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

The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change

Implications for Natural and Managed Ecosystems

By: Brian Walker (Editor), Will Steffen (Editor), John Ingram (Editor), Josep G. Canadell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th May 1999
ISBN: 9780521624800
Number Of Pages: 460

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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.

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'Well worth a place in the library.' Bulletin of the British Ecological Society ' ... an excellent book, presenting deep information about the global change and its impact on the terrestrial biosphere in a very integral way ... I can highly recommend it as an example of a modern approach to organisation of international scientific effort in solving global problems ... Everyone, who wants to become acquainted with the current state of knowledge and with new findings concerning problems described above will be highly satisfied.' Acta Physiologiae Plantarum

Contributorsp. ix
The nature of global changep. 1
The study of ecosystems in the context of global changep. 19
Networks and consortiap. 45
The IGBP Terrestrial Transectsp. 66
Data needs and limitations for broad-scale ecosystem modellingp. 88
Use of models in global change studiesp. 106
Ecosystem physiology responses to global changep. 141
Ecosystem composition and structurep. 190
Managed production systemsp. 229
Biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystemsp. 271
Global change, biodiversity and ecological complexityp. 304
Interactive and integrated effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystemsp. 329
Referencesp. 376
Indexp. 431
Colour platesp. 212
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ISBN: 9780521624800
ISBN-10: 0521624800
Series: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Book Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 460
Published: 24th May 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.79 x 17.55  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.94