European Forests and Global Change - Likely Impacts of Rising Carbon Dioxide and Temperature

Edited by Paul G. Jarvis 
Cambridge University Press  1998  

Hardback  398 pp  ISBN 9780521584784      £124.00
Studies of global climate change predict that increases in atmospheric CO2 concentration and temperature are expected to occur over the next century. To help gain an insight into the potential effect of these changes on forests, this book describes how major European tree species respond to experimentally manipulated environmental conditions. The effects on photosynthesis, respiration and development are described and the results used to generate models of the likely response of European forests to the predicted changes in climate. The volume encompasses studies carried out under the ECOCRAFT (European Collaboration on CO2 Responses Applied to Forests and Trees) programme, focusing on the major tree species found in eight European countries. As such it provides an authoritative report of the current status of European research into this important area of global environmental biology, covering the following topics:

  • How can we study CO2 impacts on trees and forests?
  • Biochemistry, physiology and biophysics of photosynthesis
  • Is dark respiration rate changed?
  • Will tree foliage be larger and live longer?
  • Biomass, growth and carbon allocation
  • Is water used more efficiently?
  • Do elevated CO2 concentrations and nutrients interact?
  • Do the effects of temperature and CO2 interact?
  • What can we learn from microcosms?
  • Modelling leaf, tree and forest responses to increasing atmospheric CO2 and temperature
  • Perspectives for future research
  • Annex I: refereed papers
  • Annex II: abstracts, notes, reports and thesis
  • Index.

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