Nato ASI Subseries I:

Past and Future Rapid Environmental Changes

The Spatial and Evolutionary Responses of Terrestrial Biota

Editors: Huntley, B., Cramer, W., Morgan, A.V., Prentice, H.C., Allen, J.R.M. (Eds.)

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Numerous experts including ecologists, geneticists, paleontologists and climatologists, investigate the response of terrestrial organisms to changes in their environment. The volume comprises an introductory and a final chapter by the editors as well as another 35 contributions. These are divided into six sections: 1. past environmental changes - the late-Quaternary; 2. spatial responses to past changes; 3. mechanisms enabling spatial responses; 4. evolutionary responses to past changes; 5. mechanisms enabling evolutionary responses; 6. predicted future environmental changes and simulated responses. The overwhelming and unanimous conclusion of all contributors is that forecasted global environmental changes pose a severe threat to the integrity of ecosystems worldwide and to the survival of at least some species.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Huntley, Brian (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Past environmental changes: Characteristic features of Quaternary climate variations

    Bartlein, Patrick J.

    Pages 11-29

  • Modelling late-Quaternary palaeoclimates and palaeobiomes

    Noblet, Nathalie

    Pages 31-52

  • Spatial response of plant taxa to climate change: A palaeoecological perspective

    Webb, Thompson

    Pages 55-72

  • The response of New Zealand forest diversity to Quaternary climates

    McGlone, Matt S.

    Pages 73-80

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eBook $109.00
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-64471-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Past and Future Rapid Environmental Changes
Book Subtitle
The Spatial and Evolutionary Responses of Terrestrial Biota
Editors
  • Brian Huntley
  • Wolfgang Cramer
  • Alan V. Morgan
  • Honor C. Prentice
  • Judy R.M. Allen
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries I:
Series Volume
47
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-60599-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-60599-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-64471-9
Series ISSN
1431-7125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 523
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