Vegetation-Climate Interaction: How Vegetation Makes the Global Environment
Springer Science & Business Media, 27. 4. 2007 - 232 strán (strany)
I had wanted to write something like this book for many years, but would probably never have dared to attempt it unless I had been asked to by Clive Horwood at Praxis Publishing. As it is, this has been a rewarding experience for me personally, something which has forced me to read literature that I would not otherwise have read, and to clarify things in my head that would have remained muddled. What I have set out to do here is provide an accessible textbook for university students, and a generalized source of current scientific information and opinion for both academics and the interested lay reader. I have myself often found it frustrating that there have been no accessible textbooks on most of the subjects dealt with here, and I hope that this book will fill the gap. My friends and colleagues have provided valuable comment, amongst them David Schwartzman, Axel Kleidon, Alex Guenther, Ellen Thomas, Tyler Volk, Ning Zeng, Hans Renssen, Mary Killilea, Charlie Zender, Rich Norby, Christian Koerner and Roger Pielke Sr. I could not stop myself from adding to the manuscript even after they had sent me their careful advice, and any embarrassing errors that have slipped through are of course a result of my doing this. I am also very grateful to everyone who has generously given me permission to use their own photographs as illustrations in this book, and I have named each one in the photo caption.
Čo hovoria ostatní - Napísať recenziu
Na obvyklých miestach sme nenašli žiadne recenzie.
From climate to vegetation 21
Plants on the move
Microclimates and vegetation
Climate feedbacks from the vegetation
Plants and the carbon cycle
The direct carbon dioxide effect on plants
Iné vydania - Zobraziť všetky
albedo amount ampliﬁed areas arid atmospheric CO2 biome C4 plants carbon cycle cells Chapter climate change climate models CO2 concentration CO2 fertilization CO2 levels cold conifer cool cooler deciduous decrease deforestation desert direct CO2 effect drier drought dust earth ecologists ecosystems environment equator Europe evaporation evergreen example factors ﬁelds Figure ﬁres ﬁrst ﬂowering ﬂuctuations forest cover forest ﬂoor global grassland greenhouse effect grow high CO2 high latitudes ice ages increased CO2 inﬂuence land last glacial maximum latent heat layer leaf leaves less Little Ice Age methane microclimates mid-latitudes million moist mountains northern nutrients occurred ocean oxygen phases photorespiration photosynthesis positive feedback predict rain rainfall raised CO2 reﬂect region response rocks roots Sahara Sahel scrub seasonal shrubs signiﬁcant soil Source species stomata suggest summer sunlight surface temperate temperature tend trees trend tropical rainforest tundra uptake vegetation cover warmer warming water vapor wind zone