Concepts and Applications
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- Author: Gordon B. Bonan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
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This book introduces an interdisciplinary framework to understand the interaction between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change. It reviews basic meteorological, hydrological and ecological concepts to examine the physical, chemical and biological processes by which terrestrial ecosystems affect and are affected by climate. The textbook is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying ecology, environmental science, atmospheric science and geography. The central argument is that terrestrial ecosystems become important determinants of climate through their cycling of energy, water, chemical elements and trace gases. This coupling between climate and vegetation is explored at spatial scales from plant cells to global vegetation geography and at timescales of near instantaneous to millennia. The text also considers how human alterations to land become important for climate change. This restructured edition, with updated science and references, chapter summaries and review questions, and over 400 illustrations, including many in color, serves as an essential student guide.Read more
- The overview of basic concepts for students from a range of disciplines makes this book an excellent starting point for study
- Presents updated science, references, and new chapter summaries, bringing value to both first-time buyers and academics and students who have read the first edition
- End-of-chapter review questions and new chapter summaries enable students to test their grasp of the material and aid in independent study
- Over 400 figures, including colour plates, help students to clarify key concepts and assimilate the material presented
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"...highly recommended for students in the atmospheric sciences and physical geography; and for reference libraries ... I congratulate Cambridge University Press on the quality of their workmanship in bringing this manuscript to publication."
Ted Munn, Bulletin of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic SocietySee more reviews
"The well-organized second edition of Ecological Climatology can serve as a basic guide for advanced students to help them visualize the relationship between climate change and ecosystem responses and services. The clear explanation of concepts through illustrations, equations, and color plates helps to explain the interaction between plant and climate systems."
V.G. Kakani, Choice Magazine
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: June 2013
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781107266650
- contains: 24 colour illus. 84 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Earth System:
2. Components of the earth system
3. Global cycles
Part II. Global Physical Climatology:
4. Atmospheric radiation
5. Atmospheric general circulation and climate
6. Earth's climates
7. Climate variability
8. Climate change
Part III. Soil Processes:
9. Soil physics
10. Soil biochemistry
Part IV. Hydrometeorology:
11. Water balance
12. Watershed hydrology
13. Surface energy fluxes
14. Turbulent fluxes
15. Soil moisture and the atmospheric boundary layer
Part V. Biometeorology:
16. Leaf energy fluxes
17. Leaf photosynthesis
18. Plant canopies
Part VI. Terrestrial Plant Ecology:
19. Plant strategies
20. Populations and communities
22. Vegetation dynamics
23. Disturbances and landscapes
24. Global biogeography
Part VII. Terrestrial Forcings and Feedbacks
25. Land surface processes in climate models
26. Seasonal-to-interannual variability
27. Land use and land cover change
28. Coupled climate-vegetation dynamics
29. Carbon cycle-climate feedbacks
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