Ecological Climatology (BOK)

Gordon Bonan

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This book introduces an interdisciplinary framework to understand the interaction between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change. It reviews basic meteorological, hydrological and ecological concepts to examine the physical, chemical and biological processes by which terrestrial ecosystems affect and are affected by climate. The textbook is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying ecology, environmental science, atmospheric science and geography. The central argument is that terrestrial ecosystems become important determinants of climate through their cycling of energy, water, chemical elements and trace gases. This coupling between climate and vegetation is explored at spatial scales from plant cells to global vegetation geography and at timescales of near instantaneous to millennia. The text also considers how human alterations to land become important for climate change. This restructured edition, with updated science and references, chapter summaries and review questions, and over 400 illustrations, including many in colour, serves as an essential student guide.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Gordon Bonan
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521693196
Antall sider 568 Dimensjoner 19,2cm x 24,1cm x 2,9cm
Vekt 1272 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Ecological science, the Biosphere, Meteorology & climatology