Grebmeier, J.M. and Maslowski, W. (eds.), 2014. The Pacific Arctic Region: Ecosystem Status and Trends in a Rapidly Changing Environment. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 450p. ISBN 978-94-017-8863-2. $179 hardcover. $139 e-book.

The editors have put together a very useful and informative text for an important ecological zone in the northern Pacific Ocean region, comprising the Bering and Chukchi shelves and eastern portion of the East Siberian shelf. The book considers various aspects of Pacific water transiting these shelves, particularly as a major driving force for the physical environment, ice extent and thickness, productivity, and carbon transport in the Amerasian Arctic. This important book brings together a diverse range of disciplines that when considered together help to better understand transitional zonations between the northern Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. Critical here is the reporting of new understanding of biophysical impacts associated with climate change. This new information is reported...

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