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Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 0080983421
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There are significant pressures from climate change and air pollution that forests currently face. This book aims to increase understanding of the state and potential of forest ecosystems to mitigate and adapt to climate change in a polluted environment. It reconciles process-oriented research, long-term monitoring and applied modeling through comprehensive forest ecosystem research. Furthermore, it introduces "forest super sites for research for integrating soil, plant and atmospheric sciences and monitoring. It also provides mechanistic and policy-oriented modeling with scientifically sound risk indications regarding atmospheric changes and ecosystem services. Identifies current knowledge gaps and emerging research needs Highlights novel methodologies and integrated research concepts Assesses ecological meaning of investigations and prioritizing research need

Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book
Author : Rainer Matyssek,Nicholas Clarke,Pavel Cudlin,Teis Nørgaard Mikkelsen,Juha-Pekka Tuovinen,Gerhard Wieser,Elena Paoletti
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 0128055537
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This chapter outlines the aims and scope of the book. An introduction is given to the current status of knowledge which is presented on the topic of the book. Arguments are presented for writing the book, in view of continued, long-term and process-based research needed for mitigating ecological and socio-economic risks to forests under global change. The book will conclude on suggestions for decision making and reasons for continued funding of related research.

Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book
Author : Ludger Grünhage,Rainer Matyssek,Gerhard Wieser,Karl-Heinz Häberle,Michael Leuchner,Annette Menzel,Jochen Dieler,Hans Pretzsch,Winfried Grimmeisen,Lothar Zimmermann,Stephan Raspe,Matthias Schröder
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 0128055642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rising tropospheric ozone (O3) concentrations pose a critical threat to forest ecosystems. A stomatal flux-based risk evaluation methodology at leaf level was established recently in the context of the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution. This study demonstrates improvement and validation of the stomatal flux–effect approach for European beech and Norway spruce with results from the 8-year free-air O3 enrichment experiment at Kranzberg Forest (Germany). Based on the recommended O3/water vapour diffusivity ratio of 0.663, provisional corrected flux–effect functions for beech and spruce were deduced. Comparison of observed and modelled loss in annual growth under twice-ambient O3 exposure relative to whole-stem productivity under ambient O3 seems to confirm the Convention’s leaf-level stomatal flux approach and the associated response function for Norway spruce up to twice-ambient O3 exposure. For European beech, it must be emphasized that the Convention’s methodology may underestimate the risk for loss in whole-stem productivity.

Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book
Author : Hojka Kraigher,Marko Bajc,Tine Grebenc
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 012805560X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mycorrhizal fungi have evolved with their plant partners and enabled them with better growth in stressed and disturbed environments by better nutrient acquisition and protection against pathogens. Any stress or disturbance belowground is reflected first in changes in mycorrhizal community structure. The complex mycorrhizal networks and interactions among mycorrhizosphere organisms regulate the carbon dynamics and stability of forest ecosystems by ‘beneficial interactions’ or ‘collaboration’ rather than by competition—especially under stress and disturbance. This chapter provides an overview of mycorrhizal forms, structure and functions, their vulnerability and their central role in complex mycorrhizosphere interactions. Their disruption may lead to the loss of essential functions of forest ecosystems. The conservation of belowground interactions should be among priority areas of future research and monitoring programmes and strategies.

Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book
Author : Takayoshi Koike,Makoto Watanabe,Yasutomo Hoshika,Mitsutoshi Kitao,Hideyuki Matsumura,R. Funada,Takeshi Izuta
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 0128055693
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Air pollution, especially ozone, in East and Southeast Asia is considered to be more serious than in Europe and North America. An increase in ozone concentration may lead to adverse effects on forest trees in East and Southeast Asia where we have high species richness. Although some information on the effects of ozone on plantation tree species in East Asia is available, the situation of most countries in Southeast Asia is not clarified. In Japan, advanced methodologies such as the stomatal flux-based approach, use of a free-air ozone fumigation system and stand level studies have started recently. To maintain ecosystem services of forests such as carbon sink and conservation of biodiversity, there is a need to develop our understanding of the effect of ozone on vegetation in East and Southeast Asia. To this end, international cooperative research is important.

Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book
Author : Jörg Kruse,Judy Simon,Heinz Rennenberg
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 0128055596
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate change will likely affect the carbon balance of terrestrial soils via shifts in photosynthetic carbon input relative to soil respiratory CO2 loss. This review is focused on the effects of enhanced temperature and altered precipitation on soil respiration—that is, the sum of autotrophic root and heterotrophic microbial respiration. We highlight key processes that determine the substrate supply for the microbial decomposer community. These processes include (i) root exudation of low-molecular carbon compounds, (ii) enzymatic degradation of labile and recalcitrant soil organic matter (SOM) and (iii) physicochemical protection of SOM. The sensitivities of these processes to soil temperature and moisture differ, aggravating mechanistic interpretation of bulk soil respiration in response to global change. Variation in soil respiration can also result from acclimation of autotrophic root respiration, or shifts in microbial carbon use efficiency. On the basis of such key processes, we evaluate the apparent flexibility of instantaneous temperature responses of soil respiration.

Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book
Author : Lauri Laakso,Johan Paul Beukes,Pieter Gideon Van Zyl,Jacobus J. Pienaar,Miroslav Josipovic,Andrew Venter,Kerneels Jaars,Ville Vakkari,Casper Labuschagne,Kgaugelo Chiloane,Juha-Pekka Tuovinen
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 0128055723
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The tropospheric ozone concentrations over southern Africa are relatively high due to large precursor emissions from biomass burning, vegetation and anthropogenic sources and the intensity of solar radiation. In this study, we summarize ozone concentration data from both literature and new measurements. Further, we present data on the accumulated vegetation exposure to ozone in terms of the AOT40 index, which is calculated for the sites with hourly ozone and radiation data, with an aim to assess the potential for adverse effects on vegetation. As the seasonal variation of ozone concentrations is large, we discuss the effect of growing season onset on the stomatal gas exchange and the related potential for vegetation impacts. Finally, future research needs are discussed.

Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book
Author : Thomas Knoke,Andreas Hahn
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 0128055782
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We analyse options to adapt forest and agricultural ecosystems to the adverse consequences of climatic change. We provide an overview of global change as it relates to the forest and agriculture sectors and conclude that forests should be analysed and their management optimised, together with their neighbouring agricultural ecosystems, if we are to be successful in meeting the challenges of future land-use conflicts. These challenges include balancing the need to satisfy increasing food and resource demands (provisioning services) while still providing indispensable regulating services such as climate and water protection. For the forestry sector, we identify various options to adapt ecosystems to climatic change, such as appropriate choice of tree species, mixed and uneven-aged forests, thinnings and adapted rotation length. We see, however, great potential in comprehensive land-use portfolios containing mixed, and thus diversified, alternatives—with patches of croplands, pastures and forests—to achieve a more sustainable intensification of land-use concepts. Such concepts would reduce the vulnerability of land-use systems to the effects of climatic change. Natural forests, whose continued existence must be secured by conservation payments, are a necessary component used to store carbon, to protect the water balance and to preserve biodiversity. In future, comprehensive land-use models are necessary to make demonstrable and to optimise the ecological and economic consequences of various land-use concepts.

Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book
Author : Pavel Cudlín,Josef Seják,Jan Pokorný,Jana Albrechtová,Olaf Bastian,Michal Marek
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 0128055766
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forests provide many supporting, regulating and cultural services. Extensive environmental changes have resulted in a substantial loss or degradation of forest ecosystem services (ES). Unclear interactions of climate-change phenomena make it difficult to estimate forest ES. Research on interactive effects of climate change and air pollution has become a central issue in forest science during the past decade. Climate change in interaction with air pollution brings novel combinations of severity and timing of multiple stresses, which may significantly affect many forest ES. The aims of the present chapter are to identify basic concepts of evaluating ES with a focus on forest ES, to provide physiological and ecological bases for their evaluation, and to discuss the interactive effects of climate change and air pollution on forest ES based on selected tree physiological functions. Climate regulation mediated by deforestation-induced changes in the hydrological cycle is discussed. Adaptive governance and communication to the public promotes sustainable forest–multi-stakeholder collaboration. A case study is presented evaluating selected ES in a forest–agricultural landscape in the Czech Republic on the basis of monitored energy, water and material flows estimation. From this study, it is apparent that future research must include multi-factorial anthropogenic and natural interactions of climatic changes and air pollution in conjunction with sustainable forest ES provisions. Sustainable forest management is an essential tool for reducing the vulnerability of forests to environmental change.

Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Challenges

Climate Change  Air Pollution and Global Challenges Book
Author : Teis Nørgaard Mikkelsen,Nicholas Clarke,Alina Danielewska,Richard Fischer
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-11-19
ISBN : 012805574X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Consequences of climate change in combination with air pollution for ecosystem services are multiple but hard to predict. To meet future challenges, a way forward is development of supersites in forest research. This chapter will elucidate the development of existing European forest monitoring and research infrastructures, describe harmonisation of databases and knowledge about climate change and air pollution impact on forest ecosystems and present knowledge gap statements from fifty experts affiliated with the COST FP0903 Action. The statements are structured within the following subjects: The carbon cycle in forests (LULUCF accounting), forest health and vitality, forest biodiversity, extent of forest resources, availability of wood and forest biomass, protective functions of forests and socio-economic information about the forest sector. This will provide a base of knowledge with regard to supersites in forest ecosystem monitoring and research.

