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Climate Change Biology

Climate Change Biology

By J Newman, University of Guelph, Canada, M Anand, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada, H Henry, Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, Canada, S Hunt, Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Canada, Z Gedalof, Department of Geography, University of Guelph, Canada

July 2011 / Hardback / 304 Pages / 9781845937485 £80.00 / €107.00 / $155.50
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Main Description

Climate change has moved from being 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 four parts, the first deals extensively with the physical evidence of climate change and various modelling efforts to predict its future. Biological responses are addressed in the second part, from the individual's physiology to populations and ecosystems, and further to considering adaptation and evolution. The third part examines the specific impact climate change may have on natural resources, agriculture and forestry. The final part considers research on the cutting edge of impact prediction and the practical and philosophical limitations on our abilities to predict these impacts. This text 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.

  • Part I: Preliminaries
  • 1: Putting it in Perspective: The Paleorecord and Climate Reconstructions
  • 2: Projecting Future Climates
  • 3: Methods for Studying the Impacts of Climatic Change
  • Part II: Impacts from Physiology to Evolution
  • 4: Physiological Responses
  • 5: Population Responses in Time and Space
  • 6: Community Composition and Dynamics
  • 7: Ecosystem Responses
  • 8: Evolutionary Responses to Climatic Change
  • Part III: Applications
  • 9: Responses by Soil Organisms
  • 10: The Future of Forest Productivity
  • 11: The Future of Agricultural Production
  • 12: Impacts on Biodiversity
  • Part IV: Final Considerations
  • 13: Multiple Stressors
  • 14: The Limits of Science
Provides some interesting perspectives…it will be very helpful for students in biology who are interested in aspects of climate change. Animal Feed Science and Technology 174 (2012)

"A thorough and informative gateway to the field for graduate students and researchers." Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 27 (7), 2012.