UV Radiation and Arctic Ecosystems

  • Dag O. Hessen

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 153)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Ozone Depletion and UV Radiation in the Arctic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Aas, J. Høkedal, N. K. Højerslev, R. Sandvik, E. Sakshaug
      Pages 23-56
    3. J. B. Ørbæk, T. Svenøe, D. O. Hessen
      Pages 57-72
  3. UV Radiation and Arctic Terrestrial Systems

  4. UV Radiation and Arctic Freshwater Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. D. O. Hessen, G. A. Dahl-Hansen, E. Van Donk
      Pages 185-197
  5. UV Radiation and Arctic Marine Systems

  6. UV Radiation and the Arctic Human Population

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. E. C. De Fabo, F P Noonan
      Pages 307-315
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-323

About this book


Although there are some biological processes that are supported by UV radiation, most organisms are stressed by it in various ways, e.g. through DNA damage.
Top international experts present an integrated overview of UV radiation and its effects on terrestrial, freshwater and marine Arctic biota. Increased stratospheric ozone depletion and the corresponding increase in ground levels of UV radiation as well as ambient, "natural" UV radiation as a key ecological factor in the Arctic spring and summer are discussed in detail. Additionally, basic information on Arctic ecosystems is given. The volume provides not only an excellent account of present-day knowledge of the subject, but also describes the state of the art on which future research can be built.


Arctic Arktis Ozonloch Sea ice UV radiation UV-Strahlung algae bacteria ecosystem ecosystems human health marine phytoplankton plankton Ökosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • Dag O. Hessen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of OsloNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62655-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56075-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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