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The Impacts of Climate Variability on Forests


Series: Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences Volume: 74

Edited By: Martin Beniston and John L Innes

329 pages, 144 figs, 37 tabs


Paperback | Dec 1998 | #86782 | ISBN: 3540646817
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NHBS Price: £64.99 $79/€73 approx

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Covers the effects of different types of climate change within various forested ecosystems in Europe and North America, and looks at the interactions between the physical and biological elements of the Earth System. The integration of numerical modeling, statistical analysis and palaeoenvironmental approaches are also featured.


The impact of climatic extremes on forests - an introduction; meteorological extremes and their impacts on forests in the Czech Republic; changes in temperature variability in relation to shifts in mean temperatures in the Swiss Alpine region this century; precipitation and snow cover variability in the French Alps; documenting the effects of recent climate change at treeline in the Canadian Rockies; managing Swiss forests - when climate intervenes; worldwide positions of alpine treelines and their causes; impacts of climatic variability and extreme on forests - synthesis. (Part contents)

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