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European Forests and Global Change : The Likely Impacts of Rising CO2 and Temperature - Paul G. Jarvis

European Forests and Global Change

The Likely Impacts of Rising CO2 and Temperature

By: Paul G. Jarvis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th November 1998
ISBN: 9780521584784
Number Of Pages: 398

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Studies of global climate change predict that increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration and temperature are expected to occur over the next century. To help gain an insight into the potential effect of these changes on forests, this book describes how major European tree species respond to experimentally manipulated environmental conditions. The effects on photosynthesis, respiration and development are described and the results used to generate models of the likely response of European forests to the predicted changes in climate. The volume encompasses studies carried out under the ECOCRAFT (European Collaboration on CO2 Responses Applied to Forests and Trees) programme, focusing on the major tree species found in eight European countries. As such it provides an authoritative report of the current status of European research into this important area of global environmental biology.

' ... well worth reading for both the expert and the interested.' Institute of Chartered Foresters

Preface
How can we study CO2 impacts on trees and forests?
Biochemistry, physiology and biophysics of photosynthesis
Is dark respiration rate changed?
Will tree foliage be larger and live longer?
Biomass, growth and carbon allocation
Is water used more efficiently?
Do elevated CO2 concentrations and nutrients interact?
Do the effects of temperature and CO2 interact?
What can we learn from microcosms?
Modelling leaf, tree and forest responses to increasing atmospheric CO2 and temperature
Perspectives for future research
refereed papers
abstracts, notes, reports and thesis
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521584784
ISBN-10: 0521584787
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 398
Published: 13th November 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.89 x 17.78  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.93