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Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Edited By: Adam Markham

463 pages, Illus, figs, tabs, maps

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #86771 | ISBN: 079235124X
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About this book

Reprinted from Climatic Change, 39:2-3.

'... it will be of interest to many working on the ecology and management of these forests ...' Progress in Environmental Science, 1:4 (1999)


Contents

Potential impacts of climate change on tropical forest ecosystems, A. Markham; a climate change scenario for the tropics, M. Hulme, D. Viner; tropical forests under the climates of the last 30,000 years, J.R. Flenley; potential changes in tropical storms, hurricanes, and extreme rainfall events as a result of climate change, K. Walsh, A.B. Pittock; possible impacts of climate variability and change on tropical forest hydrology, M. Bonell; potential impacts of climate change on fire regimes in the tropics based on MAGICC and a GISS GCM-derived lightning model, J.G. Goldammer, C. Price; tropical forests in a CO2-rich world, C. Korner; tropical forests in a future climate - changes in biological diversity and impact on the global carbon cycle, F.A. Bazzaz; the potential effects of elevated CO2 and climate change on tropical forest soils and biogeochemical cycling, W.L. Silver; relating tree physiology to past and future changes in tropical rainforest tree communities, T.A. Kursar; responses of tropical trees to rainfall seasonality and its long-term changes, R. Borchert; deep soil moisture storage and transpiration in forests and pastures of seasonally-dry amazonia, P.H. Jipp, et al; ecological implications of changes in drought patterns: shifts in forest composition in panama, R. Condit; potential impact of climatic change on tropical rain forest seedlings and forest regeneration, T.C. Whitmore; potential impacts of climate change on tropical Asian forests through an influence on phenology, R.T. Corlett, J.V. Lafrankie, Jr; possible effects of climate change on plant/herbivore interactions in moist tropical forests, P.D. Coley; global climate change and tropical forest genetic resources, K.S. Bawa, S. Dayanandan; a model of conductive heat flow in forest edges and fragmented landscapes, J.R. Malcolm; vulnerability of island tropical montane cloud forests to climate change, with special reference to East Maui, Hawaii, L.L. Loope, T.W. Giambelluca; vulnerabilities of tropical forests to climate change - the significance of resident epiphytes, D.H. Benzing; potential effects of climate change on two neutropical amphibian assemblages, M.A. Donnelly, M.L. Crump; climate change and tropical forests in India, N.H. Ravindranath, R. Sukumar; sustainable development, climate change and tropical rain forest landscape, P.S. Ramakrishnan; drought in the rain forest, Part II: an update based on the 1994 ENSO event, N. Salafsky. (Part contents).

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