Landscape Function and Disturbance in Arctic Tundra

  • James F. Reynolds
  • John D. Tenhunen

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 120)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. A. Walker, M. D. Walker
      Pages 73-108
    3. S. C. Hahn, S. F. Oberbauer, R. Gebauer, N. E. Grulke, O. L. Lange, J. D. Tenhunen
      Pages 109-128
  3. Physical Environment, Hydrology, and Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. L. D. Hinzman, D. L. Kane, C. S. Benson, K. R. Everett
      Pages 131-154
    3. L. W. Cooper, I. L. Larsen, C. Solis, J. M. Grebmeier, C. R. Olsen, D. K. Solomon et al.
      Pages 165-182
  4. Nutrient and Carbon Fluxes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. K. R. Everett, D. L. Kane, L. D. Hinzman
      Pages 185-201
    3. J. P. Schimel, K. Kielland, F. S. Chapin III
      Pages 203-221
    4. S. F. Oberbauer, W. Cheng, C. T. Gillespie, B. Ostendorf, A. Sala, R. Gebauer et al.
      Pages 223-256
    5. S. C. Whalen, W. S. Reeburgh, C. E. Reimers
      Pages 257-274
    6. M. W. Oswood, J. G. Irons III, D. M. Schell
      Pages 275-289
  5. Modeling Landscape Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. J. F. Reynolds, J. D. Tenhunen, P. W. Leadley, H. Li, D. L. Moorhead, B. Ostendorf et al.
      Pages 293-324
    3. R. Lamprecht, W. Graber
      Pages 325-345
    4. D. L. Moorhead, J. F. Reynolds
      Pages 347-367
    5. B. Ostendorf, P. Quinn, K. Beven, J. D. Tenhunen
      Pages 369-386
  6. Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 429-440

About this book


The discovery of large petroleum reserves in northern Alaska prompted the US National Research Council to recommend priorities for ecological research on disturbance effects in the Arctic. Subsequently, this led to the implementation of a field study by the Department of Energy, based in a small watershed on the North Slope of Alaska. This volume describes results by a research team charged with seeking answers to a number of questions related to disturbance in tundra regions: Will short-term disturbances have long-term ecological consequences? Will localized effects be transferred to adjacent systems, e.g., from terrestrial to aquatic? Is it possible to extrapolate understanding of impacts from one landscape to another? The results reported in this volume are an important contribution towards the goal of implementing ecosystem-based management in arctic tundra landscapes.

Landscape Function and Disturbance in Arctic Tundra covers a broad array of topics, from ecosystem physiology to landscape modeling. It is an important resource for researchers and students interested in arctic ecology, as well as for environmental managers concerned with practical issues of disturbance.


Landschaft Landschaftsökologie Störung, Landschaft Tundra watershed Tundra-Einzugsgebiet chemistry disturbance ecology ecosystem ecosystem models environment hydrology landscape landscape ecology Ökosystem-Modelle

Editors and affiliations

  • James F. Reynolds
    • 1
  • John D. Tenhunen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Pflanzenökologie II Bayreuth Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research (BITÖK)Universität BayreuthBayreuthGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-01147-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-01145-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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