Global Change - The IGBP Series

Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World

Editors: Canadell, Josep G., Pataki, Diane E., Pitelka, Louis F. (Eds.)

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About this book

Over 100 authors present 25 contributions on the impacts of global change on terrestrial ecosystems including:

  • key processes of the earth system such as the CO2 fertilization effect, shifts in disturbances and biome distribution, the saturation of the terrestrial carbon sink, and changes in functional biodiversity,

  • ecosystem services such the production of wheat, pest control, and carbon storage in croplands, and

  • sensitive regions in the world threaten by rapid changes in climate and land use such as high latitudes ecosystems, tropical forest in Southeast Asia, and ecosystems dominated by Monsoon climate.

The book also explores new research developments on spatial thresholds and nonlinearities, the key role of urban development in global biogeochemical processes, and the integration of natural and social sciences to address complex problems of the human-environment system.

About the authors

Josep Candadell
Science officer of the global change and terrestrial ecosystems (GCTE) core project of IGBP at Standford University, and executive officer of GCTE at CSIRO-Australia. Currently, executive director of the Global Carbon Project, a joint project of IGBP, IHDP, WCRP, and Diversitas


Diane Pataki
Former Scientific Officer for GCTE Focus 1, Ecosystem Physiology, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA. Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine, jointly in the Department of Earth System Science and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology


Louis Pitelka
Chief Science Advisory for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Competitive Grants Program. Former Chair of the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems core project of IGBP. Involved in research on the effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems since 1990. Former Editor-in-Chief of Ecological Applications

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This volume integrates 25 contributors prepared by over 100 authors from around the world working under the auspices of the Programme. … this book brings the IGBP research on terrestrial ecosystems to a wide scientific audience, and includes the latest developments and achievements in this area. … The introductory and summary chapters are very valuable, rendering the book accessible to a general audience, not only to specialists. The book can also be highly recommended to the broad scientific community interested in global change." (Urszula Somorowska, Papers on Global Change, Issue 15, 2008)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • CO2 Fertilization: When, Where, How Much?

    Christian Körner, Jack Morgan, Richard Norby

    Pages 9-21

  • Insights from Stable Isotopes on the Role of Terrestrial Ecosystems in the Global Carbon Cycle

    Diane E. Pataki, Chun-Ta Lai, Charles D. Keeling, James R. Ehleringer

    Pages 37-44

  • Saturation of the Terrestrial Carbon Sink

    Josep G. Canadell, Diane E. Pataki, Roger Gifford, Richard A. Houghton, Yiqi Luo, Michael R. Raupach, Pete Smith, Will Steffen

    Pages 59-78

  • Functional Diversity — at the Crossroads between Ecosystem Functioning and Environmental Filters

    Sandra Díaz, Sandra Lavorel, F. Stuart Chapin III, et al.

    Pages 81-91

  • Plant Species Migration as a Key Uncertainty in Predicting Future Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystems: Progress and Challenges

    Guy F. Midgley, Wilfried Thuiller, Steven I. Higgins

    Pages 129-137

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-32730-1
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-32729-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-06928-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World
Editors
  • Josep G. Canadell
  • Diane E. Pataki
  • Louis F. Pitelka
Series Title
Global Change - The IGBP Series
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32730-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-32730-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-32729-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06928-4
Series ISSN
1619-2435
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 336
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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