Item description for Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change (Springer Praxis Books / Environmental Sciences) by Mark B. Bush, John R. Flenley, Aleksandr Kislenko, Nataliya Tatarintseva, Sabrina Kassam, Rafaella Cribiore, Eric Kingson & Kevin Nowlan...
The goal of this book is to provide a current overview of the impacts of climate change on tropical forests, to investigate past, present, and future climatic influences on the ecosystems with the highest biodiversity on the planet. "Tropical Rainforest Responses to Climatic Change" will be the first book to examine how tropical rain forest ecology is altered by climate change, rather than simply seeing how plant communities were altered. Shifting the emphasis onto ecological processes e.g. how diversity is structured by climate and the subsequent impact on tropical forest ecology, provides the reader with a more comprehensive coverage. A major theme of this book that emerges progressively is the interaction between humans, climate and forest ecology. While numerous books have appeared dealing with forest fragmentation and conservation, none have explicitly explored the long term occupation of tropical systems, the influence of fire and the future climatic effects of deforestation, coupled with anthropogenic emissions. Incorporating modelling of past and future systems paves the way for a discussion of conservation from a climatic perspective, rather than the usual plea to stop logging.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 7" Height: 9.5" Weight: 2.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2006
ISBN 3540239081 ISBN13 9783540239086
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More About Mark B. Bush, John R. Flenley, Aleksandr Kislenko, Nataliya Tatarintseva, Sabrina Kassam, Rafaella Cribiore, Eric Kingson & Kevin Nowlan
Bush is an Associate Professor of conservation biology at the Florida Institute of Technology. His B.S. and Ph.D. degrees were earned at the University of Hull in England.
Mark B. Bush currently resides in the state of Florida.