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Social and Environmental Impacts in the North : Methods in Evaluation of Socio-Economic and Environmental Consequences of Mining and Energy Production in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic - Rasmus Rasmussen

Social and Environmental Impacts in the North

Methods in Evaluation of Socio-Economic and Environmental Consequences of Mining and Energy Production in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic

By: Rasmus Rasmussen (Editor), Natalia Koroleva (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2003
ISBN: 9781402016684
Number Of Pages: 526

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Future development in the Arctic and Subarctic region requires careful attention to the possible consequences of the development activities themselves, in relation to their environmental, socioeconomic and cultural impacts. A more thorough understanding of the impact of future activities, however, demands the dissemination and confrontation of results from different regions and different scientific traditions. This requires scientific cooperation, not only across disciplines but across borders. Primarily it requires both consensus and innovations in regard to methods. This text confronts such differences in approaches and methods in relation to the analysis of socioeconomic and environmental consequences of large-scale mineral and energy development activities in the Arctic and Subarctic, establishing the common ground upon which future research activities can be based.

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Assessing Consequences of Industrializationp. xi
Large Scale Environmental Dynamicsp. 1
Large Scale Environmental Dynamicsp. 3
CO[subscript 2]-Release from Permafrost Soils in Relation to Temperature Changesp. 7
The Kara-Barents Sea Shelf and Its Provincesp. 25
Industrial Development and Wildlife in Arctic Ecosystemsp. 35
Integrated Approach for Assessment of Polluted Areasp. 57
Methodologies for Remote Sensing of the Environmental Impacts of Industrial Activity in the Arctic and Sub-Arcticp. 67
Oil and Gas Development in the North Seap. 89
Forest Management and Biodiversityp. 101
Radioecological Assessment of Forest Ecosystems After Nuclear Accidentsp. 117
Environment and Securityp. 129
Local Environmental Dynamicsp. 149
Local Environmental Dynamicsp. 151
Long-Term Tundra Disturbances: Successful Colonizersp. 159
Long-term Evaluation of Methods for Rehabilitation of Lands Disturbed by Industrial Development in the Arcticp. 173
Ecological Approach to Rehabilitation of Lands Subjected to Air Pollution in the Kola Peninsulap. 191
Vegetation Responses to Anthropogenic Disturbancep. 207
Restoration and Recultivationp. 225
Succession on Disturbed Habitatsp. 235
Vegetation Cover Monitoringp. 243
Response of Plant Cover of Tundra Ecosystems to Oil-and-Gas Extraction Developmentp. 257
Large Scale Socio-Economic Dynamicsp. 273
Large-Scale Economic and Social Dynamicsp. 275
Planning for the Impacts of Megaprojectsp. 281
Labor Market Perspectives on Resource Developmentp. 303
Macroeconomic Analysis of the Open Trade Economy and the Greenland Economyp. 319
Mining Activities: The Human Working Environmentp. 337
Abandoned Mining Exploration Equipment in Nunavikp. 353
Regional Climate Change and Adaptation Capacityp. 369
Nuclear Risk and Vulnerabilityp. 385
Local Community Socio-Economic Dynamicsp. 407
Local Social and Cultural Dynamicsp. 409
Tourism Impactsp. 415
Impacts on Indigenous Populationsp. 425
Social Capital and Community Capacity Buildingp. 437
Surviving in the Oil Agep. 449
Methods for Native Land Use and Occupancy (Luo) Researchp. 463
Methodology of Social Impact Follow-up Modelingp. 479
Community Involvementp. 491
List of contributorsp. 515
Subject Indexp. 519
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ISBN: 9781402016684
ISBN-10: 1402016689
Series: NATO Science Series IV
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 526
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.08

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