Multiple Resources Available

Date: 
21 May 2014

Multiple Resources Available

1. New Book
Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for
Tundra, Streams, and Lakes
Edited by: John Hobbie and George Kling
Oxford University Press

2. New Website
Building International Research Partnerships in the
North Atlantic-Arctic System
Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program

3. New Publication
Special Volume 6
Journal of the North Atlantic

4. Presentations Available Online
2014 Polar Technology Conference
Pervasive Technology Institute of Indiana University

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1. New Book
Alaska's Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for
Tundra, Streams, and Lakes
Edited by: John Hobbie and George Kling
Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press has released a new book, entitled "Alaska's
Changing Arctic: Ecological Consequences for Tundra, Streams, and
Lakes." This book, edited by John Hobbie and George Kling, is part of
the Long-Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) series, and was
published 27 March 2014.

In this edition the editors synthesize the findings from the NSF-funded
Arctic LTER project based in Toolik Lake, Alaska, a site that has been
active since the mid 1970's. The book presents research concerning the
core issues of climate-change science and addresses the treeless regions
of Arctic Alaska as well as the adjoining boreal forests. It examines
both terrestrial and freshwater-aquatic ecosystems and their three
typical habitats: tundra, streams, and lakes; provides a history of the
Toolik Lake LTER site; and discusses its present condition and future
outlook.

The book features contributions from ecologists, biologists, and
environmental scientists, creating a multidisciplinary survey of the
Alaskan arctic ecosystem. Chapter topics include glacial history,
climatology, land-water interactions, mercury found in the Alaskan
Arctic, and the response of lakes to environmental change. The final
chapter brings together these findings in order to make predictions
regarding the consequences that Arctic Alaska faces due to global
warming and climate change and discusses the future of the LTER site in
the region.

For further information or to order a copy of the book, please go to:
http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199860401.do.

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2. New Website
Building International Research Partnerships in the
North Atlantic-Arctic System
Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program

The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Program announces availability of a
new website, entitled "Building International Research Partnerships in
the North Atlantic-Arctic System."

The website is a product of an April 2014 meeting which convened an
international group of scientists and funding agency representatives to
discuss the state of science in the North Atlantic-Arctic system and
begin planning the next phase of interdisciplinary research with an
emphasis on mechanisms to facilitate international collaboration. The
intent is for this science plan to provide a framework that can be used
to develop an international, coordinated, and multidisciplinary research
program for the North Atlantic-Arctic system.

The website is designed as a long-term resource for distributing
information and gathering community feedback throughout the development
and implementation of the international research program.

The program and website are supported in part by the National Science
Foundation and the European Commission.

The website is available at: http://www.whoi.edu/website/NAtl_Arctic.

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3. New Publication
Special Volume 6
Journal of the North Atlantic

The Journal of the North Atlantic (JONA) announces publication of
several research articles as part of Special Volume 6: In the Footsteps
of the Vebaek-Vatnahverfi Studies 2005-2011, edited by Jette Arneborg,
Thomas H. McGovern, and Georg Nyegaard.

JONA is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed and edited archaeology and
environmental history journal focusing on the peoples of the North
Atlantic and their interactions with their changing environment.

Research articles in Special Volume 6 include:

- "Impact of Medieval Fjord Hydrography and Climate on the Western and
Eastern Settlements in Norse Greenland," by Antoon Kuijpers, Naja
Mikkelsen, Sofia Ribeiro, and Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz.

- "Archaeontomology at Tatsip Ataa: Evidence for the Use of Local
Resources and Daily Life in the Norse Eastern Settlement, Greenland," by
Frederic Dussault, Veronique Forbes, and Allison Bain.

- "Vatnahverfi: A Green and Pleasant land? Palaeoecological
Reconstruction of Environmental and Land-use Change," by Paul M. Ledger,
Kevin J. Edwards, and J. Edward Schofield.

For further information and to download these articles, please see:
http://www.eaglehill.us/JONAonline/jona-S6-2014.....

For further information about JONA, instruction for submitting
manuscripts, and to subscribe, please go to:
http://www.eaglehill.us/JONAonline/JONAspecialvo....

Or, contact JONA:
Email: keith.jona@eaglehill.us
Phone: 207-546-2821, ext. 2
Fax: 207-546-3042

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4. Presentations Available Online
2014 Polar Technology Conference
Pervasive Technology Institute of Indiana University

The Pervasive Technology Institute of Indiana University announces
availability online of presentations to the 2014 Polar Technology
Conference, which convened 15-17 April in Bloomington, Indiana.

The purpose of this conference was to provide a forum for polar
scientists and technology developers to exchange information on research
system operational needs and technology solutions that have been
successful in polar environments. This exchange of knowledge addressed
issues of design, implementation, and deployment of systems to support
research goals in the Polar Regions.

To download the presentations, please go to:
http://polarpower.org/PTC/list_2014.html.

For further information about the conference and to access past
conference materials, please go to: http://polartech.datatransport.org/.

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