Climate Change Biology

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CABI, 2011 - Biogeography - 289 pages
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Climate change has moved from a contested phenomenon to the top of the agenda at global summits. Climate Change Biology is the first major textbook to address the critical issue of how climate change may affect life on the planet, and particularly its impact on human populations. Presented in three parts, the first deals extensively with the physical evidence of climate change and various modelling efforts to predict its future. Biological responses are then addressed from the individual's physiology to populations and ecosystems, and further to considering adaptation and evolution. The final section examines the specific impact climate change may have on natural resources, particularly as these relate to human livelihood.

This volume will be a useful asset to the growing number of both undergraduate and graduate courses on impacts of climate change, as well as providing a succinct overview for researchers new to the field.
 

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Contents

PRELIMINARIES
1
IMPACTS FROM PHYSIOLOGY TO EVOLUTION
71
APPLICATIONS
157
FINAL CONSIDERATIONS
217
References
245
Index
281
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Jonathan A. Newman is at the Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Canada.

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