The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change: Implications for Natural and Managed Ecosystems

The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change: Implications for Natural and Managed Ecosystems

by Brian Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521624290

ISBN-13: 9780521624299

Pub. Date: 03/25/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This new synthesis summarises the international research effort in the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) Core Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. Five major thematic areas are covered: ecosystem physiology; ecosystem structure and composition; terrestrial production systems; global biogeochemistry; ecological complexity…  See more details below

Overview

This new synthesis summarises the international research effort in the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) Core Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. Five major thematic areas are covered: ecosystem physiology; ecosystem structure and composition; terrestrial production systems; global biogeochemistry; ecological complexity (biodiversity). A summary of the integrated and interactive effects of global change on the terrestrial biosphere for four key regions of the world is presented, as well as a projection of future trends in the terrestrial component of the global carbon cycle. The book also includes a section on tools developed or modified for global change research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521624299
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/25/1999
Series:
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Book Series, #4
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
The nature of global change1
The study of ecosystems in the context of global change19
Networks and consortia45
The IGBP Terrestrial Transects66
Data needs and limitations for broad-scale ecosystem modelling88
Use of models in global change studies106
Ecosystem physiology responses to global change141
Ecosystem composition and structure190
Managed production systems229
Biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems271
Global change, biodiversity and ecological complexity304
Interactive and integrated effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems329
References376
Index431

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