Climate change and biodiversity in the Arctic—Nordic perspectives



Wookey P (2007) Climate change and biodiversity in the Arctic—Nordic perspectives. Polar Research, 26 (2), pp. 96-103.

This paper is based upon a presentation given on United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Environment Day, 5 June 2007, as part of the Nordic Perspectives session of the climate change conference Melting Ice—A Hot Topic? The broad aims of this paper are to define biodiversity and ecosystem services, to set the biodiversity of the Arctic terrestrial realm into its global context, and, through the use of case studies, to illustrate how environmental change can influence biodiversity and ecosystems, and to explore what the implications of these changes might be. A comprehensive treatment of the topic is well beyond the scope of both the presentation and this paper, but the reader is directed to the CAFF (2001) and ACIA (2005) reports for reviews and synthesis.

Arctic; Biodiversity; Ecosystem; Ecosystem services; Global change; Tundra; Climatic changes Environmental aspects; Global environmental change; Climatic changes Arctic regions; Biodiversity Arctic regions

Polar Research: Volume 26, Issue 2

Publication date30/09/2007
PublisherBlackwell Publishing (Published in partnership with the Norwegian Polar Institute)

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Professor Philip Wookey
Professor Philip Wookey

Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences