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Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems in Monsoon Asia : Tasks for Vegetation Science - T. Hirose

Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems in Monsoon Asia

Tasks for Vegetation Science

By: T. Hirose (Editor), B. H. Walker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1996
ISBN: 9780792336860
Number Of Pages: 191

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Forest vegetation is distributed in monsoon Asia continuously from boreal forests through temperate to tropical rain forests. This vegetation - the richest in the world - is being subjected to global change on an unprecedented scale. It has been predicted that boreal forests will experience the most significant change in response to global warming, while tropical forests are endangered by rapid changes in land use due to high population pressure. An increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration will severely affect ecosystem function in this area. This volume presents a review of terrestrial ecosystems in monsoon Asia and assesses possible effects of global change on the structure and function of forest ecosystems and feedback routes to the global carbon cycle. Audience: Vital reading for plant ecologists, vegetation scientists, environmental managers and government decision makers.

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Latitudinal comparison of altitudinal changes in forest structure, leaf-type, and species richness in humid monsoon Asiap. 3
The boreal forests of north-eastern Eurasiap. 11
Composition, dynamics and disturbance regime of temperate deciduous forests in monsoon Asiap. 23
Tropical seasonal forests in monsoon Asia: With emphasis on continental southeast Asiap. 31
Human impacts on tropical forest dynamicsp. 41
Terrestrial transects for global change researchp. 53
Temperature effects on the photosynthetic response of C[subscript 3] plants to long-term CO[subscript 2] enrichmentp. 67
Environmental regulation of surface conductance for evaporation from vegetationp. 79
The basis for variation in leaf longevity of plantsp. 89
Factors determining distributions of tree species and plant functional typesp. 101
A size-distribution-based model of forest dynamics along a latitudinal environmental gradientp. 117
Maintenance of forest species diversity and latitudinal gradientp. 127
A role-type model (rope) and its application in assessing climate change impacts on forest landscapesp. 135
Simulation of soil carbon cycling and carbon balance following clear-cutting in a mid-temperate forest and contribution to the sink of atmospheric CO[subscript 2]p. 147
The role of temperate trees and forests in CO[subscript 2] fixationp. 157
Contribution of monsoon Asia to the carbon budget of the biosphere, past and futurep. 175
Abstractsp. 189
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ISBN: 9780792336860
ISBN-10: 0792336860
Series: Tasks for Vegetation Science
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 1996
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.64

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