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Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change (2nd ed.)

Bush, Mark B.; Flenley, John R. and Gosling, William D. eds. (2011). Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change (2nd ed.). Chichester: Springer/Praxis.

URL: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1007/978-3-642-05383-2
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Abstract

Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change, Second Edition, looks at how tropical rain forest ecology is altered by climate change, rather than simply seeing how plant communities were altered. Shifting the emphasis on to ecological processes, e.g. how diversity is structured by climate and the subsequent impact on tropical forest ecology, provides the reader with a more comprehensive coverage. A major theme of the book is the interaction between humans, climate and forest ecology. The authors, all foremost experts in their fields, explore the long term occupation of tropical systems, the influence of fire and the future climatic effects of deforestation, together with anthropogenic emissions. Incorporating modelling of past and future systems paves the way for a discussion of conservation from a climatic perspective, rather than the usual plea to stop logging. This second edition provides an updated text in this rapidly evolving field. The existing chapters are revised and updated and two entirely new chapters deal with Central America and the effect of fire on wet forest systems. In the first new chapter, the paleoclimate and ecological record from Central America (Lozano, Correa, Bush) is discussed, while the other deals with the impact of fire on tropical ecosystems.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3-642-05382-3, 978-3-642-05382-5
Keywords: climate change; tropical ecology; tropical forest ecology; tropical climate variability; environmental change; palaeoenvironment; past environmental change; paleoenvironmental change; biodiversity; rainforest; fire ecology; fire history; climate modelling; tropical archaeology; archaeology; human impacts on ancient environments
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
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Item ID: 30563
Depositing User: William Gosling
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 09:45
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30563
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