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By Josep G. Canadell, Diane E. Pataki, Louis F. Pitelka

ISBN-10: 3540327290

ISBN-13: 9783540327295

This booklet examines the affects of worldwide swap on terrestrial ecosystems. Emphasis is put on affects of atmospheric, weather and land use switch, and the ebook discusses the long run demanding situations and the medical frameworks to handle them. eventually, the booklet explores primary new examine advancements and the necessity for greater integration of normal and human dimensions in addressing the problem of worldwide change.

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Glob Change Biol 4:43–54 DeLucia EH, Moore DJ (2005) Contrasting responses of forest ecosystems to rising atmospheric CO2: implications for the global C cycle. Global Biogeochemical Cycles DOI 10:1029/2004GB002346 DeLucia EH, George K, Hamilton JG (2002) Radiation use efficiency of a forest exposed to elevated concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Tree Physiol 22:1003–1010 Díaz S, Grime JP, Harris J, McPherson E (1993) Evidence of a feedback mechanism limiting plant response to elevated carbon dioxide.

Trends Ecol Evol 8:64–68 20 CHAPTER 2 · CO2 Fertilization: When, Where, How Much? Loehle C (1995) Anomalous responses of plants to CO2 enrichment. Oikos 73:181–187 Lutze JL, Roden JS, Holly CJ, Wolfe J, Egerton JJG, Ball MC (1998) Elevated atmospheric [CO2] promotes frost damage in evergreen tree seedlings. Plant Cell Environ 21:631–635 Maniak U (1988) Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft – eine Einführung für Ingeniere. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Matamala R, Gonzalez-Meler MA, Jastrow JD, Norby RJ, Schlesinger WH (2003) Impacts of fine root turnover on forest NPP and soil C sequestration potential.

This example illustrates that there is no straightforward way to predict forest responses to elevated CO2 from photosynthetic response curves without accounting for such biodiversity effects. Similar examples have been shown in non-forest systems. For instance in the Mojave desert, an exotic annual Bromus grass species responds more strongly to CO2 than native annuals (Fig. 6) enhancing the risk of fire (Smith et al. 2000). In the Negev winter-annuals’ productivity (Fig. 1), it was a single species’ response, which drove the whole community response.

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