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Discusses the relationship between ecosystem structure and function and the biological energy productivity of plants, with respect to global climate change.
Contributors. Preface. Terrestrial Primary Productivity: Definitions and Milestones, J. Roy and B. Saugier. Component Processes: Canopy Photosynthesis: History, Measurements, and Models, D.D. Baldocchi and J.S. Amthor. Terrestrial Higher Plant Respiration and Net Primary Production, J.S. Amthor and D.D. Baldocchi. Phenology, Growth, and Allocation in Global Terrestrial Productivity, R.B. Jackson, M.J. Lechowicz, X. Li, and H.A. Mooney. From Plant Soil: Litter Production and Decomposition, R. Joffre and G.I. Agren. Herbivory and Trophic Interactions, S.J. McNaughton. Water, Nitrogen, Rising Atmospheric CO2, and Terrestrial Productivity, D. Loustau, B. Hungate, and B.G. Drake. How Does Biodiversity Control Primary Productivity?, J. Roy. Ecosystem Productive Performance: Productivity of Arctic Ecosystems, G. Shaver and S. Jonasson. Productivity of Boreal Forests, P.G. Jarvis, B. Saugier, and E.-D. Schulze. Productivity of Evergreen and Deciduous Temperate Forests, P.B. Reich and P. Bolstad. Productivity of Temperate Grasslands, O.E. Sala. Productivity of Agro-ecosystems, J. Goudriaan, J.J. Rob Goot, and P.W.J. Uithol. Hierarchy and Productivity of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems, S. Rambal. Productivity of Deserts, J.R. Ehleringer. Productivity of Tropical Savannas and Grasslands, J.I. House and D.O. Hall. Productivity of Tropical Rain Forests, J. Grace, Y. Malhi, N. Higuchi, and P. Meir. Global Productivity: Determining Present Patterns of Global Productivity, W. Cramer, R.J. Olson, S.D. Prince, and J.M.O. Schurlock. Integrating Global Models of Terrestrial Primary Productivity, P. Ciais, P. Friedlingstein, A. Friend, and D.S. Schimel. Reconstructing and Modeling Past Changes in Terrestrial Primary Productivity, J. Guiot, I.C. Prentice, C. Peng, D. Jolly, F. Laarif, and B. S mith. Global Terrestrial Productivity and Carbon Balance, R.A. Houghton. Predicting the Future Productivity and Distribution of Global Terrestrial Vegetation, F.I. Woodward, M.R. Lomas, and S.E. Lee. Estimations of Global Terrestrial Productivity: Converging Toward a Single Number?, B. Saugier, J. Roy, and H.A. Mooney. Index. Previous Volumes in Series.