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Polar Ecology

A cold climate and long, dark winters have profound effects on the environment in which animals and plants try to survive. In addition, the productive season is short, which means that there is limited time to reproduce and to gather stores of energy. Climatic conditions are most severe in the northern parts of the AMAP region, while some of its southern areas are better described as subarctic or even northern temperate, having fewer of the limitations typical of the polar region.

807: Persistent Toxic Substances, Food Security, and Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North

11 aug. 2014


Polar Ecology.pdf