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Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change (Oxford Biology)

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsYadvinder Malhi (Editor), Oliver Phillips (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7401098M
ISBN 100198567065
ISBN 109780198567066

New global study shows 'best of the last' tropical forests urgently need protection According to a paper released today in Nature Ecology and Evolution, only of the world's pristine tropical.   Global warming is arguably the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction provides a concise and accessible explanation of the key topics in the debate: how and why changes are occurring, setting these changes in the context of past global climate change, looking at the predicted impact of climate change.

Can we rely on tropical forests to stop runaway climate change? The world's jungles absorb a large proportion of our CO2 emissions, helping to slow the pace of human-induced global warming.   Tropical forests have been one of Earth's best defenses against rising carbon dioxide levels. The trees suck carbon from the atmosphere as they grow, and researchers estimate that, despite ongoing deforestation, tropical forests hold more carbon than humanity has emitted over the past 30 years by burning coal, oil, and natural gas. But scientists have worried that the ability of tropical.

Detecting Tropical Forest Responses to Global Changes 5 (atmospheric [CO 2]) increased 14 percent, from to ppm. During this entire period it far exceeded the ppm maximum level for the , yr before industrialization (Petit et al. ). Since all tropical .   Tropical forests could offset much of the carbon released from the declining use of fossil fuels, helping to stabilize and then reduce atmospheric .


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However, there have been surprisingly few efforts to synthesize cutting-edge science in the area of tropical forest interaction with atmospheric change. At a time when our global atmosphere is undergoing a period of rapid change, both in terms of climate and in the cycling of essential elements such as carbon and nitrogen, a thorough and up-to.

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Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change: : Malhi, Yadvinder, Phillips, Oliver: Books. Buy Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change (): NHBS - Edited By: Yadvinder Malhi and Oliver Phillips, Oxford University Press. Tropical forests represent the world's most biodiverse ecosystems and play a key role in hydrology, carbon storage and exchange.

Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change book of the human-induced pressures these regions are facing, e.g. fragmentation and deforestation, have been widely reported and well documented. However, there have been surprisingly few efforts to synthesize cutting-edge science in the area of tropical forest.

Tropical forests represent the world's most biodiverse ecosystems and play a key role in hydrology, carbon storage, and exchange. Many of the human-induced pressures these regions are facing, e.g.

fragmentation and deforestation, have been widely reported and well documented. However, there have been surprisingly few efforts to synthesize cutting-edge science in the area of tropical forest.

[Book Review: Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change.] Article in The Quarterly Review of Biology 82(2) June with 4 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Promotional Law Books; Blog; Membership; E-Print; Contact Us; Catalog. Home; Products; Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change; Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change.

Tropical forests are hotspots for global change, and play a major contribution to global biodiversity, human livelihoods and planetary functioning. As such they are a nexus for scientific and policy discussions about global change and its impacts, and how to mitigate, manage and adapt to these impacts.

This Specialty Section is focused on these exciting and important questions and discussions. Protecting tropical forests is essential for achieving the climate goals of the Paris Agreement.

Global Forest Watch Climate recently released estimated carbon dioxide emissions associated with the tropical tree cover loss data, and the numbers demonstrate more of what we already tropical tree cover loss continues at the current rate, it will be nearly impossible to.

Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change Article Literature Review (PDF Available) in Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B Biological Sciences () April   Detecting Tropical Forests' Responses to Global Climatic and Atmospheric Change: Current Challenges and a Way Forward.

Deborah A. Clark. Corresponding Author. Department of Biology, University of Missouri‐St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A. Because of tropical forests' disproportionate importance for world biodiversity and for the global.

"Even a small increase in respiration from tropical forest soils could have a large effect on atmospheric CO2 concentrations, with consequences for global climate." The quantity of carbon cycling each year through soils worldwide is up to 10 times greater than human-generated greenhouse gas.

Tropical forests and the global carbon cycle: impacts of atmospheric carbon dioxide, climate change and rate of deforestation. but also because of the possibility of release driven by climate change.

To identify the relative roles of CO2 increase, changing temperature and rainfall, and deforestation in the future, and the magnitude of their.

Predicting the impacts of global environmental changes on tropical forests \/ Simon L. Lewis -- Ecophysiological and biogeochemical responses to atmospheric change \/ Jeffrey Q.

Chambers and Whendee L. Silver -- Tropical forests dynamics in response to a Co2-rich atmosphere \/ Christian Korner -- The effects of drought on tropical forest. The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling. This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc.

and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosystems. In this elegant book, we have defined "Tropical Forests" broadly, into five different themes: (1) tropical forest structure, synergy.

Wildfires and slash and burn agriculture release carbon dioxide that would otherwise be stored in the forest biomass into the atmosphere. Forest regrowth and crops recapture some carbon, but overall, deforestation is a source of atmospheric carbon dioxide and therefore a contributor to global warming.

(Photograph © mke). We present a personal perspective on the highlights of the Theme Issue 'Tropical forests and global atmospheric change'.

We highlight the key findings on the contemporary rate of climatic change in the tropics, the evidence-gained from field studies-of large-scale and rapid change in the dynamics and biomass of old-growth forests, and evidence of how climate change and fragmentation.

Tropical forests affect climate, and the removal of the forests will change climate. Or not. This book discusses basic questions on how far, if at all, tropical deforestation leads to climatic change. The question of this uncertainty is particularly addressed. Tropical forests soak up huge amounts of greenhouse gas.

Climate change could end that. By Elizabeth Pennisi May. 21,PM. Tropical forests. Forests are a dominant feature of our planet. On geological time scales they have expanded and contracted, but remain a major driver of global cycles of energy and carbon, water and nutrients. In much of the world, forests command deep respect, even reverence for what they provide.

Ancient forests still supply much of the energy that drives today’s industry and society, and improved.tropical forests distribution, formation and species composition h as changed with changing global climates during the l years.

Since the industrial revolution a global climate change has been generated as a consequence of atmospheric greenhouse gases enrichment.

Furthermore, pristine tropical forest.Forests, especially tropical forests, play an important role in global climate change. Tree biomass stores carbon through photosynthesis, so deforestation contributes to carbon emissions.

Tropical forests contain about 25% of the world’s carbon, and other forest regions of .