Global change and Mediterranean-type ecosystems

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Springer-Verlag, 1995 - Gardening - 527 pages
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Regions with Mediterranean-type climates include parts of California, South America, Australia, and of course, Europe. The effect of global climate change on these heavily populated areas will have major social and political ramifications.This volume addresses issues in these areas, from processes at the leaf level to the individual, ecosystem, and landscape levels. This book will serve to raise awareness on the significance of these types of ecosystems, and on their sensitivity to the threat that global change represents.

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Contents

Relevance of Regional Models for Analyzing Future Climate
1
Preliminary Studies of the LongTerm C2 Response
5
Bettarini IATACNR P le delle Cascine
18
Fred Edwards Department of Biology Systems
55
Direct Effects of Elevated C02 in Chaparral
58
W J Bond Department of Botany University
59
Edith B Allen Department of Botany and Plant
75
Biomass Partitioning and Resource Allocation of Plants from
76
Stock Department of Botany University
303
Soil Organic Matter in MediterraneanType Ecosystems
306
Frank W Davis Center for Remote Sensing
320
Anna Avila Centre de Recerca Ecolbgica i
325
Nutrient Availability
326
Volatile Organics in Mediterranean Shrubs and Their
343
Using Catchments of Contrasting Hydrological Conditions
371
Water Balance of Mediterranean Ecosystems Under
386

P van Gardingen Institute of Ecology and Resource
100
George P Malanson Department of Geography
112
Anticipated Effects of Elevated C02 and Climate Change
121
Plant Responses to Drought Under Climate Change
140
Functional Attributes of Angiosperm Hemiparasites
161
Zev Naveh Faculty of Agriculture
192
The Coastal Sage ScrubChaparral Boundary and Response
203
Vegetation Response to Climatic Change in a Dune Ecosystem
225
Manuel Castro Departamento de Geoffsica
237
High
239
0echel Department of Biology San Diego
252
John S Pate Department of Botany University
291
J S Pereira Instituto Superior de Agronomia
389
Josep Pinol Centre de Recerca Ecol6gica i
404
Patterns of Fire Occurrence Across a Climatic Gradient
408
Sensitivity of Fire Regime in Chaparral Ecosystems to Climate
435
Joel Michaelsen Center for Remote Sensing
455
Global Environmental Change to and the Future
457
Monitoring Environmental Change Through Amphibian
471
Conservation Restoration and Research Priorities
482
Index
509
G F Midgley National Botanical Institute Stress
530
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