The Arctic: Current Issues and Challenges


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Series: Arctic Region and Antarctica Issues and Research

The importance of the Arctic in many fields of human activity strongly increased over the past decades. The present book addresses a wide variety of environmental, social, and economic issues surrounding the Arctic, in response to rising interest in this region in academic science, sociology, and business. The 14 chapters represent state-of-the-art reviews written by the experts on problems of native communities, climate change, political issues, implementation of large-scale projects, natural resources, conservation, environmental monitoring, and assessment of pollution issues.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Learning in the Changing Arctic
(Nafisa Yeasmin and Stefan Kirchner, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland)

Chapter 2. Climate Change from the Arctic People’s Point of View: Rhythms of Everyday Life, Infrastructures and Landscapes
(Lidia Rakhmanova, Larissa Kolesnichenko, Viktor Drozdov, Yuriy Kolesnichenko and Sergey Kirpotin, Laboratory of the Ecosystems and Climate Change Research, National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, Russia, and others)

Chapter 3. Warmer Climate of Arctic Cities
(Igor Esau, Mikhail Varentsov, Marlene Laruelle, Martin W. Miles, Pavel Konstantinov, Andrey Soromotin, Alexander A. Baklanov and Victoria V. Miles, Nansen Center, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway, and others)

Chapter 4. A Comparative Study on the Cooperation in the Arctic Ocean and the South China Sea
(Ekaterina Antsygina, Lassi Heininen and Nadejda Komendantova, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, and others)

Chapter 5. Developing Environmental Research Capacity in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District within a Global Networking Framework
(T. S. Kolesnikova, S. N. Kirpotin, L. G. Kolesnichenko, E. N. Morgun, O.M. Shaduiko, L. P. Borilo, A. I. Sinitskiy, A. L. Titovskiy, O. S. Pokrovsky, A. V. Kouraev, P. J. Mitchell and S. N. Vorobiov, Bio-Clim-Land Centre, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia)

Chapter 6. Vegetation of the Subarctic and Arctic of Siberia: Some Types and Approaches to the Study
(I. V. Volkov, I. I. Volkova and S. N. Kirpotin, Bio-Clim-Land Center, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russia)

Chapter 7. Conservation Issues of Migratory Anseriformes in the Arctic: The Experience of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
(S. B. Rozenfeld, G. V. Kirtaev, M. Yu. Soloviev, N. V. Rogova, S. N. Kirpotin and D. O. Zamyatin, The A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of the RAS, Moscow, Russia, and others)

Chapter 8. Remote Research of Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Thermokarst Lakes Fields in Siberian Permafrost
(Yury M. Polishchuk, Ildar N. Muratov and Vladimir Y. Polishchuk, Ugra Research Institute of Information Technology, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, and others)

Chapter 9. Groundwater Resources of the White Sea Basin (NW Russia)
(Alexander I. Malov, Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research, Arkhangelsk, Russia)
Chapter 10. Estimation of the Condition of Arctic Tundra Landscapes Soil Cover Taking into Account Previous and Current Economic Activities: An Example of the Western Coast of Moller Bay (Archipelago Novaya Zemlya)
(Vidas V. Kriauciunas, Irina A. Kuznetsova, Stanislav A. Iglovsky, Ekaterina I. Kotova and Kirill A. Mironenko, Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research, Arkhangelsk, Russia)

Chapter 11. Radionuclides in Sea Ecosystems of the Western Sector of the Russian Arctic
(Sergey B. Zykov, Sergey V. Druzhinin, Evgeny Yu. Yakovlev and Elena N. Zykova, Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research, Arkhangelsk, Russia)

Chapter 12. Seismic Monitoring of the European Arctic and Adjoining Regions
(Galina Antonovskaya, Alexey Morozov, Natalia Vaganova and Yana Konechnaya, Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research, Arkhangelsk, Russia)

Chapter 13. Diamond Deposits of the European Arctic of Russia: Problems of the Kimberlites Exploration, Limits of Conventional Methods and New Approaches
(K. B. Danilov, E. Yu Yakovlev and N. Yu Afonin, Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research of Russian Academy of Sciences, Arkhangelsk, Russia)

Chapter 14. Dispersed Sedimentary Material in the Snow and Ice Cover of the Central Arctic and Its Fluxes to the Bottom
(Alexander N. Novigatsky, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)


Audience: Researchers, school teachers, consulting agencies, Industrial companies working in the Arctic

Keywords: Arctic, terrestrial, Russian, Novaya Zemlya, radionuclides, pollution

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