Phenology of Ecosystem Processes

Applications in Global Change Research

Editors: Noormets, Asko (Ed.)

  • Evaluates particular methods for quantifying the seasonal changes in ecosystem carbon, water and energy fluxes
  • Case studies and literature reviews complement classroom use
  • Interdisciplinary text crosses the traditional boundaries of natural, social and economic sciences
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About this Textbook

Changes in the seasonal timing of ecosystem carbon, water and energy exchange are key sources of variation in biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks. Referencing this variability to traditional phenological events, such as bud break or flowering, introduces additional uncertainty with little mechanistic relationship to the process of interest. Instead, the seasonal cycles of each process must be understood in the context of biological and environmental factors that affect it. Some processes, like photosynthesis, are represented with high degree of realism and accuracy in several existing ecosystem process models, whereas others still have significant uncertainties. This volume summarizes the current understanding of the seasonality of ecosystem carbon and water cycles in the temperate and boreal zones using eight case studies, highlighting sources of variability, necessary additional measurements and novel ways to analyze existing datasets. It also includes syntheses of the interaction between water and carbon fluxes as mediated by constraints from plant anatomy to the ecosystem level. This book is intended as a reference for researchers and graduate students in ecosystem ecology, modeling, climate change, phenology and land surface phenology, and as supplementary material for advanced courses in ecosystem or community ecology and biometeorology.

About the editor:

Asko Noormets is Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, North Carolina State University.

About the authors

Asko Noormets is Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, North Carolina State University.

Reviews

From the reviews: “This edited volume extends the traditional organismal focus of phenology to include ecosystem-level processes … . This volume is most appropriate for scientists interested in understanding and tracking temporal (diel, seasonal, interannual) dynamics of carbon across a variety of spatial scales … . cleverly illustrates the relationship between structure and function over time, with standard acronyms serving as codes to more experienced scientists. … chapters contain content, detail, and analyses that would be most appropriate for the advanced undergraduate student and beyond.” (Jake F. Weltzin, Ecology, Vol. 91 (6), June, 2010)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Climatic and Phenological Controls of the Carbon and Energy Balances of Three Contrasting Boreal Forest Ecosystems in Western Canada

    Barr, Alan (et al.)

    Pages 3-34

  • Characterizing the Seasonal Dynamics of Plant Community Photosynthesis Across a Range of Vegetation Types

    Gu, Lianhong (et al.)

    Pages 35-58

  • The Phenology of Gross Ecosystem Productivity and Ecosystem Respiration in Temperate Hardwood and Conifer Chronosequences

    Noormets, Asko (et al.)

    Pages 59-85

  • Phenological Differences Between Understory and Overstory

    Richardson, Andrew D. (et al.)

    Pages 87-117

  • Phenology of Forest-Atmosphere Carbon Exchange for Deciduous and Coniferous Forests in Southern and Northern New England

    Hadley, Julian L. (et al.)

    Pages 119-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phenology of Ecosystem Processes
Book Subtitle
Applications in Global Change Research
Editors
  • Asko Noormets
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0026-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0026-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0025-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8108-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 275
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