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The International Polar Year

Published: 31 May 2009

Edited By: Sharon Robinson

Introduction: Climate change biology at the ends of the Earth- International Polar year special issue
Sharon A. Robinson


UV radiation and consumer effects on a field-grown intertidal macroalgal assemblage in Antartica
Katharina Zacher, Angela Wulff, Markus Molis, Dieter Hanelt, Christian Wiencke


Plant-mediated effects of elevated ultraviolet-B radiation on peat microbial communities of a subarctic mire
Riikka Rinnan, Anne-Marja Nerg, Pauliina Ahtoniemi, Hanne Suokanerva, Toini Holopainen, Esko Kyrö, Erland Bååth


Accumulation of DNA damage in Antarctic mosses: correlations with ultraviolet-B radiation, temperature and turf water content vary amongst species
Johanna D. Turnbull, Sharon A. Robinson


Quantifying the metabolic cost to an Antarctic liverwort of responding to an abrupt increase in UV-B radiation exposure
K.R.S. Snell, T. Kokubun, H. Griffiths, P. Convey, D.A. Hodgson, K.K. Newsham


Historical ozone concentrations and flavonoid levels in herbarium specimens of the Antarctic moss Bryum argenteum
Ken G. Ryan, Allan Burne, Rodney D. Seppelt


Responses of plants in polar regions to UV-B exposure: a meta-analysis
Kevin K. Newsham, Sharon A. Robinson


Modeling the date of leaf appearance in low-arctic tundra
Nicolas Delbart, Ghislain Picard


Upscaling leaf area index in an Arctic landscape through multi-scale observations
M. Williams, R. Bell, L. Spadavecchia, L. E. Street, M. T. van Wijk


Energy feedbacks of northern high latitude ecosystems to the climate system due to reduced snow cover during 20th century warming
E. S. Euskirchen, A. D. McGuire, F. S. Chapin III


Warming increases aboveground plant biomass and C stocks in vascular-plant dominated Antarctic tundra
Thomas A. Day, Christopher T. Ruhland, Fusheng S. Xiong


Impacts of extreme winter warming in the sub-Arctic: growing season responses of dwarf-shrub heathland
S. Bokhorst, J. W. Bjerke, F. W. Bowles, J. Melillo, T. V. Callaghan, G. K. Phoenix


Ecosystem feedbacks and cascade processes: understanding their role in the responses of arctic and alpine ecosystems to environmental change
Philip A. Wookey, Rien Aerts, Richard D. Bardgett, Florence Baptist, Kari Anne Bråthen, Johannes H. C. Cornelissen, Laura Gough, Iain P. Hartley, David W. Hopkins, Sandra Lavorel, Gaius R. Shaver


annual carbon fixation in terrestrial populations of Nostoc commune (Cyanobacteria) from an anarctic dry valley is driven by temperature regime
Phil M. Novis, David Whitehead, Ed G. Gregorich, John E. Hunt, Ashley D. Sparrow, David W. Hopkins, Bo Elberling, Laurie G. Greenfield


Significance of cold-season respiration and photosynthesis in a subarctic heath ecosystem in Northern Sweden
Klaus Steenberg Larsen, Andreas Ibrom, Sven Jonasson, Anders Michelson, Claus Beier


Spring Warming and Carbon Dioxide Exchange over Low Arctic Tundra in Central Canada
Peter M. Lafleur, Elyn R. Humphreys


A decline in a dominant invertebrate species contributes to altered carbon cycling in a low diversity soil ecosystem
J. E. Barrett, Ross A. Virginia, Diana H. Wall, Byron J. Adams


Climate change effects on organic matter decomposition rates in ecosystems from the Maritime Antarctic and Falkland Islands
S. Bokhorst, A. Huiskes, P. Convey, R. Aerts


Holocene carbon burial by lakes in SW Greenland
N. J. Anderson, W. D’Andrea, S.C. Fritz


Hydrologic regulation of gross methyl chloride and methyl bromide uptake from Alaskan Arctic tundra
Yit Arn Teh, Olivier Mazéas, Alyssa R. Atwood, Triffid Abel, Robert C. Rhew


Methanogenic activity and biomass in Holocene permafrost deposits of the Lena Delta, Siberian Arctic and its implication for the global methane budget
Dirk Wagner, Andreas Gattinger, Arndt Embacher, Eva-Maria Pfeiffer, Michael Schloter, André Lipski


Storage and mobility of black carbon in permafrost soils of the forest tundra ecotone in northern Siberia
Georg Guggenberger, Andrej Rodionov, Olga Shibistova, Matthias Grabe, Oleg A. Kasansky, Hans Fuchs, Natalia Mikheyeva, Galina Zrazhevskaya, Heiner Flessa


