The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field: Development and the Biota

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The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field: Development and the Biota

By Truett, Joe C.; Johnson, Stephen R.

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In spite of the harsh conditions that characterize the Arctic, it is a surprisingly fragile ecosystem. The exploration for oil in the Arctic over the past 30 years has had profound effects on the plants and animals that inhabit this frozen clime. The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field synthesizes decades of research on these myriad impacts. Specialists with years of field experience have contributed to this volume to create the first widely available synopsis of the ecology and wildlife biology of animals and plants living in close association with an actively producing oil field.


* First widely available synthesis of arctic oil field ecology and wildlife biology
* Concise yet readable treatment of a diverse polar ecosystem
* Useful for land managers, policy makers as well as ecologists, and population biologists
* Chapters authored by recognized authorities and contributions are peer-reviewed for accuracy and scientific rigor
* Illustrations attractively designed to enhance comprehension

Subject: Biological Sciences & Nutrition -> Environmental Science & Ecology -> Environmental Science

The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field: Development and the Biota
Publisher: Elsevier S & T 06/2000
Imprint: Academic Press
Language: English
Length: 422 pages

ISBN 10: 0127012354
ISBN 13: 9780127012353
Print ISBN: 9780127012353

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