Long-term Environmental Change in Arctic and Antarctic Lakes

  • John P. Smol
  • Reinhard Pienitz
  • Marianne S. V. Douglas

Part of the Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research book series (DPER, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Major Indicators and Approaches

    1. Reinhard Pienitz, Marianne S. V. Douglas, John P. Smol
      Pages 1-17
    2. Alexander P. Wolfe, Gifford H. Miller, Carrie A. Olsen, Steven L. Forman, Peter T. Doran, Sofia U. Holmgren
      Pages 19-52
    3. Konrad Gajewski, Glen M. MacDonald
      Pages 89-116
    4. Reinhard Pienitz, Marianne S. V. Douglas, John P. Smol, Paul B. Hamilton
      Pages 117-157
    5. Ole Bennike, Klaus P. Brodersen, Erik Jeppesen, Ian R. Walker
      Pages 159-186
    6. Thomas W. D. Edwards, Brent B. Wolfe, John J. Gibson, Dan Hammarlund
      Pages 187-207
    7. Derek C. G. Muir, Neil L. Rose
      Pages 209-239
  3. Regional Syntheses

    1. Alexander P. Wolfe, I. Rod Smith
      Pages 241-268
    2. Bruce P. Finney, Kathleen Rühland, John P. Smol, Marie-Andrée Fallu
      Pages 269-318
    3. N. John Anderson, David B. Ryves, Marianne Grauert, Suzanne McGowan
      Pages 319-347
    4. Glen M. MacDonald, Thomas W. D. Edwards, Bruce Gervais, Tamsin E. Laing, Michael F. J. Pisaric, David F. Porinchu et al.
      Pages 349-380
    5. Dominic A. Hodgson, Peter T. Doran, Donna Roberts, Andrew McMinn
      Pages 419-474
    6. Peter T. Doran, John C. Priscu, W. Berry Lyons, Ross D. Powell, Dale T. Andersen, Robert J. Poreda
      Pages 475-507
    7. Reinhard Pienitz, Marianne S. V. Douglas, John P. Smol
      Pages 509-540
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 541-562

About this book


Concerns about the effects of global climate change have focused attention on the vulnerability of circumpolar regions. Long-term historical data are needed to better understand the magnitude and direction of environmental change related to both natural and anthropogenic causes, as well as to assess patterns of natural variability. The paucity of instrumental data requires that proxy methods be used. The abundance of lakes throughout the Arctic and Antarctic makes paleolimnological approaches especially powerful tools to assist interpretations of environmental change.

This book provides a synthesis of the broad spectrum of techniques available for generating long-term environmental records from circumpolar lakes. It also provides overviews of the geographic extent of paleolimnological work completed thus far in these regions. It explores the diverse ways in which paleolimnology is used to address the pressing and emerging environmental issues of high-latitude regions. By providing both an introduction and in-depth reviews, this volume is of interest to students and advanced researchers alike who are studying earth, atmospheric and environmental sciences.


Antarctic Arctic Climate change Lakes Paleolimnology climate climate change environment environmental change Holocene hydrology limnology paleolimnology pollution Sediment water

Editors and affiliations

  • John P. Smol
    • 1
  • Reinhard Pienitz
    • 2
  • Marianne S. V. Douglas
    • 3
  1. 1.Queen's UniversityKingstonCanada
  2. 2.Université LavalQuébecCanada
  3. 3.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2125-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2126-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5299
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