Ecological Responses and Adaptations of Crops to Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Ecological Responses and Adaptations of Crops to Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

by Zoltan Tuba
     
 

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As the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere increases, so does discussion among scientists, politicians, and the public about the effects. The increased concentration, attributed to fossil fuel burning and land use changes, is expected to influence climate and also affect the process of photosynthesis—raising important questions about the consequences

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As the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere increases, so does discussion among scientists, politicians, and the public about the effects. The increased concentration, attributed to fossil fuel burning and land use changes, is expected to influence climate and also affect the process of photosynthesis—raising important questions about the consequences for human and livestock diets. Contributors covering most climatic regions of the Earth assess the likely impact of CO2 concentration on major crops and grassland species as well as citrus, pulp trees, and grapevines. A final paper suggests that the impact on carbon storage in agricultural soils appears to be relatively limited. The 19 papers also were published as Journal of Crop Improvement v.13, nos.1/2, 2005. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9781560221210
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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