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Tropical forests & global atmospheric change

Author: Y Malhi; Oliver Phillips
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text explores the vigorous contemporary debate as to how rapidly tropical forests may be affected by atmospheric change, and what this may mean for their future.
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Tropical forests & global atmospheric change.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005019566
(OCoLC)60418030
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Y Malhi; Oliver Phillips
ISBN: 1429422076 9781429422079 0198567065 9780198567066 0198567057 9780198567059 9780191717888 0191717886
OCLC Number: 77178196
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 260 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: PART I. Contemporary atmospheric change in the tropics. Late twentieth-century patterns and trends in the climate of tropical forest regions / Yadvinder Malhi and James Wright --
Twenty-first century atmospheric change and deforestation: potential impacts on tropical forests / Wolfgang Cramer --
Forest-climate interactions in fragmented tropical landscapes / William F. Laurance. PART II. Atmospheric change and ecosystem processes. Predicting the impacts of global environmental changes on tropical forests / Simon L. Lewis --
Ecophysiological and biogeochemical responses to atmospheric change / Jeffrey Q. Chambers and Whendee L. Silver --
Tropical forests dynamics in response to a Co2-rich atmosphere / Christian Korner --
The effects of drought on tropical forest ecosystems / Patrick Meir and John Grace. PART III. Observations of contemporary change in tropical forests. Ecological responses of Amazonian forests to El Nino-induced surface fires / Jos Barlow and Carlos A. Peres --
Late twentieth-century trends in tree-community composition in an Amazonian forest / William F. Laurance, Alexandre A. Oliveira --
Late twentieth-century patterns and trends in Amazon tree turnover / Oliver Phillips, Timothy R. Baker, Luzmila Arroyo --
Late twentieth-century trends in the biomass of Amazonian forest plots / Timothy R. Baker, Oliver L. Phillips, Yadvinder Malhi, Samuel Almeida --
Late twentieth-century trends in the structure and dynamics of South American forests / Simon L. Lewis, Oliver L. Phillips, Timothy R. Baker --
Error propagation and scaling for tropical forest biomass estimates / Jerome Chave, Guillem Chust. PART IV. The past and future of tropical forests. The longevity and resilience of the Amazon rainforest / Mark Maslin --
Amazonian ecosystems and atmospheric change since the last glacian maximum / Francis E. Mayle and Mark B. Bush --
Modelling the past and future fate of the Amazonian forest / Sharon A. Cowling, Richard A. Betts --
Climate. change and speciation in neotropical seasonally dry forest plants / R. Toby Pennington, Matt Lavin --
The prospects for tropical forests in the twenty-first-century atmosphere / Oliver L. Phillips and Yadvinder Malhi.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: edited by Yadvinder Malhi and Oliver L. Phillips.

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