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Climate change and Polar Terrestrial Ecosystems
Entry ID: Polar_Ecosystem_Global_Warming_Huiskes_IPY59_NL

Abstract: Environmental manipulation studies are integral to determine impacts of climate warming. Chambers are predominantly used to assess summer warming on terrestrial biota, while changes during other seasons are given less attention even though chambers are left in the field year-round. In addition, extreme events such as maximum or minimum temperatures and freeze-thaw events are often ignored. In this review we discuss the effects Open Top Chambers (OTCs) on temperature and how seasonal warming and extreme events vary between locations. Implications of these effects are discussed and suggestions to improve the use of passive warming chambers are made.

Purpose: It is our aim to combine the research effort that has been put into climate change studies using OTCs. Concerns were raised for using OTCs by Kennedy (1995) and Marion et al. (1997) for using passive warming chambers. This will be systematically addressed. Different climate simulation methods have been reviewed in their effectiveness.
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Description: Downloadable data at the Dutch National Polar Data Center
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -51.76   S: -51.76   E: -59.03   W: -59.03
  N: -60.71   S: -60.71   E: -45.59   W: -45.59
  N: -67.61   S: -67.61   E: -68.22   W: -68.22

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ad Huiskes
Dataset Series Name: Effect of global warming on ecosystems functioning in Polar habitats
Dataset Release Place: The Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
Version: Not provided
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-10-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
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Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +31 222 369 329
Fax: +31 222 319 674
Email: marten.tacoma at
Email: dmg at
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 59
City: Den Burg
Postal Code: 1790 AB
Country: NL

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +31 222 369 479
Fax: +31 222 319 674
Email: bruin at
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 59
City: Den Burg
Postal Code: 1790 AB
Country: NL
Phone: +31 6 51 817 845
Fax: +31 (0)113 573616
Email: ad.huiskes at
Contact Address:
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
P.O.Box 140
City: Yerseke
Province or State: Zeeland
Postal Code: 4400 AC
Country: ND
Stef Bokhorst ? Ad Huiskes ? Peter Convey ?Brent J. Sinclair ? Marc Lebouvier ?Bart Van de Vijver ? Diana H.Wall (2011-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), Microclimate impacts of passive warming methods in Antarctica:implications for climate change studies, Polar Biology, Springer, doi:DOI 10.1007/s00300-011-0997-y
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-01-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-09-17