Ecological Research Monographs

CO2, Temperature, and Trees

Experimental Approaches

Authors: Overdieck, Dieter

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  • Gathers 30 years of experimental research on trees, beginning at the elemental/molecular scale and extending to the tree-stand scale
  • Presents the latest experimental findings about the effects of climate change on the mineral content of trees, carbohydrate allocation, tree anatomy, tree growth, leaf longevity, and gas exchange in soil–litter–plant systems
  • Investigates the interactive effects of relatively small, realistic increases in temperature and CO2 concentration 
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This comprehensive book discusses the ecophysiological features of trees affected by the two most prominent factors of climate change: atmospheric CO2 concentration and temperature. It starts with the introduction of experimental methods at the leaf, branch, the whole-tree, and tree group scales, and in the following chapters elaborates on specific topics including photosynthesis of leaves, respiration of plant organs, water use efficiency, the production of and/or distribution patterns of carbohydrates, secondary metabolites, and nutrients, anatomy of cells and tissues, height and stem-diameter growth, biomass accumulation, leaf phenology and longevity, and model ecosystems (soil-litter-plant enclosures). The current knowledge is neatly summarized, and the author presents valuable data derived from his 30 years of experimental research, some of which is published here for the first time. Using numerous examples the book answers the fundamental questions such as: What are the interactions of elevated CO2 concentration and temperature on tree growth and matter partitioning? How do different tree groups react? Are there any effects on organisms living together with trees? What kinds of models can be used to interpret the results from experiments on trees?
This volume is highly recommended for researchers, postdocs, and graduate students in the relevant fields. It is also a valuable resource for undergraduate students, decision-makers in the fields of forest management and environmental protection, and any other scientists who are interested in the effect of global change on ecosystems.

About the authors

Dr. Dieter Overdieck, Professor Technical University of Berlin, Institute of Ecology Ecology of Woody Plants, Berlin, Germany

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-9464-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
CO2, Temperature, and Trees
Book Subtitle
Experimental Approaches
Authors
Series Title
Ecological Research Monographs
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1860-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1860-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1859-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9464-4
Series ISSN
2191-0707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 240
Number of Illustrations
86 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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