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Explores how an understanding of ecological and evolutionary interactions will be essential in forecasting the biological consequences of global change.
Part 1 Patterns and determinants of climate and landscape change: scenarios of global warming, Stephen H. Schneider; evaluating landscape change - patterns of worldwide deforestation and local fragmentation, Martha J. Groom and Nathan Schumaker; population and community processes in the response of terrestrial ecosystems to global change, David S. Schimel. Part 2 Physiology and population responses to environmental change: terrestrial vegetation and climate change - integrating models and experiments, Stephen W. Pacala and George C. Hurtt; plant defense, herbivory, and climate change, Matthew P. Ayres; population responses to environmental change - operative environments, physiologically structured models, and population dynamics, Arthur E. Dunham; climate change and ecological interactions, Anthony R. Ives and George Gilchrist; individual-based models for predicting effects of global change, William W. Murdoch. Part 3 Evolutionary responses to environmental change: evolutionary genetics and climatic change - will animals adapt to global warming?, Ary A. Hoffmann and Mark W. Blows; evolutionary responses of plants to global change, Monica A. Gever and Todd E. Dawson; the evolutionary dynamics of fragmented plant populations, Kent S. Holsinger; genetic consequences of extinction and recolonization in fragmented habitats, David E. McCauley; evolution and extinction in response to environmental change, Michael Lynch and Russell Lande; global change - lessons from and for evolutionary biology, Joseph Travis and Douglas J. Futuyma. Part 4 Community responses to environmental change: species dynamics and global environmental change - a perspective from ecosystem experiments, Stephen R. Carpenter, et al; effects of global climate change on North American birds and their communities, Terry L. Root; implications of climate change for stream communities, Nancy B. Grimm; paleoecological perspectives on modeling broad-scale responses to global change, James S. Clark; carbon dioxide limitation and potential direct effects of its accumulation on plant communities, David Tilman; a salty and salutary perspective on global change, Robert T. Paine; forecasting ecological responses to global change - the need for large-scale comparative studies, Michael L. Pace. Part 5 Landscape change and habitat fragmentation: species invasions and deletions - community effects and responses to climate and habitat change, David M. Lodge; species diversity, spatial scale, and global change, Susan Harrison; effects of global change on the dynamics of insect host-parasitoid interactions, M.P. Hassell, et al; conservation planning for species occupying fragmented landscapes - the case of the Northern Spotted Owl, Kevin McKelvey, et al; part contents.