Forest Systems

Forest Systems Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Forest Systems book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Global Environmental Challenges of the Twenty first Century

Global Environmental Challenges of the Twenty first Century Book
Author : David E. Lorey
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780842050494
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The most serious environmental problems of the twenty-first century have the potential to alter the course of life on this planet. Global warming, toxic waste, water and air pollution, acid rain, and shrinking energy supplies are frightening challenges that may threaten our future if we do not face up to them. Global Environmental Challenges provides important information and gives us hope about the environment. This book first helps us to grasp these difficulties, then shows us the choices we can make. How long to leave a light on, whether to take the car, the train, or bicycle to work, whether to recycle or throw away, whether to vote to curb continued suburban sprawl-all of these decisions can make a difference. This collection of some of the best essays and articles on the environment comes from a variety of sources, including journals, magazines, websites of ecological/conservation organizations, and other publications. Five major sections investigate the interaction of population growth, consumption, and environment; the emerging crisis in freshwater around the globe; global climate and atmosphere (including global warming); biodiversity loss; and the concept of sustainable development-using natural resources to place future human development on a sustainable path. The final section on sustainable development reveals how we can take action. As individuals, we can make a difference readily and easily without making huge personal sacrifices. As societies, we can work together in a global community of interest to sustain the earth. This valuable resource offers readers a better understanding of our environmental problems and presents solutions to improving the health of the planet.

Air Pollution and Climate Change

Air Pollution and Climate Change Book
Author : Alan Wellburn
Publisher : Longman Trade/Caroline House
Release : 1994
ISBN : 9780582092853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fully revised and updated, now available in paperback, surveys the problem of air pollution and climate change, with colour plates to illustrate the effects of air pollution on the environment. The text concentrates on the mechanisms of action of air pollutants and acid rain from biological tissues to a global scale.

The Challenge for Australia on Global Climate Change 29 30 April 1997

The Challenge for Australia on Global Climate Change  29 30 April  1997 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental Issues Today Choices and Challenges 2 volumes

Environmental Issues Today  Choices and Challenges  2 volumes  Book
Author : Robert J. Duffy,Susan M. Opp
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2020-11-09
ISBN : 144085985X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This two-volume set provides an authoritative overview of the major environmental issues of the 21st century, with a special focus on current challenges, trends, and policy choices. This set provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and focused resource for understanding the nature and scope of environmental challenges facing the United States and the world in the 21st century, as well as options for meeting those challenges. Volume One covers environmental trends and challenges within the United States, while Volume Two illuminates environmental issues and choices around the world. Issues covered in both volumes include vital topics such as climate change, air and water pollution, natural resource and species protection, and agricultural/industrial impacts on the environment and public health. For all topics, the authors—scholars and experts hailing from a wide range of environmental and policy fields—detail a range of political, social, and economic options for the future and explain why the issue in question is important for society and people as well as the natural world. User-friendly division of volumes into U.S. and international coverage Authoritative and objective analysis from environmental scholars Illuminating sidebars providing case studies about important environmental trends and policies Lists of issue-specific resources for further research

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Book
Author : John H. Seinfeld,Spyros N. Pandis
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-04-04
ISBN : 1118947401
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Expanded and updated with new findings and new features New chapter on Global Climate providing a self-contained treatment of climate forcing, feedbacks, and climate sensitivity New chapter on Atmospheric Organic Aerosols and new treatment of the statistical method of Positive Matrix Factorization Updated treatments of physical meteorology, atmospheric nucleation, aerosol-cloud relationships, chemistry of biogenic hydrocarbons Each topic developed from the fundamental science to the point of application to real-world problems New problems at an introductory level to aid in classroom teaching

Annual Editions Global Issues 08 09

Annual Editions  Global Issues 08 09 Book
Author : Robert Jackson
Publisher : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
Release : 2008-03-19
ISBN : 9780073397634
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This Twenty-Fourth Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: GLOBAL ISSUES provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM, ISBN 0073301906, is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Tropical Pacific Island Environments

Tropical Pacific Island Environments Book
Author : Christopher S. Lobban,Maria Schefter
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Tropical Pacific Island Environments book written by Christopher S. Lobban,Maria Schefter, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Globalization of World Politics

The Globalization of World Politics Book
Author : Professor and Dean of Economics and Social Studies John Baylis,John Baylis,Steve Smith
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Fully revised and updated to cover the latest developments in international relations, the new edition of this textbook provides the ideal introduction for all students of international relations.

UNEP GC

UNEP GC  Book
Author : United Nations Environment Programme. Governing Council
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download UNEP GC book written by United Nations Environment Programme. Governing Council, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.