Biotic Feedbacks in the Global Climatic System: Will the Warming Feed the Warming?
G. M. Woodwell, Fred T. Mackenzie
Oxford University Press, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 416 pages
The problem of global warming is among the most intensely studied and debated topics in ecology and environmental science. But one possible contributor to global warming--biotic feedback--has until now not been addressed with any serious, sustained attention. Featuring papers prepared for a meeting held at Woods Hole to explore the topic, this book provides for the first time a comprehensive overview of the many issues associated with interactions between biota and global warming. With contributions from internationally respected scholars in the field, the book will prove invaluable to students and researchers in ecology, climatology, and environmental science.
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Biotic Feedbacks from the Warming of the Earth
Climatically Important Biogenic Gases
A Plants and Plant Communities
Disturbance Regimes and Biospheric
Permafrost and Vegetation Response to Global Warming in North
Net Carbon Metabolism of Oceanic Margins and Estuaries
Implications of Increased Solar UVB for Aquatic Ecosystems
A Terrestrial and Oceanic Interactions
Vegetation Geography and Global Carbon Storage Changes
Aspects of Detection
B Modeling the Carbon Sink
The Terrestrial Uptake of C02 during
accumulation age class structure annual anthropogenic Arctic atmospheric C02 concentration atmospheric carbon biogeochemical cycles biological biomass biome biosphere biotic feedbacks boreal forest C02 enrichment C02 fertilization C02 levels calculated carbon budget carbon cycle carbon dioxide carbon storage climate change components decomposition decrease deforestation distribution ecosystems effects elevated C02 emissions enhanced Environ estimates Figure flux fossil fuel gases glacial global carbon cycle Global Change global warming Gorham greenhouse growth response Houghton increase isotopic L. H. Allen land latitudes leaf marine metabolism methane natural negative feedback net primary production nitrogen northern nutrient ocean organic carbon oxidation ozone peat peatlands permafrost Pg carbon photosynthesis phytoplankton plant positive feedback potential predicted primary production processes radiation ratio reduced regions release respiration result scenario simulations sink soil carbon sources species studies sulfur surface temperature terrestrial ecosystems tion tree tropical tundra ultraviolet uptake UV-B vegetation wetland Woodwell