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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521624800

ISBN-13: 9780521624800

Pub. Date: 12/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This new synthesis summarizes the international research effort in the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) Core Project of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme in five major thematic areas: ecosystem physiology, ecosystem structure and composition, terrestrial production systems, global biogeochemistry, and ecological complexity

Overview

This new synthesis summarizes the international research effort in the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) Core Project of the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme in five major thematic areas: ecosystem physiology, ecosystem structure and composition, terrestrial production systems, global biogeochemistry, and ecological complexity (biodiversity). The editors present a summary of the integrated and interactive effects of global change on the terrestrial biosphere for four key regions of the world, 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:
9780521624800
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Book Series, #4
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The nature of global change B. Walker and W. Steffen; 2. The study of ecosystems in the context of global change E.-D. Schulze, R. J. Scholes. J. R. Ehleringer, L. A. Hunt, J. Canadell, F. S. Chapin III and W. L. Steffen; 3. Networks and consortia J. Ingram, P. Canadell, T. Elliott, T. Hunt, S. Linder, D. Murdiyarso, M. S. Smith and C. Valentin; 4. The IGBP terrestrial transects W. L. Steffen, R. J. Scholes, C. Valentin, X. Zhang and J.-C. Menaut; 5. Data needs and limitations for broad-scale ecosystem modelling W. Cramer, R. Leemans, E.-D. Schulze, A. Bondeau, R. Scholes; 6. Use of models in global change studies J. Goudriaan, H. H. Shugart, H. Bugmann, W. Cramer, A. Bondeau and R. H. Gardner, T. Hunt, W. Lauenroth, J. Landsberg, S. Linder, I. Noble, W. Parton, L. Pitelka, M. S. Smith, B. Sutherst, C. Valentin and F. I. Woodward; 7. Ecosystem physiology responses to global change H. A. Mooney, J. Canadell, F. S. Chapin, J. Ehleringer, Ch. Körner, R. McMurtrie, W. J. Parton, L. Pitelka and E.-D. Schulz; 8. Ecosystem composition and structure W. Cramer, H. H. Shugart, I. R. Noble, F. I. Woodward, H. Bugmann, A. Bondeau, J. A. Foley, R. H. Gardner, B. Lauenroth, L. F. Pitelka, O. Sala and R. W. Sutherst; 9. Managed production systems P. Gregory, J. Ingram, B. Campbell, J. Goudriaan, T. Hunt, J. Landsberg, S. Linder, M. S. Smith, R. W. Sutherst and C. Valentin; 10. Biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems R. J. Scholes, E.-D. Schulze, L. F. Pitelka and D. O. Hall; 11. Global change, biodiversity and ecological complexity O. E. Sala, F. S. Chapin, R. H. Gardner, W. K. Lauenroth, H. A. Mooney and P. S. Ramakrishnan; 12. Interactive and integrated effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems B. Walker, W. Steffen and J. Langridge; Index.

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