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Title Tropical rainforest responses to climatic change / [edited by] Mark B. Bush and John R. Flenley
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 396 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Springer-Praxis books in environmental sciences
Springer-Praxis books in environmental sciences.
Contents Cretaceous and territory climate change and the past distribution of megathermal rainforests -- Andean montane forests and climate change -- Climate change in the lowlands of the Amazon Basin -- The Quaternary history of far eastern rainforests -- Rainforest responses to past climatic changes in tropical Africa -- Tropical environmental dynamics: a modeling perspective -- Prehistoric human occupation and impacts on Neotropical forest landscapes during the Late Pleistocene and Early/Middle Holocene -- Ultraviolet insolation and the tropical rainforest: altitudinal variations, quaternary and recent changes, extinctions, and biodiversity -- Climate change and hydrological modes of the wet tropics -- Plant species diversity in Amazonian forests -- Nutrient-cycling and climate change in tropical forests -- The response of South American tropical forests to contemporary atmospheric change -- Ecophysiological response of lowland tropical plants to Pleistocene climate -- Modeling future effects of climate change on tropical forests -- Conservation, climate change, and tropical forests
Summary Presents an overview of the impacts of climate change on tropical forests. This book examines how tropical rain forest ecology is altered by climate change. It explores the long term occupation of tropical systems, the influence of fire and the future climatic effects of deforestation, coupled with anthropogenic emissions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Climatic changes -- Tropics.
Rain forest ecology.
Rain forest animals -- Climatic factors.
Rain forest plants -- Climatic factors.
Form Electronic book
Author Bush, Mark B.
Flenley, John.
LC no. 2006928274
ISBN 3540239081