Global Change and Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems / Edition 1

Global Change and Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems / Edition 1

by Jose Moreno, Harold A. Mooney
     
 

Regions with Mediterranean-type climates include parts of California, South America, Australia, and of course, Europe. The effect of global climate change on these heavily populated areas will have major social and political ramifications.
This volume addresses issues in these areas, from processes at the leaf level to the individual, ecosystem, and landscape… See more details below

Overview

Regions with Mediterranean-type climates include parts of California, South America, Australia, and of course, Europe. The effect of global climate change on these heavily populated areas will have major social and political ramifications.
This volume addresses issues in these areas, from processes at the leaf level to the individual, ecosystem, and landscape levels. This book will serve to raise awareness on the significance of these types of ecosystems, and on their sensitivity to the threat that global change represents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387943527
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/20/1995
Series:
Ecological Studies Series, #117
Edition description:
1995
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
1.25(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
1Relevance of Regional Models for Analyzing Future Climate Change in the Iberian Peninsula1
2Modeling Leaf Level Effects of Elevated CO[subscript 2] on Mediterranean Sclerophylls35
3Direct Effects of Elevated CO[subscript 2] in Chaparral and Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems58
4Biomass Partitioning and Resource Allocation of Plants from Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems: Possible Responses to Elevated Atmospheric CO[subscript 2]76
5Preliminary Studies of the Long-Term CO[subscript 2] Response of Mediterranean Vegetation Around Natural CO[subscript 2] Vents102
6Anticipated Effects of Elevated CO[subscript 2] and Climate Change on Plants from Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems Utilizing Results of Studies in Other Ecosystems121
7Plant Responses to Drought Under Climate Change in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems140
8Functional Attributes of Angiosperm Hemiparasites and Their Hosts and Predictions of Possible Effects of Global Climate Change on Such Relationships161
9Effects of Global Change on Plant-Animal Synchrony: Implications for Pollination and Seed Dispersal in Mediterranean Habitats181
10The Coastal Sage Scrub-Chaparral Boundary and Response to Global Climatic Change203
11Vegetation Response to Climatic Change in a Dune Ecosystem in Southern Spain225
12Monitoring Ecosystem Response to Global Change: High Spatial Resolution Digital Imagery239
13Monitoring Ecosystem Response to Global Change: Multitemporal Remote Sensing Analyses254
14Microbe-Plant Interactions in Mediterranean-Type Habitats: Shifts in Fungal Symbiotic and Saprophytic Functioning in Response to Global Change287
15Soil Organic Matter in Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems and Global Climatic Changes: A Case Study - The Soils of the Mediterranean Basin306
16Ecosystem Response to Elevated CO[subscript 2]: Nutrient Availability and Nutrient Cycling326
17Volatile Organics in Mediterranean Shrubs and Their Potential Role in a Changing Environment343
18Using Catchments of Contrasting Hydrological Conditions to Explore Climate Change Effects on Water and Nutrient Flows in Mediterranean Forests371
19Water Balance of Mediterranean Ecosystems Under a Changing Climate386
20Patterns of Fire Occurrence Across a Climatic Gradient and Its Relationship to Meteorological Variables in Spain408
21Sensitivity of Fire Regime in Chaparral Ecosystems to Climate Change435
22Global Environmental Change to and the Future of Mediterranean Forest Avifauna457
23Monitoring Environmental Change Through Amphibian Populations471
24Conservation, Restoration, and Research Priorities for Mediterranean Uplands Threatened by Global Climate Change482
Index509

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