Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010 – Selected indicators of change.

Arctic Council , Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (2010) Arctic Biodiversity Trends 2010 – Selected indicators of change. CAFF International Secretariat. ISBN 978-9979-9778-3-4

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Abstract

In the past 100 years, average Arctic temperatures have increased at almost twice the average global rate [8]. Over the past thirty years, seasonal minimal sea ice extent in the Arctic has decreased by 45,000 km2/year. Along with earlier break-up and freeze-up, the extent of terrestrial snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has decreased and is expected to continue to do so. The magnitude of these changes will exert major influences on biological dynamics in the Arctic. Some of the most rapid ecological changes associated with warming have occurred in marine and freshwater environments. Species most affected are those with limited distributions or with specialized feeding habits that depend on ice foraging.

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    Uncontrolled Keywords: arctic, biodiversity, trends, animals, fauna, flora, caff, mammals
    Subjects: Natural Environment > Fauna
    Research and Education > Projects
    Natural Environment > Terrestrial
    Organizations: Arctic Council > Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (CAFF)
    Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2011 22:22
    URI: http://library.arcticportal.org/id/eprint/1278

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