Nato ASI Subseries I:

Interacting Stresses on Plants in a Changing Climate

Editors: Jackson, Michael B., Black, Colin R. (Eds.)

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Books dealing with climatic change are commonplace, as are those concerned with effects of environmental stresses on plants. The present volume distinguishes itself from earlier publications by highlighting several interrelated environmental stresses that are changing in intensity as the climate warms in response to the accumulation of 'greenhouse' gases. The stresses examined at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop upon which this book is based include atmospheric pollutants, flooding and sub­ mergence, drought and cold. In future, successful farming or landscape management will ultimately depend on strategies that offset the effects of these and other environmental constraints, while exploiting more favourable features. However, the to predicted speed of climate change may exceed the rate at which new approaches farming, forestry, landscape management and genetic conservation can be developed through experience and retroactive response. The alternative is to anticipate future needs and thus identify appropriate management and legislative strategies by research and discussion. The contents of this volume contribute to these vital processes, upon which the productivity of agroecosystems and conservation of natural ecosystems may increasingly depend. Those with any lingering doubts concerning the gravity of the likely future situation are especially encouraged to read the opening chapter. For convenience, chapters discussing pollution, flooding, drought and cold are grouped in separate sections. However, many authors have taken care to emphasise that interactions between the changing combinations of stresses pose particular problems for plants and plant communities.

Table of contents (51 chapters)

  • The Potential Effects of Climate Change on World Food Supply

    Parry, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Manifestations of Mechanical Stress in Membranes: A Prospective Hypothesis of Endogenous Expression of Exogenous Stress Signalling

    Leshem, Y. Y. (et al.)

    Pages 27-48

  • Significance of Increasing Ambient CO2 for Plant Growth and Survival, and Interactions with Air Pollution

    Enoch, H. Z. (et al.)

    Pages 51-75

  • Ozone, Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxides: Some Effects on the Water Relations of Herbaceous Plants and Trees

    Mansfield, T. A. (et al.)

    Pages 77-88

  • Ozone/Sulphur Dioxide Interactions in Temperate Arable Crops

    Black, V. J. (et al.)

    Pages 89-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interacting Stresses on Plants in a Changing Climate
Editors
  • Michael B. Jackson
  • Colin R. Black
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries I:
Series Volume
16
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-78533-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-78533-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-78535-1
Series ISSN
1431-7125
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 771
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