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Impact of Carbon Dioxide and Other Greenhouse Gases on Forest Ecosystems

Impact of Carbon Dioxide and Other Greenhouse Gases on Forest Ecosystems

IUFRO Research Series

Edited by D Karnosky, Michigan Technological University, USA, R Ceulemans, University of Antwerp, Belgium, G Scarascia-Mugnozza, Italian Agriculture Research Council, Italy, J Innes, University of British Columbia, Canada

September 2001 / Hardback / 352 Pages / 9780851995519 £110.00 / €140.00 / $210.00
With 10% online discount: £99.00 / €126.00 / $189.00
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Main Description

Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases such as ozone, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and chlorofluorocarbons, are all increasing in the atmosphere. These gases are directly affecting biological processes in trees and ecological processes in forests.They are also causing considerable radiant energy to be trapped near the earth’s surface resulting in the so-called "greenhouse" effect which may significantly alter global climate in the 21st century. However, this issue is subject to some controversyThis book provides an authoritative review, written by expert world forest scientists, of what is known about the impact of elevated CO2 and other greenhouse gases on forest ecosystems.

  • 1: The Impact of CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gases on Forest Ecosystems: An Introduction,
  • 2: Effects of Greenhouse Gases on the Gas Exchange of Forest Trees,
  • 3: The Impacts of Greenhouse Gases on Antioxidants and Foliar Defence Compounds,y
  • 4: Above-ground Growth Responses of Forest Trees to Elevated Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations,
  • 5: Influence of Carbon Dioxide on the Growth and Function of Roots and Root Systems,
  • 6: Impacts of Greenhouse Gases on the Phenology of Forest Trees,
  • 7: Effects of Elevated CO2 on Nutrient Cycling in Forests,
  • 8: Impacts of Interacting Greenhouse Gases on Forest Ecosystems,
  • 9: Modelling the Impacts of Greenhouse Gases on Forests,
  • 10: FACE Systems for Studying the Impacts of Greenhouse Gases on Forest Ecosystems,
  • 11: Knowledge Gaps in the Study of the Impacts of Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and Other Greenhouse gases on Forest Ecosystems, D
This book provides an excellent review of the current literature for anyone interested in the impact of greenhouse gases on forest-ecosystems function at all levels.

The Holocene, July 2002

"This book should be of great value to all who are trying to understand how changes in the atmosphere may affect forests and how forests may influence the composition of the atmosphere."

Annals of Botany, 2003