Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems

Framsida
This major new book presents a collection of essays by leading authorities who address the current state of knowledge. The chapters bring together the early results of an international scientific research program designed to address what will happen to our ability to produce food and fiber, and what effects there will be on biological diversity under rapid environmental change. This book addresses how these changes to terrestrial ecosystems will feed back to further environmental change. International in scope, this state-of-the-art assessment will interest policymakers, students and scientists interested in global change, climate change and biodiversity. Special features include descriptions of a dynamic global vegetation model, developing generic crop models and a special section on the emerging discipline of global ecology.
 

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overview and synthesis
13
p The response of complex multispecies systems to elevated C02
20
implications for and beyond
43
f The role of vegetation in controlling carbon dioxide and water exchange
77
a grassland case study
93
fp The importance of structure in understanding global change
117
qp The application of patch models in global change research
127
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory Colorado State University Fort Collins
130
Gunderson
346
H H Shugart
382
y Diversity of soil biota and ecosystem function
385
W W Hargrove
396
P The functional role of species in terrestrial ecosystems
403
R W Sutherst
424
S Holling
425
Department of Integrative Biology University of California Berkeley CA 947203140
449

Climate change disturbances and landscape dynamics
149
pi Landscape diversity and vegetation response to longterm climate change
184
Iff The work of Focus 3
207
scaling direct carbon dioxide impacts
229
J Goudriaan
258
E D Schulze
259
tj Predicting crop yields under global change
260
fg Global change impacts on managed forests
275
O Linked pestcrop models under global change
291
y Soil erosion under global change
317
Hf Global change and ecological complexity
341
R B Tranter
466
J Lloyd
475
y Developing the potential for describing the terrestrial biospheres response
511
Data requirements for global terrestrial ecosystem modelling
529
Department of Global Change and Natural Systems Potsdam Institute for Climate
555
G Turner
557
fjp Satellite data for monitoring understanding and modelling
566
challenges to GCTE
595
Index
609
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