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North American Temperate Deciduous Forest Responses to Changing Precipitation Regimes / Edition 1
     

North American Temperate Deciduous Forest Responses to Changing Precipitation Regimes / Edition 1

by Paul Hanson, J.W. Elwood, Stan D. Wullschleger
 

ISBN-10: 0387003096

ISBN-13: 9780387003092

Pub. Date: 05/12/2003

Publisher: Springer New York

Large-scale experimentation allows scientists to test the specific responses of ecosystems to changing environmental conditions. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory together with other Federal and University scientists conducted a large-scale climatic change experiment at the Walker Branch Watershed in Tennessee, a model upland hardwood forest in North

Overview

Large-scale experimentation allows scientists to test the specific responses of ecosystems to changing environmental conditions. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory together with other Federal and University scientists conducted a large-scale climatic change experiment at the Walker Branch Watershed in Tennessee, a model upland hardwood forest in North America. This volume synthesizes mechanisms of forest ecosystem response to changing hydrologic budgets associated with climatic change drivers. The authors explain the implications of changes at both the plant and stand levels, and they extrapolate the data to ecosystem-level responses, such as changes in nutrient cycling, biodiversity and carbon sequestration. In analyzing data, they also discuss similarities and differences with other temperate deciduous forests. Source data for the experiment has been archived by the authors in the U.S. Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Information and Analysis Center (CDIAC) for future analysis and modeling by independent investigators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387003092
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
05/12/2003
Series:
Ecological Studies Series , #166
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
• Preface
• Introduction
• Carbon Cycle Processes
• Water Cycle Processes* Decomposition and Soil Carbon Turnover
• Plant Growth and Mortality
• Response of Other Organisms
• Forest Stand-Level Syntheses
• Extrapolations
• Appendix: List of Scientific and Common Species Names

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