Ecological Studies

Global Biodiversity in a Changing Environment

Scenarios for the 21st Century

Editors: Chapin, F.Stuart, Sala, Osvaldo E., Huber-Sannwald, Elisabeth (Eds.)

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About this Textbook

The scientific community has voiced two general concerns about the future of the earth. Climatologists and oceanographers have focused on the changes in our physical environment -- changes in the climate, the oceans, and the chemistry of the air we breathe. Environmental biologists, on the other hand, have addressed issues of conservation and the extinction of species. There is increasing evidence that these two broad concerns are intertwined and mutually dependent. Past changes in biodiversity have both responded to and caused changes in Earth's environment. In its discussions of ten key terrestrial biomes and freshwater ecosystems, this volume uses our broad understanding of global environmental change to present the first comprehensive scenarios of biodiversity for the twenty-first century. Combining physical earth science with conservation biology, Future Scenarios of Global Biodiversity provides a starting point for regional assessments on all scales. The book will be of interest to those concerned with guiding research on the changing environment of the earth and with planning future policy, especially in accordance with the Global Biodiversity Convention.

Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:

"Chapin et al. provide the most insightful analysis and credible forecast on the future of the world biodiversity in response to the global environmental change. … The book examines the biodiversity scenarios for eight major biomes in the world … . Many have had high expectations for this book after reading a summary of it in Science. I think it likely that the scholarship and insights demonstrated by Chapin et al. will make it another highly cited volume, just like the IPCC report." (Ye Qi, Ecology, Vol. 83 (5), 2002)

"This is the latest volume in Springer’s well known and acclaimed Ecological Studies series and as such certainly lives up to the reputation of its predecessors. … The result is a treasure chest of information that will be of interest and food for thought for a wide variety of readers. … The quality of production is extremely high … . This volume is destined to become essential reading for any university course that includes consideration of biodiversity conservation, environmental change and ecosystem functioning." (Barry Meatyard, Biological Conservation, Issue 109, 2003)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Future of Biodiversity in a Changing World

    Chapin, F. Stuart (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Modeling the Response of Vegetation Distribution and Biodiversity to Climate Change

    Sykes, Martin T. (et al.)

    Pages 5-22

  • The Use of Global-Change Scenarios to Determine Changes in Species and Habitats

    Leemans, Rik

    Pages 23-45

  • Soil Biodiversity

    Wall, Diana H. (et al.)

    Pages 47-82

  • Scenarios of Biodiversity Changes in Arctic and Alpine Tundra

    Walker, Marilyn D. (et al.)

    Pages 83-100

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Hardcover $155.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-95286-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Biodiversity in a Changing Environment
Book Subtitle
Scenarios for the 21st Century
Editors
  • F.Stuart Chapin
  • Osvaldo E. Sala
  • Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
152
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-0157-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-0157-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-95249-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-95286-4
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 378
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