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The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change: Implications for Natural and Managed Ecosystems

Series: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Book Series Volume: 4

Edited By: Brian Walker, Will Steffen, Josep Canadell and John Ingram

439 pages, 11 col plates, 75 figs, 20 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 1999 | #71094 | ISBN: 0521624800
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This summary volume describes current understanding of how the world's vegetation, both natural and managed, is interacting with global environmental change. It describes both the impacts of global change on several key aspects of vegetation and the consequent feedback of these affects to further environmental change.

'Well worth a place in the library.' Bulletin of the British Ecological Society ' ! an excellent book, presenting deep information about the global change and its impact on the terrestrial biosphere in a very integral way ! I can highly recommend it as an example of a modern approach to organisation of international scientific effort in solving global problems ! Everyone, who wants to become acquainted with the current state of knowledge and with new findings concerning problems described above will be highly satisfied.' Acta Physiologiae Plantarum


Preface; 1. The nature of global change B. Walker and W. Steffen; 2. The study of ecosystems in the context of global change E.-D. Schulze, R. J. Scholes. J. R. Ehleringer, L. A. Hunt, J. Canadell, F. S. Chapin III and W. L. Steffen; 3. Networks and consortia J. Ingram, P. Canadell, T. Elliott, T. Hunt, S. Linder, D. Murdiyarso, M. S. Smith and C. Valentin; 4. The IGBP terrestrial transects W. L. Steffen, R. J. Scholes, C. Valentin, X. Zhang and J.-C. Menaut; 5. Data needs and limitations for broad-scale ecosystem modelling W. Cramer, R. Leemans, E.-D. Schulze, A. Bondeau, R. Scholes; 6. Use of models in global change studies J. Goudriaan, H. H. Shugart, H. Bugmann, W. Cramer, A. Bondeau and R. H. Gardner, T. Hunt, W. Lauenroth, J. Landsberg, S. Linder, I. Noble, W. Parton, L. Pitelka, M. S. Smith, B. Sutherst, C. Valentin and F. I. Woodward; 7. Ecosystem physiology responses to global change H. A. Mooney, J. Canadell, F. S. Chapin, J. Ehleringer, Ch. Korner, R. McMurtrie, W. J. Parton, L. Pitelka and E.-D. Schulz; 8. Ecosystem composition and structure W. Cramer, H. H. Shugart, I. R. Noble, F. I. Woodward, H. Bugmann, A. Bondeau, J. A. Foley, R. H. Gardner, B. Lauenroth, L. F. Pitelka, O. Sala and R. W. Sutherst; 9. Managed production systems P. Gregory, J. Ingram, B. Campbell, J. Goudriaan, T. Hunt, J. Landsberg, S. Linder, M. S. Smith, R. W. Sutherst and C. Valentin; 10. Biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems R. J. Scholes, E.-D. Schulze, L. F. Pitelka and D. O. Hall; 11. Global change, biodiversity and ecological complexity O. E. Sala, F. S. Chapin, R. H. Gardner, W. K. Lauenroth, H. A. Mooney and P. S. Ramakrishnan; 12. Interactive and integrated effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems B. Walker, W. Steffen and J. Langridge; Index.

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