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Sea ice, rain-on-snow and tundra reindeer nomadism in Arctic Russia

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Sea ice loss is accelerating in the Barents and Kara Seas (BKS). Assessing potential linkages between sea ice retreat/thinning and the region's ancient and unique social-ecological systems is a pressing task. Tundra nomadism remains a vitally important livelihood for indigenous Nenets and their large reindeer herds. Warming summer air temperatures have been linked to more frequent and sustained summer high-pressure systems over West Siberia, Russia, but not to sea ice retreat. At the same tim...

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10.1098/rsbl.2016.0466

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
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Name:
Natural Environment Research Council
Funding agency for:
Macias-Fauria, M
Grant:
NE/L011859/1
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Name:
Academy of Finland
Grant:
Decisionsno.256991
JPIClimateno.291581
no.251111
Publisher:
Royal Society
Journal:
Biology Letters More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
11
Article number:
20160466
Publication date:
2016-11-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-13
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EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
Language:
English
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660113
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2017-02-14

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