Series: SCOPE - Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment Volume: 45
Edited By: HA Mooney, E Medina, D Schindler, E Schulze and B Walker
296 pages, B/w photos, figs, line illus
Explores the potential of ecosystem experimentation as a tool for understanding and predicting changes in the biosphere. Areas investigated include deforestation, desertification, El Nino phenomenon, acid rain, watersheds, wetlands, aquatic and climatic changes.
CONTRIBUTED PAPERS; El Niqo in the Galapagos Islands: A Natural Experiment (F. Trillmich); Deforestation in the Tropics: Evaluation of Experiences in the Amazon Basin Focusing on Atmosphere-Forest Interactions (E. Medina); What Ecological Lessons Can We Learn from Deforestation Processes in the Past?; (C. Tamm); Desertification: A Tale of Two Feedbacks (R. Graetz); Acid Rain--A Large-Scale, Unwanted Experiment in Forest Ecosystems (E.-D; Schulze & B. Ulrich); What Can We Learn from Uncontrolled Ecosystem Experiments with Inorganic and Organic Micropollution?; (R. Herrmann); Whole-Lake Experiments at the Experimental Lakes Area (D. Schindler); The Role of Fire in Determining Stream Water Chemistry in Northern Coniferous Forests (S. Bayley & D. Schindler); Acidification: Whole-Catchment Manipulations (R. Wright); Ecosystem Experiments in Wetlands (K. Ewel); The Disturbance of Forested Watersheds (P. Attiwill); The Mathematics of Complex Systems (S. Levin); GROUP REPORTS; Aquatic Ecosystem Experiments in the Context of Global Climate Change: Working Group Report (J. Kitchell); Whole-Terrestrial Ecosystem Experiments in the Context of Global Change: Working Group Report (B. Walker); Available Technologies for Field Experimentation with Elevated CO2 in Global Change Research (B. Strain); Index.
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