Terrestrial Global Productivity

Edited By

  • Jacques Roy, Centre d'Ecologie Fantionnelle et Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France
  • Harold Mooney, Stanford University, California, U.S.A.
  • Bernard Saugier, Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, Universite Paris-Sud, France
  • Harold Mooney, Stanford University, California, U.S.A.
  • Bernard Saugier, Ecologie, Systematique et Evolution, Universite Paris-Sud, France


Graduate students, faculty, researchers, governmental personel and policy makers interested in ecology, agriculture, plant science, forestry and related agrobusinesses; libraries at institutions with strong programs in these and related areas.


Book information

  • Published: May 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-505290-0


"..the editors have done a commendable job in bringing together the collective wisdom of 50 prominent ecologists." -Shibu Jose for FOREST SCIENCE (2002) "...a veritable 'Who's who' in plant, ecosystem, and earth-system ecology, provide concise reviews of a variety of topics related to production. ...For anyone studying global change, earth systems, or ecosystem ecology, for graduate seminars on the topic, or for those who might wish to begin an integrative, global synthesis, Terrestrial Global Productivity is an indispensable reference." ?Shahid Naeem, Dept of Zoology, University of Washington, in ECOLOGY (February 2002) "This volume assembles researchers from all over the world and achieves the goal of updating and synthesizing current knowledge on global productivity. Appropriate for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in the field of ecosystem studies." ?CHOICE (November 2001)

Table of Contents

Contributors.Preface.Terrestrial Primary Productivity: Definitions and Milestones, J. Roy and B. Saugier.Component Processes:Canopy Photosynthesis: History, Measurements, and Models, D.D. Baldocchi and J.S. Amthor.Terrestrial Higher Plant Respiration and Net Primary Production, J.S. Amthor and D.D. Baldocchi.Phenology, Growth, and Allocation in Global Terrestrial Productivity, R.B. Jackson, M.J. Lechowicz, X. Li, and H.A. Mooney.From Plant Soil: Litter Production and Decomposition, R. Joffre and G.I. Agren.Herbivory and Trophic Interactions, S.J. McNaughton.Water, Nitrogen, Rising Atmospheric CO2, and Terrestrial Productivity, D. Loustau, B. Hungate, and B.G. Drake.How Does Biodiversity Control Primary Productivity?, J. Roy.Ecosystem Productive Performance:Productivity of Arctic Ecosystems, G. Shaver and S. Jonasson.Productivity of Boreal Forests, P.G. Jarvis, B. Saugier, and E.-D. Schulze.Productivity of Evergreen and Deciduous Temperate Forests, P.B. Reich and P. Bolstad.Productivity of Temperate Grasslands, O.E. Sala.Productivity of Agro-ecosystems, J. Goudriaan, J.J. Rob Goot, and P.W.J. Uithol.Hierarchy and Productivity of Mediterranean-Type Ecosystems, S. Rambal.Productivity of Deserts, J.R. Ehleringer.Productivity of Tropical Savannas and Grasslands, J.I. House and D.O. Hall.Productivity of Tropical Rain Forests, J. Grace, Y. Malhi, N. Higuchi, and P. Meir.Global Productivity:Determining Present Patterns of Global Productivity, W. Cramer, R.J. Olson, S.D. Prince, and J.M.O. Schurlock.Integrating Global Models of Terrestrial Primary Productivity, P. Ciais, P. Friedlingstein, A. Friend, and D.S. Schimel.Reconstructing and Modeling Past Changes in Terrestrial Primary Productivity, J. Guiot, I.C. Prentice, C. Peng, D. Jolly, F. Laarif, and B. Smith.Global Terrestrial Productivity and Carbon Balance, R.A. Houghton.Predicting the Future Productivity and Distribution of Global Terrestrial Vegetation, F.I. Woodward, M.R. Lomas, and S.E. Lee.Estimations of Global Terrestrial Productivity: Converging Toward a Single Number?, B. Saugier, J. Roy, and H.A. Mooney.Index.Previous Volumes in Series.