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Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Global and Regional Aspects and Implications Joint Publication with the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America

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Climate change is no longer merely projected to occur in the indeterminate future. It has already begun to be manifested in the weather regimes affecting agroecosystems, food production, and rural livelihoods in many regions around the world. It is a real and growing challenge to the world at large and in particular to the scientific community, which is called upon with increasing urgency to understand its causes and manifestations, and to develop solutions.

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Overview

Climate change is no longer merely projected to occur in the indeterminate future. It has already begun to be manifested in the weather regimes affecting agroecosystems, food production, and rural livelihoods in many regions around the world. It is a real and growing challenge to the world at large and in particular to the scientific community, which is called upon with increasing urgency to understand its causes and manifestations, and to develop solutions.

The second volume in the ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation, Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Global and Regional Aspects and Implications is published jointly by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America and Imperial College Press. The ongoing series is dedicated to elucidating the actual and potential impacts of climate change, and to formulating effective responses to this global challenge. It is designed to inform, spur, and integrate the work of leading researchers in the major regions of the world, and to further international cooperation in this crucial field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848169838
  • Publisher: Imperial College Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2012
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface vii

About the Editors ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Global and Regional Perspectives Daniel Hillel Cynthia Rosenzweig xvii

Section I Themes 1

Chapter 1 Agriculture and Environment in a Crowding and Warming World Daniel Hillel Cynthia Rosenzweig 3

Chapter 2 Contributions to Climate Change Solutions from the Agronomy Perspective David W. Wolfe 11

Section II Regions 31

Chapter 3 North American Perspectives on Potential Climate Change and Agricultural Responses Jerry L. Hatfield 33

Chapter 4 Latin American Perspectives on Adaptation of Agricultural Systems to Climate Variability and Change Walter E. Baethgen Lisa Goddard 57

Chapter 5 European Perspectives: An Agronomic Science Plan for Food Security in a Changing Climate John R. Porter Jean-Francois Soussana Elias Fereres Stephen Long Fritz Mohren Pirjo Peltonen-Sainio Joachim von Braun 73

Chapter 6 African Perspectives on Climate Change and Agriculture: Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Potential Jesse Naab Andre Bationo Benson M. Wafula Pierre S. Traore Robert Zougmore Mamadou Ouattara Ramadjita Tabo Paul L. G. Vlek 85

Chapter 7 Australia and New Zealand Perspectives on Climate Change and Agriculture Peter J. Thorburn Michael J. Robertson Brent E. Clothier Val O. Snow Ed Charmley Jon Sanderman Edmar Teixeira Robyn A. Dynes Alistair Hall Hamish Brown S. Mark Howden Michael Battaglia 107

Chapter 8 Middle East and North Africa Perspectives on Climate Change and Agriculture: Adaptation Strategies Shawki Barghouti Shoaib Ismail Rachael McDonnell 143

Chapter 9 Israeli Perspectives on Climate Change Influences on Semi-Arid Agriculture, Forestry and Soil Conservation Shabtai Cohen Guy Levy Meni Ben-Hur 161

Chapter 10 China Perspectives on Climate Change and Agriculture: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation Potential Liang Tang Yan Zhu Weixing Cao Yu Zhang 193

Chapter 11 South Asia Perspectives on Climate Change and Agriculture: Adaptation Options Pramod Aggarwal Himanshu Pathak Soora N. Kumar Pradeep Sharma 209

Section III Programs and Projects 223

Chapter 12 Research Needs for Agriculture Under Elevated Carbon Dioxide Mary Beth Kirkham 225

Chapter 13 Contributions of WMO Programs in Addressing Climate Change and Agriculture Mannava V.K. Sivakumar Oksana Tarasova Slobodan Nickovic Deon Terblanche Ghassem Asrar 235

Chapter 14 The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP): Integrated Regional Assessment Projects Cynthia Rosenzweig James W. Jones Jerry L. Hatfield Carolyn Z. Mutter Samuel G.K. Adiku Ashfaq Ahmed Yacob Beletse Babooji Gangwar Dileepkumar Guntuku Job Kihara Patricia Masikati Ponnusamy Paramasivan K.P.C. Rao Lareef Zubair 263

Conclusion Agricultural Solutions for Climate Change at Global and Regional Scales Cynthia Rosenzweig Daniel Hillel 281

Index 293

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