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Global Climate Change and Human Impacts on Forest Ecosystems: Postglacial Development, Present Situation and Future Trends in Central Europe

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Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 143

By: J Puhe and B Ulrich

592 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #113833 | ISBN: 3540671277
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About this book

&i;`This book is a major contribution in forest ecosystems research with a special focus on the central European region. By reviewing the impact of the past natural and anthropogenic climate changes on forest ecosystems, assessing the situation in the 1990's and the projected trends for the 21st century according to the climate models of the IPCC, the book is of importance also for other disciplines that are workingon aspects of global and regional climate change.'&o; Naturwissenschaften, Volume 88, 2001


Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Forest Ecosystem Fundamentals.- 3 Postglacial Development of Climate and Forest Ecosystems.- 4 Sources and Sinks of Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollution.- 5 Present State of Forest Ecosystems.- 6 Implications of Climatic Changes on Ecosystem Processes.- 7 Scenarios of Future Changes.- 8 Forest Management.- 9 Human Impacts in Central European Forests: Summary and Conclusions.


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