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Title Tropical forests & global atmospheric change [electronic resource] / edited by Yadvinder Malhi and Oliver L. Phillips.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 260 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Series Oxford biology
Oxford biology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-249) and index.
Contents PART I. Contemporary atmospheric change in the tropics. Late twentieth-century patterns and trends in the climate of tropical forest regions / Yadvinder Malhi and James Wright -- Twenty-first century atmospheric change and deforestation: potential impacts on tropical forests / Wolfgang Cramer -- Forest-climate interactions in fragmented tropical landscapes / William F. Laurance. PART II. Atmospheric change and ecosystem processes. Predicting the impacts of global environmental changes on tropical forests / Simon L. Lewis -- Ecophysiological and biogeochemical responses to atmospheric change / Jeffrey Q. Chambers and Whendee L. Silver -- Tropical forests dynamics in response to a Co2-rich atmosphere / Christian Korner -- The effects of drought on tropical forest ecosystems / Patrick Meir and John Grace. PART III. Observations of contemporary change in tropical forests. Ecological responses of Amazonian forests to El Nino-induced surface fires / Jos Barlow and Carlos A. Peres -- Late twentieth-century trends in tree-community composition in an Amazonian forest / William F. Laurance, Alexandre A. Oliveira -- Late twentieth-century patterns and trends in Amazon tree turnover / Oliver Phillips, Timothy R. Baker, Luzmila Arroyo -- Late twentieth-century trends in the biomass of Amazonian forest plots / Timothy R. Baker, Oliver L. Phillips, Yadvinder Malhi, Samuel Almeida -- Late twentieth-century trends in the structure and dynamics of South American forests / Simon L. Lewis, Oliver L. Phillips, Timothy R. Baker -- Error propagation and scaling for tropical forest biomass estimates / Jerome Chave, Guillem Chust. PART IV. The past and future of tropical forests. The longevity and resilience of the Amazon rainforest / Mark Maslin -- Amazonian ecosystems and atmospheric change since the last glacian maximum / Francis E. Mayle and Mark B. Bush -- Modelling the past and future fate of the Amazonian forest / Sharon A. Cowling, Richard A. Betts -- Climate.
change and speciation in neotropical seasonally dry forest plants / R. Toby Pennington, Matt Lavin -- The prospects for tropical forests in the twenty-first-century atmosphere / Oliver L. Phillips and Yadvinder Malhi.
Summary This text explores the vigorous contemporary debate as to how rapidly tropical forests may be affected by atmospheric change, and what this may mean for their future.
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Subject Climatic changes -- Tropics.
Forest ecology -- Tropics.
Forest microclimatology -- Tropics.
Biodiversity -- Climatic factors -- Tropics.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Malhi, Y. (Yadvinder)
Phillips, Oliver.
Other Form: Print version: Tropical forests & global atmospheric change. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 0198567065 0198567057 (DLC) 2005019566 (OCoLC)60418030
ISBN 1429422076 (electronic bk.)
9781429422079 (electronic bk.)
0198567065 (alk. paper)
9780198567066 (alk. paper)
0198567057 (alk. paper)
9780198567059 (alk. paper)