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About this book
About this book
Reviews existing impact and possible future effects of global change in Asia.
List of contributors; Preface; 1. Asian change in the context of global change: an overview J. N. Galloway , D. S. Ojima and J. M. Melillo; 2. Paleoclimatic change of monsoonal China linked to global change Z. S. An and L. G. Thompson; 3. Coupled biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur in the land-ocean-atmosphere system F. T. Mackenzie, L. M. Ver and A. Lerman; 4. Biomass burning: an ecosystem process of global significance J.-P. Malingreau and Y. H. Zhuang; 5. Asian grassland biogeochemistry: factors affecting past and future dynamics of Asian grasslands D. S. Ojima, X. Xiao, C. Togtohyn and X. S. Zhang; 6. Carbon and water exchange of terrestrial systems E. -D. Schulze and M. Heimann; 7. Interannual variation in the terrestrial carbon cycle: significance of Asian tropical forest conversion to imbalances in the global carbon budget D. L. Skole, W. A. Salas and C. Silapathong; 8. Methane emissions from rice fields H. U. Neue and J. Boonjawat; 9. Drainage basins, river systems, and anthropogenic change: the Chinese example C. J. Vorosmarty, C. Li, J. Sun and Z. Dai; 10. Sediment and nutrient transport to the coastal zone D. Hu, Y. Saito and S. Kempe; 11. Carbon and nutrients in the ocean C-T. A. Chen and S. Tsunogai; 12. Preliminary assessment of impacts of global change on Asia C. B. Fu, Jeong-woo Kim and Z. C. Zhao; 13. Symposium summary D. Ye and M. Yoshino; Index.
363 pages, 90 col and b/w illus, figs, 29 tabs
'Chapters are self-contained, well illustrated, data rich, and well edited. The book is recommended for both the general scientific reader and the specialist who wishes to learn more about biochemical processes in Asia.' Ronald L. Sass, Environment