Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tropical Forest Ecosystems

Editors: Markham, Adam (Ed.)

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Climate change represents one of the most alarming long-term threats to ecosystems the world over. This new collection of papers provides, for the first time, an overview of the potentially serious impact that climate change may have on tropical forests. The authors, a multi-disciplinary group of leading experts in climatology, forestry, ecology and conservation biology, present a state-of-knowledge snapshot of how tropical forests are likely to react to the changes being wrought on our planet's atmosphere and climate.
Tropical forests represent extraordinary harbours for biological diversity, and yet as deforestation and degradation continue apace, they are under greater pressure from human impacts than ever before. Climate change adds yet another threat to these valuable ecosystems, and this volume demonstrates just how significant a problem this may really be. The authors identify certain types of forest, including tropical montane cloud forest that may be particularly vulnerable. They also show the strong likelihood of global warming aggravating problems in already fragmented forest areas.

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`... it will be of interest to many working on the ecology and management of these forests ...'
Progress in Environmental Science, 1:4 (1999)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • A Climate Change Scenario for the Tropics

    Hulme, Mike (et al.)

    Pages 5-36

  • Tropical Forests under the Climates of the Last 30,000 Years

    Flenley, J. R.

    Pages 37-57

  • Potential Changes in Tropical Storms, Hurricanes, and Extreme Rainfall Events as a Result of Climate Change

    Walsh, K. (et al.)

    Pages 59-73

  • Possible Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Tropical Forest Hydrology

    Bonell, M.

    Pages 75-132

  • Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Fire Regimes in the Tropics Based on MAGICC and a GISS GCM-Derived Lightning Model

    Goldammer, Johann Georg (et al.)

    Pages 133-156

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Tropical Forest Ecosystems
Editors
  • Adam Markham
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2730-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2730-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5124-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5046-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 463
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