Publisher description for The terrestrial biosphere and global change : implications for natural and managed ecosystems / edited by Brian Walker ... [et al.].

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Counter This new synthesis summarises the international research effort in the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) Core Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. Five major thematic areas are covered: ecosystem physiology; ecosystem structure and composition; terrestrial production systems; global biogeochemistry; ecological complexity (biodiversity). A summary of the integrated and interactive effects of global change on the terrestrial biosphere for four key regions of the world is presented, as well as a projection of future trends in the terrestrial component of the global carbon cycle. The book also includes a section on tools developed or modified for global change research.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Biosphere Research, Climatic changes Research, Biological diversity Research, Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry) Research, Global temperature changes, Ecosystem management