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D.N. Thomas, G.E. Fogg, P. Convey, C.H. Fritsen, J.-M. Gili, R. Gradinger, J. Laybourn-Parry, K. Reid, and D.W.H. Walton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199298112

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.001.0001

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Human impact on polar regions

Human impact on polar regions

Chapter:
(p.301) 11 Human impact on polar regions
Source:
The Biology of Polar Regions
Author(s):

David N. Thomas

G.E. (Tony) Fogg

Peter Convey

Christian H. Fritsen

Josep-Maria Gili

Rolf Gradinger

Johanna Laybourn-Parry

Keith Reid

David W.H. Walton

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0011

This chapter discusses the impact of humans on polar regions. Topics covered include the first invasions by humans, the ecology of pre-industrial humans in the Arctic, sealing and whaling, hunting, fishing, pastoral and agriculture development, introduction of non-native organisms by humans, mineral and oil extraction, pollution, tourism, military uses of the polar regions, and conservation.

Keywords:   Arctic, sealing, whaling, hunting, fishing, agriculture development, oil extraction, pollution, tourism, conservation

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