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Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World

Series: Global Change - The IGBP Series

By: Josep J Canadell (Editor), Diane E Pataki (Editor), Louis F Pitelka (Editor)

336 pages, 25 colour & 75 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Nov 2010 | #213288 | ISBN-13: 9783642069284
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Hardback | Feb 2007 | #160644 | ISBN-13: 9783540327295
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About this book

Over 100 authors present 25 contributions on the impacts of global change on terrestrial ecosystems including:
- critical impacts on processes of the earth system such as the effects of increasing CO2 on the net carbon uptake, and changes in functional biodiversity,
- impacts on ecosystem services such as wheat production and carbon storage in croplands, and
- impacts on the most sensitive regions in the world including the high latitudes and Southeast Asia.

Finally, the book explores fundamental new research developments such as identifying spatial thresholds and nonlinearities, the key role of urban development in global biogeochemical processes, and the need for stronger integration of natural and human dimensions in addressing the challenge of global change.

" [...] Das Werk gibt einen fundierten Einblick in den aktuellen Kenntnisstand einer Vielzahl von Aspekten der behandelten Thematik. Es zeigt, dass die verschiedenen Einflusse von Klima- und Umweltanderungen auf terrestrische Okosysteme zum Teil viel komplexer sind, als man es noch vor wenigen Jahren erwartet hatte. Dadurch ist dieses Werk nicht nur fur Wissenschaftler und Entscheidungstrager bedeutsam, die sich mit dem Einfluss zukunftiger Klima- und Umweltanderungen auf Mensch und Umwelt beschaftigen, sondern auch fur zahlreiche GeowissenschaftIer [...]"
- D. Uhl, in: Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie Teil II, 2007, Issue 5-6, S. 823 f.


Global change and the Earth System.- Global Ecology, Networks, and Research Synthesis.- Carbon and Water Cycles in the 21st Century.- CO2 Fertilization: When, Where, How Much?.- Ecosystem Responses to Warming and Interacting Global Change Factors.- Insights from Stable Isotopes on the Role of Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Global Carbon Cycle.- Effects of Urban Land-Use Change on Biogeochemical Cycles.- Saturation of the Terrestrial Carbon Sink.- Changing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning.- Functional Diversity - at the Crossroads between Ecosystem Functioning and Environmental Filters.- Linking Plant Invasions to Global Environmental Change.- Plant Biodiversity and Responses to Elevated Carbon Dioxide.- Predicting the Ecosystem Consequences of Biodiversity Loss: the Biomerge Framework.- Landscapes under Changing Disturbance Regimes.- Plant Species Migration as a Key Uncertainty in Predicting Future Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystems: Progress and Challenges.- Understanding Global Fire Dynamics by Classifying and Comparing Spatial Models of Vegetation and Fire.- Plant Functional Types: Are We Getting Any Closer to the Holy Grail?.- Spatial Nonlinearities: Cascading Effects in the Earth System.- Dynamic Global Vegetation Modeling: Quantifying Terrestrial Ecosystem Responses to Large-Scale Environmental Change.- Managing Ecosystem Services.- Wheat Production Systems and Global Climate Change.- Pests Under Global Change - Meeting Your Future Landlords?.- Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Potential in Agricultural Soils.- Carbon and Water Tradeoffs in Conversions to Forests and Shrublands.- Natural and Human Dimensions of Land Degradation in Drylands: Causes and Consequences.- Regions under Stress.- Southeast Asian Fire Regimes and Land Development Policy.- Global Change Impacts on Agroecosystems of Eastern China.- Terrestrial Ecosystems in Monsoon Asia: Scaling up from Shoot Module to Watershed.- Responses of High Latitude Ecosystems to Global Change: Potential Consequences for the Climate System.- Future Directions: the Global Land Project.- The Future Research Challenge: the Global Land Project.

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Josep Candadell Science officer of the global change and terrestrial ecosystems (GCTE) core project of IGBP at Standford University, and executive officer of GCTE at CSIRO-Australia. Currently, executive director of the Global Carbon Project, a joint project of IGBP, IHDP, WCRP, and Diversitas

Diane Pataki Former Scientific Officer for GCTE Focus 1, Ecosystem Physiology, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA. Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine, jointly in the Department of Earth System Science and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Louis Pitelka Chief Science Advisory for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Competitive Grants Program. Former Chair of the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems core project of IGBP. Involved in research on the effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems since 1990. Former Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Applications

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