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Vegetation Dynamics and Global Change

By: Allen M Solomon (Editor), Herman H Shugart (Editor)

364 pages, 24pp of colour illus

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #21742 | ISBN: 0412036819
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #21741 | ISBN: 0412036711
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About this book

Introduction for students and professionals in ecology, environmental science, biomathematics, forestry and the earth sciences to the sophisticated mathematical and computational tools used to predict the rate of change in the world's forests.

The book is a fine step in the right direction in a field that is moving very fast indeed. ... a thoroughly scholarly and constructive contribution that will be a primary reference over the next years. Book Reviews; The book is a fine step in the right direction in a field that is moving very fast indeed. ... a thoroughly scholarly and constructive contribution that will be a primary reference over the next years. Book Reviews; The book is a fine step in the right direction in a field that is moving very fast indeed. ... a thoroughly scholarly and constructive contribution that will be a primary reference over the next years. Book Reviews


Contents

Part 1 Introduction: global change, Herman H. Shugart; biotic responses to global environmental change - biospheric implications of global environmental change, Allen M. Solomon and Wolfgang P. Cramer; CO2 fertilization - the great uncertainty in future vegetation development, Christian Korner; leaf responses to the environment and extrapolation to larger scales, F.I. Woodward; the prediction and physiological significance of tree height, A.D. Friend; uncertainties in the terrestrial carbon cycle, W.M. Post; coupling of the atmosphere with vegetation, Phillipe Martin. Part 2 Measuring global vegetation change: monitoring vegetation change using satellite data, B.N. Rock, et al; global geographic information systems and databases for vegetation change studies, David L. Skole, et al; assessing impacts of climate change on vegetation using climate classification systems, Wolfgang P. Cramer and Rik Leemans; vegetation diversity and classification systems, G. Grabherr and S. Kojima. Part 3 Modelling global vegetation change: modelling large-scale vegetation dynamics, I. Colin Prentice, et al; rapid simulations of vegetation stand dynamics with mixed life-forms, Mark R. Fulton; plant functional types, T.M. Smith, et al; vegetation functional classification systems as approaches to predicting and quantifying global vegetation change, J.P. Grime; modelling crop responses to environmental change, Cynthia Rosenzwieg.


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