Arkansas geoscientist publishes book on climate change in cold regions

John C. Dixon's book features contributions from 44 scientists based around the world. | Contributed photo
University of Arkansas geoscientist John C. Dixon recently co-edited a book, "Source-to-Sink Fluxes in Undisturbed Cold Environments," that captures the diversity of cold regions and how they are being affected by climate change.
 
“We identify the main factors accounting for differences in the amounts of solid and dissolved materials transported across cold climate landscapes,” Dixon said. “We also explain why there are variations in the amounts of solid and dissolved materials transported in different cold climate landscapes. This research has particular implications for water quality and nutrient availability in these ecologically sensitive environments.”
 
The book features contributions from 44 scientists based around the world and details the variables that make cold landscapes so diverse. Information in the book includes 12 years of observations from 36 test sites. Covering arctic, Antarctic and alpine environments, the book details how researchers are working to understand the ways these environments will likely change due to climate change.
 
“We are seeing a window to what will happen less intensely at lower latitudes,” said Dixon, who teaches in the Department of Geosciences and the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.
 
Dixon’s co-editors on the book are Achim Beylich, from Norway, and Zbigniew Zwolinski, from Poland.

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