ACIA Scientific Report

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Chapter 1: Introduction to the ACIA (pp. 1-20)

Chapter 2: Arctic Climate - Past and Present (pp. 21-60)

Chapter 3: Changing Arctic: Indigenous Perspectives (pp. 61-98)

Chapter 4:  Future Climate Change: Modeling and Scenarios (pp. 99-150)

Chapter 5:  Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation (pp. 151-182)

Chapter 6:  Cryosphere and Hydrology (pp. 183-242)

Chapter 7:  Arctic Tundra and Polar Desert Ecosystems (pp. 243-352)

Chapter 8:  Freshwater Ecosystems and Fisheries (pp. 353-452)

Chapter 9:  Marine Systems (pp. 453-538)

Chapter 10:  Principles of Conserving the Arctic’s Biodiversity (pp. 539-596)

Chapter 11:  Management and Conservation of Wildlife in a Changing Arctic Environment (pp. 597-648)

Chapter 12:  Hunting, Herding, Fishing and Gathering: Indigenous Peoples and Renewable Resource Use in the Arctic (pp. 649-690)

Chapter 13:  Fisheries and Aquaculture (pp. 691-780)

Chapter 14:  Forests, Land Management, and Agriculture (pp. 781-862)

Chapter 15:  Human Health (pp. 863-906)

Chapter 16:  Infrastructure: Buildings, Support Systems, and Industrial Facilities (pp. 907-944)

Chapter 17:  Climate Change in the Context of Multiple Stressors and Resilience (pp. 945-988)

Chapter 18:  Summary and Synthesis of the ACIA (pp. 989-1020)