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Vegetation Dynamics And Global Change

Authors: Solomon, Allen M., Shugart, Herman

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The response of forests to global climate change is one of the most hotly contested issues in the greenhouse effect debate. Much effort is being devoted to the construction of models which describe the function of the forests and their rate of change. There are a wealth of techniques available to project large-scale vegetation patterns, all based on different underlying models that contain fundamental biological and ecological mechanisms. Vegetation Dynamics and Global Change will introduce both students and professionals to the sophisticated mathematical and computational tools used to predict the rate of change in the world's forests. It emphasizes the importance of scale in global studies. Leaders in the field of vegetation modeling cover physiological phenomena typically measured at small time and space scales; the stand dynamics of forests; large-scale models of forest dynamics; the reconstruction of forest vegetation of past climates as a way to understand current global changes; and the role of forests in the global carbon cycle. Several themes run through the book, including the need to understand how processes important at one time and space scale can be conceptualized at larger scales; the need to optimize the conceptual benefits of representing processes in detail and the attendant difficulties of estimating parameters and designing tests for elaborate models; and the need to identify the most appropriate system variables.

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The book is a fine step in the right direction in a field that is moving very fast indeed. ... a thoroughly scholarly and constructive contribution that will be a primary reference over the next years. Book Reviews; The book is a fine step in the right direction in a field that is moving very fast indeed. ... a thoroughly scholarly and constructive contribution that will be a primary reference over the next years. Book Reviews; The book is a fine step in the right direction in a field that is moving very fast indeed. ... a thoroughly scholarly and constructive contribution that will be a primary reference over the next years. Book Reviews

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vegetation Dynamics And Global Change
Authors
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Softcover ISBN
978-0-412-03681-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
364
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