalist ecological styles, as well as addressing the problems facing a new era of cultural exchanges between aboriginal peoples in each region.

Cultivating Arctic Landscapes

Knowing and Managing Animals in the Circumpolar North David George Anderson, Mark Nuttall ... Specially Protected Wildlife Species " by the Yukon Wildlife Act ( 1981 ) , one of three mechanisms 7 for determining species ' at risk ' .

Cultivating Arctic Landscapes

In the last two decades, there has been an increased awareness of the traditions and issues that link aboriginal people across the circumpolar North. One of the key aspects of the lives of circumpolar peoples, be they in Scandinavia, Alaska, Russia, or Canada, is their relationship to the wild animals that support them. Although divided for most of the 20th Century by various national trading blocks, and the Cold War, aboriginal people in each region share common stories about the various capitalist and socialist states that claimed control over their lands and animals. Now, aboriginal peoples throughout the region are reclaiming their rights. This volume is the first to give a well-rounded portrait of wildlife management, aboriginal rights, and politics in the circumpolar north. The book reveals unexpected continuities between socialist and capitalist ecological styles, as well as addressing the problems facing a new era of cultural exchanges between aboriginal peoples in each region.

Narwhals

This title takes readers to narwhal habitats to understand why narwhals are at risk, what humans are doing to make matters worse, and the ways humans can help to save narwhals ultimately, Earth.

Narwhals

This title takes readers to narwhal habitats to understand why narwhals are at risk, what humans are doing to make matters worse, and the ways humans can help to save narwhals ultimately, Earth. Sidebars, maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, and a fact sheet. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Atlantic Puffins

Megan Borgert-Spaniol. M E G A N BORG E R T – S P AN I O L ARCTIC ANIMALS A R S. K. ARCTIC ANIMALS AT RISK ATLANTIC PUFFINS MEGAN BORGERT-SPANIOL. Cover.

Atlantic Puffins

This title takes readers to Atlantic puffin habitats to understand why Atlantic puffins are at risk, what humans are doing to make matters worse, and the ways humans can help to save Atlantic puffins and ultimately, Earth. Sidebars, maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, and a fact sheet. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.