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Environmental Science and Engineering

Climate Change and Crops

Editors: Singh, S.N. (Ed.)

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  • Compiles latest findings of studies carried out by the scientists on climate change and crops aroung the world

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Climate change is directly linked to the human activities, according to the Fourth Assessment Report of IPCC (2007). In last two decades of 20th Century, accelerated anthropogenic activities pushed up the atmospheric abundance of greenhouse gases, mainly CO2, CH4, and N2O, alarmingly which enhanced the radiative forcing of the Earth’s surface and thus perturbed its heat radiation balance. As a consequence, atmospheric characteristics, such as temperature, rainfall pattern, levels of CO2 and O3 have changed significantly, affecting the farm productivity. Although rising level of CO2 may have fertilizing effect on C3 crops, but concomitant rise in atmospheric temperature, O3 level and extreme weather conditions can not only nullify the fertilizing effect of CO2, but also drastically reduce the crop production, threatening food security to burgeoning world population. Agricultural crops are not only victim of climate variability and extreme whether conditions, but also serve as a potential source of CH4 and N2O.

Therefore, in changed scenario, Kyoto Protocol (1997) has sought all signatory developed nations to cut down their emission levels as per their differential commitments to UNFCCC and developing nations to invest in less carbon emission projects to avert the process of global warming process.

In this context, the present edition, which compiles latest findings of studies carried out by the scientists on climate change and crops around the world, serves as a ready reckoner to crop scientists, atmospheric scientists, ecologists, environmentalists, research scholars and post- graduate students to update their knowledge and understanding on this issue.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Crop Responses to Elevated Carbon Dioxide and Temperature

    Pages 1-18

    Qaderi, Mirwais M. (et al.)

  • Climate Change, Climate Variability and Indian Agriculture: Impacts Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies

    Pages 19-38

    Khan, Shakeel A. (et al.)

  • Simulation Studies to Characterize the Impact of Climate Change on Crop Production and to Identify Strategies for Adaptation and Mitigation

    Pages 39-61

    Krishnan, P. (et al.)

  • Response of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) to Increasing Temperature and Atmospheric CO2

    Pages 63-80

    Jagadish, S. V. K. (et al.)

  • Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Cropland Soils – Climate Opportunities and Threats

    Pages 81-111

    Falloon, Pete (et al.)

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09998-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Crops
Editors
  • S.N. Singh
Series Title
Environmental Science and Engineering
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-88246-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-88246-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-88245-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09998-4
Series ISSN
1863-5520
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 384
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