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About this book
About this book
This book is an updated version of a previously published title Techniques in Bioproductivity and Photosynthesis, 2nd Edition (Coombs et al ) and, like its predecessor, has derived from UNEP-sponsored training courses which are internationally known and respected. The book provides unique coverage of all the major parameters of plant growth and relates them to the subject of global climate change.
Photosynthesis and the changing environment, D.O. Hall and S.P. Long; measurement of plant biomass and net primary production, M.J. Roberts et al; remote sensing of biomass and productivity, J.M.O. Scurlock and S.D. Prince; plant growth analysis, C.L. Seadle; plant microclimate, M.B. Jones; controlled-environment studies, T.W. Tibbitts and R.W. Langhans; canopy structure and light interception, P.S. Nobel et al; functional leaf anatomy, H.R. Bolhar-Nordenkampf and G. Draxler; water relations, C.L. Beadle et al; measurement of CO2 assimilation by plants in the field and the laboratory, S.P. Long and J.-E. Hallgran; polarographic measurement of oxygen, D.A. Walker; carbon isotope discrimination, H. Griffiths; chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool in photosynthesis research, H.R. Bolhar-Nordenkampf and G.O. Oquist; modelling - leaf to canopy, I.N. Forseth and J.M. Norman; models of canopy carbon and water balance - tools for data synthesis, R.E. McMurtrie; carbon partitioning, J.F. Farrar; carbon metabolism, R.C. Leegood; chloroplasts and protoplasts, R.C. Leegood and D.A. Walker; thylakoid components and processes, G. Hind; nitrogen fixation and nitrate reduction, P. Lindblad and M.G. Guerrero; ammonia assimiliation, photorespiration and amino-acid biosynthesis, P.J. Lea and R.D. Blackwell; micro-algae - laboratory growth techniques and the biotechnology of biomass production, A. Vonshak. Appendices: equipment for crop and environmental physiology - specifications, sources and costs, M.J. Bingham and S.P. Long; experimental design and presentation of results, S.P. Long and J.M.O. Scurlock; biomass production and data, D.O. Hall and J.M.O. Scurlock; units, symbols and abbreviations, conversion factors, solar radiation, J.M.O. Scurlock and S.P. Long.