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Climate change in the lowlands of the Amazon Basin

Bush, M.B.; Gosling, W.D. and Colinvaux, P.A. (2006). Climate change in the lowlands of the Amazon Basin. In: Flenley, John R. and Bush, Mark B. eds. Tropical Rainforest Response to Climatic Change. Environmental Sciences. USA and UK: Springer, jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK, pp. 55–79.

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Abstract

About the book: The goal of this book is to provide a current overview of the impacts of climate change on tropical forests, to investigate past, present, and future climatic influences on the ecosystems with the highest biodiversity on the planet. "Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change" will be the first book to examine how tropical rain forest ecology is altered by climate change, rather than simply seeing how plant communities were altered. Shifting the emphasis onto 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 this book that emerges progressively is the interaction between humans, climate and forest ecology. While numerous books have appeared dealing with forest fragmentation and conservation, none have explicitly explored the long term occupation of tropical systems, the influence of fire and the future climatic effects of deforestation, coupled 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.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 3-540-23908-1, 978-3-540-23908-6
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 6807
Depositing User: William Gosling
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:57
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/6807
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