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Understanding multiple environmental stresses : report of a workshop

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Earth-Atmosphere Interactions: Understanding and Responding to Multiple Environmental Stresses.
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Academies Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Earth-Atmosphere Interactions: Understanding and Responding to Multiple Environmental Stresses.
ISBN: 0309103312 9780309103312
OCLC Number: 140547082
Description: xii, 141 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Cover --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Contents --
Summary --
1 Introduction --
Defining the Concept of "Multiple Stresses " --
The Nature of the Problem --
What Assessments Conclude About Research Needs --
Introduction to the Case Studies --
Nonlinearities, Thresholds, and the Vulnerability-Resilience Continuum --
2 Drought --
Context and Impacts --
Understanding Vulnerability and Response Strategies --
Drought Policy and Preparedness --
Research Needs --
3 Atmosphere-Ecosystem Interactions --
Context and Impacts --
Impacts on Humans, Ecosystems, and Economies --
Policy Options: Adaptation and Mitigation --
Research Needs --
4 Lessons Learned from the Case Studies --
Comprehensive Reginal Frameworks --
A Web of Integrated Sensors --
Regional Information Systems --
Framework for Process Studies --
Improving Our Predictive Capability --
Research Needs Related to Nonlinearities and Thresholds --
Research Needs Related to Increasing Resilience --
Research Needs Related to Regional Studies --
Near-Term Opportunities --
References --
Appendixes --
Appendix A Statement of Task --
Appendix B Workshop Agenda --
Appendix C Workshop Participants --
Appendix D Extended Speaker Abstracts --
Appendix E Committee Biosketches --
Last Page.
Responsibility: Committee on Earth-Atmosphere Interactions: Understanding and Responding to Multiple Environmental Stresses, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.
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