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Vegetation and the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: The First 400 Million Years (Hardback)
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Vegetation and the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: The First 400 Million Years (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 18/10/2001
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Plants have colonised and modified the World's surface for the last 400 million years. In this book the authors demonstrate that an understanding of the role of vegetation in the terrestrial carbon cycle during this time can be gained by linking the key mechanistic elements of present day vegetation processes to models of the global climate during different geological eras. The resulting interactive simulations of climate and vegetation processes tie in with observable geological data, such as the distributions of coals and evaporites, supporting the validity of the authors' approach. Simulation of possible conditions in future centuries are also presented, providing valuable predictions of the status of the Earth's vegetation and carbon cycle at a time of global warming.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521801966
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 1099 g
Dimensions: 255 x 180 x 28 mm


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'The book is pioneering, thought provoking and scholarly ... if you are interested in plant-atmosphere interactions, then the book is worth reading.' Dennis Baldocchi, TRENDS in Ecology & Evolution
'... pioneering, thought provoking and scholarly ... The bottom line is that, if you are interested in plant-atmosphere interactions, then this book is worth reading.' Dennis Baldocchi, TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution
'... an excellent reference to a new approach using data on vegetation and the carbon cycle.' Philip E. LaMoreaux, Environmental Geology
"Readers will learn about the changing dynamics of atmospheric oxygen, temperature, and carbon dioxide during different geological eras. In addition, readers will understand relationships among atmospheric changes and current global climate change, carbon sequestration, and predicted warming. An important resource for graduate students, scientists of climatology, geoscientists, ecologists, and the general public interested in global change." Choice
"...an excellent reference to a new approach using data on vegetation and the carbon cycle." Environmental Geology
"...well written and understandable, especially given the subject matter...I would recommend this book for those interested in a better understanding of large-scale simulation and the integration of GCMs with terrestrial vegetation models." Natural Areas Journal
"...a fine contribution to this topic.... The book is an impressive integration of geology, climatic modeling and plant ecology, spanning large differences in temporal and spatial scales. It shows what can be achieved with the mixture of these three components, and thus how vegetation has affected the evolution of the Earth, and vice versa." Ecoscience

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