Ecosystem responses to increased precipitation and permafrost decay in sub-arctic Sweden inferred from peat and lake sediments
U. Kokfelt, P. Rosén, K. Schoning, T. R. Christensen, J. Förster, J. Karlsson, N. Reuss, M. Rundgren, T. V. Callaghan, C. Jonasson, D. Hammarlund


Relative impacts of disturbance and temperature: persistent changes in microenvironment and vegetation in retrogressive thaw slumps.
Trevor C. Lantz, Steven V. Kokelj, Sarah E. Gergel, Greg H. R. Henry


Methane emission from Siberian arctic polygonal tundra: Eddy covariance measurements and modeling
Christian Wille, Lars Kutzbach, Torsten Sachs, Dirk Wagner, Eva-Maria Pfeiffer


Artificial drainage and associated carbon fluxes (CO2/CH4) in a tundra ecosystem
L. Merbold, W. L. Kutsch, C. Corradi, O. Kolle, C. Rebmann, P. C. Stoy, S. A. Zimov, E.-D. Schulze


Seasonal variation in enzyme activities and temperature sensitivities in Arctic tundra soils
Matthew D. Wallenstein, Shawna K. McMahon, Joshua P. Schimel


Temperature adaptation of soil bacterial communities along an Antarctic climate gradient: predicting responses to climate warming
Riikka Rinnan, Johannes Rousk, Etienne Yergeau, George A. Kowalchuk, Erland Baath


The effect of the Sub-polar Gyre, North Atlantic Oscillation and ambient temperature on size and abundance in the Icelandic Arctic fox
Pall Hersteinsson, Yoram Yom-Tov, Eli Geffen


Persistent effects of a discrete warmi

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Future fire activity and climate change

Published: 01 Mar 2009

Edited By: Sharon Robinson

What limits fire? An examination of drivers of burnt area in Southern Africa
Sally Archibald, David P. Roy, Brian W. van Wilgen, Robert J. Scholes


Assessing the response of area burned to changing climate in western boreal North America using a Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS) approach
Michael S. Balshi, A. David McGuire, Paul Duffy, Mike Flannigan, John Walsh, Jerry Melillo


Climate Change, Human Land Use and Future Fires in the Amazon
Mark A. Cochrane, Christopher P. Barber


Analysing forest recovery after wildfire disturbance in Boreal Siberia using remotely sensed vegetation indices
Maria Cuevas-Gonzalez, France Gerard, Heiko Balzter, David Riano


Impacts of climate change on fire activity and fire management in the circumboreal forest
Mike Flannigan, Brian Stocks, Merritt Turetsky, Mike Wotton


Modeling the effects of fire and climate change on carbon and nitrogen storage in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) stands
E. A. H. Smithwick, M. G. Ryan, D. M. Kashian, W. H. Romme, D. B. Tinker, M. G. Turner


Interactive Effects of Wildfire and Permafrost on Microbial Communities and Soil Processes in an Alaskan Black Spruce Forest
Mark P. Waldrop, Jennifer W. Harden


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Impact of extreme meteorological events on soils and plants

Published: 01 Mar 2009

Edited By: Werner Borken and Egbert Matzner

A reappraisal of drying and wetting effects on C and N mineralisation and fluxes in soils
Werner Borken, Egbert Matzner


Increased temperature sensitivity of net DOC production from ombrotrophic peat due to water table draw-down
J. M. Clark, D. Ashley, M. Wagner, P. J. Chapman, S. N. Lane, C. D. Evans, A. L. Heathwaite


Effects of an experimental drought and recovery on soil emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and nitric oxide in a moist tropical forest
Eric A. Davidson, Daniel C. Nepstad, Francoise Yoko Ishida, Paulo M. Brando


Drought turns a Central European Norway spruce forest soil from an N2O source to a transient N2O sink
Stefanie Daniela Goldberg, Gerhard Gebauer


Soil frost induced by snow removal affected soil solution chemistry and seepage losses of mineral elements in a temperate forest soil
Kerstin Hentschel, Werner Borken, Tobias Zuber, Christina Bogner, Bernd Huwe, Egbert Matzner


Beyond gradual warming; extreme weather events alter flower phenology of European grassland and heath species
Anke Jentsch, Juergen Kreyling, Jegor Boettcher-Treschkow, Carl Beierkuhnlein


Effects of soil frost on soil respiration and its radiocarbon signature in a Norway spruce forest soil
Jan Muhr, Werner Borken, Egbert Matzner


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