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Biosphere 2 : research past and present

Author: B D V Marino; Howard T Odum
Publisher: [Amsterdam?] : Elsevier Science, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents a collection of papers reporting research results from the different biomes in Biosphere 2 and represents an opportunity for ecologists from all backgrounds to learn about research  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B D V Marino; Howard T Odum
ISBN: 0080432085 9780080432083
OCLC Number: 42659686
Notes: "Reprinted from Ecological engineering special issue, vol. 13, nos. 1-4."
Description: 358 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Biosphere 2 - introduction and research progress; Biospherics and Biosphere 2, Mission One (1991-1993); Biosphere 2 - engineering design; construction and engineering of a created environment -overview of the Biosphere 2 closed system; tropical rainforest biome and Biosphere 2 - structure; composition and results of the first two years of operations; characteristics of soils in the tropical rainforest biome and Biosphere 2 after three years; simulations of community metabolism and atmospheric carbon dioxide and oxygen concentrations in Biosphere 2; litterfall and decomposition rates in Biosphere 2 terrestrial biomes; the Biosphere 2 coral reef biome; mangrove ecosystem development in Biosphere 2; soil in the agricultural area of Biosphere 2 (1991-1993); bioregenerative recycling of wastewater in Biosphere 2 using a constructed wetland -two year result; the agricultural biome of Biosphere 2 - structure, composition and function; the diel carbon cycle of the Biosphere 2 ocean; high quality; continuous measurements of CO2 in Biosphere 2 to assess whole mesocosm carbon cycling; ecosystem-level evapotranspiration and water-use efficiency in the desert biome of Biosphere 2; growing wheat in Biosphere 2 under elevated CO2 -observations and modelling; dynamics of the global water cycle of Biosphere 2; simulation of the water cycle in Biosphere 2; the Biosphere 2 canopy access system; multispectral imaging of vegetation at Biosphere 2; simulation of heat and humidity budgets of Biosphere 2 without its air conditioning.
Other Titles: Ecological engineering.
Responsibility: edited by B.D.V. Marino, H.T. Odum.
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