Terrestrial Global Productivity

Terrestrial Global Productivity

1st Edition - May 7, 2001

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  • Editors: Harold Mooney, Bernard Saugier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080518725

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As the global climate changes, there are concomitant changes in global biological productivity. This book is devoted to the assessment of terrestrial Net Primary Productivity ("the total amount of energy acquired by green plants during photosynthesis, minus the energy lost through respiration"--APDS&T, pp. 1457). The book is comprised of three major sections. The first section is a review of the processes that operate globally to influence productivity--these are the initial conditions of any model of primary productivity. The second section is comprised of chapters that assess the contribution of particular ecosystems to global productivity. The final major section contains chapters of a synthetic nature that describe attempts to model global productivity. This book should appeal to both ecologists and environmental scientists.

Readership

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.

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 573
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2001
  • Published: May 7, 2001
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080518725

About the Series Volume Editors

Harold Mooney

Affiliations and Expertise

Stanford University, California, U.S.A.

Bernard Saugier

Affiliations and Expertise

Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, Université Paris-Sud, France

About the Editors

Jacques Roy

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre d'Ecologie Fantionnelle et Evolutive, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France

Harold Mooney

Affiliations and Expertise

Stanford University, California, U.S.A.

Bernard Saugier

Affiliations and Expertise

Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, Université Paris-Sud, France

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