Tasks for Vegetation Science

Plants and Climate Change

Editors: Rozema, Jelte, Aerts, Rien, Cornelissen, Hans (Eds.)

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The book Plants and Climate Change focuses on how climate affects or affected the biosphere and vice versa both in the present and past. The chapters describe how ecosystems from the Antarctic and arctic and from other latitudes respond to global climate change.

The book covers papers highlighting plant responses to atmospheric CO2 increase, to global warming and to increased ultraviolet-B radiation as a result of stratospheric ozone depletion.

Depending on how and how well plant responses to increased temperature, atmospheric CO2 and ultraviolet-B have been preserved in the (sub)-fossil record, past climates and past atmospheric chemistry may be reconstructed. Pollen and tree-ring data reflect plant species composition and variation of temperature and precipitation over long or shorter time intervals. In addition to well preserved morphological and chemical plant properties, new analytical techniques such as stable isotopes are becoming increasingly important in this respect. The development and validation of such biotic climate and environment proxies build a bridge between biological and geological research. This highlights that plant-climate change research is becoming a multi- and transdisciplinary field of relevant research.

Reprinted from Plant Ecology, 182:1-2 (2006).

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"The book ‘Plants and Climate Change’ is comprised of contributions to a symposium entitled ‘Plants and (Present and Past) Climate Change’, which originally was published in the journal ‘Plant Ecology’. … In the context of far northern ecosystems and wetlands, the book provides interesting and useful summaries that update and provide additional new perspectives required to better understand these systems. … an important extension and provide new insight on ecosystems intensively under study since the International Biological Programme, IBP." (J. Tenhunen and G.-R. Walther, Phytocoenologia, Vol. 38 (1-2), August, 2008)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Plant performance in a warmer world: general responses of plants from cold, northern biomes and the importance of winter and spring events

    R. Aerts, J. H. C. Cornelissen, E. Dorrepaal

    Pages 65-78

  • Outdoor studies on the effects of solar UV-B on bryophytes: overview and methodology

    Peter Boelen, M. Karin de Boer, Nancy V. J. de Bakker, Jelte Rozema

    Pages 137-154

  • A vegetation, climate and environment reconstruction based on palynological analyses of high arctic tundra peat cores (5000–6000 years BP) from Svalbard

    J. Rozema, P. Boelen, M. Doorenbosch, S. Bohncke, P. Blokker, C. Boekel, R. A. Broekman, M. Konert

    Pages 155-174

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Hardcover $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7129-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Plants and Climate Change
Editors
  • Jelte Rozema
  • Rien Aerts
  • Hans Cornelissen
Series Title
Tasks for Vegetation Science
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4443-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4443-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4442-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7129-3
Series ISSN
0167-9406
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 264
Additional Information
Reprinted from Plant Ecology, 182, 1-2 2006
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