Plant Responses to Elevated CO2: Evidence from Natural Springs

Plant Responses to Elevated CO2: Evidence from Natural Springs

by A. Raschi
     
 

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The rise in the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere since the start of industrialization, and the global warming associated with this greenhouse gas, has stimulated research into the response of plants to elevated levels of CO2. Much of this work has been carried out in controlled environments that provide limited information about long-term effects on vegetation.

Overview

The rise in the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere since the start of industrialization, and the global warming associated with this greenhouse gas, has stimulated research into the response of plants to elevated levels of CO2. Much of this work has been carried out in controlled environments that provide limited information about long-term effects on vegetation. In contrast, CO2-emitting mineral springs provide a unique opportunity to consider vegetation which has endured over many generations at naturally elevated levels of CO2. This volume presents findings from a range of sites, confirming the potential of these natural laboratories in the investigation of this important aspect of climate change.

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"Plant Responses is an excellent addition to the literature on the long-term impacts of elevated carbon dioxide on natural ecosystems...The set of contributors is top-notch, and the assemblage of topics covered is excellent...[T]his is a well-conceived and written book and an excellent resource work." Choice

"The rise in carbon dioxide levels resulting from fossil fuel consumption and deforestation concerns us all. There are social and economic factors to be considered as well as scientific. I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to gain perspective into the scientific aspects of this debate." Natural Areas Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521087292
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/11/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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