Interactions of the Major Biogeochemical Cycles: Global Changes and Human Impacts

Interactions of the Major Biogeochemical Cycles: Global Changes and Human Impacts

by Jerry M. Melillo
     
 

<p>The circulation and interactions of major elements such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, oxygen, and hydrogen are critical for the maintenance of the earth�s ecosystems. Human activities including agriculture, industry, and urbanization alter element interactions and contribute to major environmental problems ranging from climate change and depletion of… See more details below

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<p>The circulation and interactions of major elements such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, oxygen, and hydrogen are critical for the maintenance of the earth�s ecosystems. Human activities including agriculture, industry, and urbanization alter element interactions and contribute to major environmental problems ranging from climate change and depletion of the ozone layer to acidification of soils to the destruction of coral reefs.<p>Interactions of the Major Biogeochemical Cycles is a new scientific assessment of element interactions in the biosphere. It provides an up-to-date review of biogeochemistry and its effects on earth�s systems, with leading experts in biogeochemical cycling in atmospheric, land, freshwater, and marine environments offering chapters that summarize and synthesize information in each discipline. The book opens with chapters on cross-cutting issues that have significance in understanding global change effects and their potential management. These chapters address:<p>* trends in element interactions in response to global change<ul><li> the effects of natural disturbances<li> new approaches and methods for advancing our understanding of element interactions<li> the potential for managing element interactions to address major environmental issues</ul><p>

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559630658
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Colorplates, Figures, Tables, and Boxes
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
1Element Interactions and the Cycles of Life: An Overview1
2Human Disruption of Element Interactions: Drivers, Consequences, and Trends for the Twenty-first Century
3Disturbance and Elemental Interactions
4New Frontiers in the Study of Element Interactions
5Potential for Deliberate Management of Element Interactions to Address Major Environmental Issues
6Stoichiometry and Flexibility in the Hawaiian Model System117
7Element Interactions: Theoretical Considerations135
8Biogeochemical Interactions and Biodiversity151
9Keystone Molecules and Organic Chemical Flux from Plants177
10Elemental Interactions in Brazilian Landscapes as Influenced by Human Interventions193
11Elemental Interactions and Constraints on Root Symbiont Functioning211
12Multiple Element Interactions and Ecosystem Productivity with Emphasis on Micronutrients in Tropical Agroecosystems227
13Element Interactions and Trace Gas Exchange247
14Acid Deposition: S and N Cascades and Elemental Interactions259
15Atmospheric Chemistry and the Bioatmospheric Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles273
16The Role of Iron as a Limiting Nutrient for Marine Plankton Processes295
17Carbon-Silicon Interactions311
18Interactions among Carbon, Sulfur, and Nitrogen Cycles in Anoxic and Extreme Marine Environments323
List of Contributors337
SCOPE Series List343
SCOPE Executive Committee 2001-2004347
Index349

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