Advances in Ecological Research Volume 28 by A H Fitter and D Raffaelli pdf

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Advances in Ecological Research Volume 28 by A H Fitter and D Raffaelli pdf free download

Advances in Ecological Research Volume 28 by A H Fitter and D Raffaelli pdf free download. This volume contains six reviews which address modelling, experimental and empirical approaches to pure and applied ecological issues at scales ranging from local to landscape to global. The articles cover macroecology, food webs, population dynamics and biology, large-scale experiments, atmospher- ic carbon and remote sensing. Notwithstanding this diversity, the links between these reviews and their points of contact are many, and there is a gen- eral theme of the need to match modelling with experiments, and patterns with processes.

Advances in Ecological Research Volume 28 by A H Fitter and D Raffaelli pdf free download

One of the most immediate and technically challenging issues facing envi- ronmental scientists today is predicting the effects of enhanced levels of car- bon dioxide on natural ecosystems. Many of the experiments which have been carried out to examine such effects have traditionally been small-scale, with all the limitations and potential artefacts associated with such designs. These are largely overcome by the large-scale FACE (Free-Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment) approach. McLeod and Long describe the application of this approach to the performance of several vegetation types (cotton, wheat, rye- grass, clover and loblolly pine trees). The results of the experiments carried out to date are exciting and sometimes contrary to expectations.

Advances in Ecological Research Volume 28 by A H Fitter and D Raffaelli pdf free download

The FACE experimental approach has great potential for understanding the ecological impacts of climate change. The atmospheric carbon theme is picked up by Goetz and Prince’s review. Tackling the issue of carbon exchange and storage at a global scale demands data at the appropriate scale and resolution as well as models which address all the processes concerned. These authors provide a compelling argument that large area primary production models which are driven by light absorp- tion need to include quantitative terms reflecting the actual respiratory costs of maintenance and synthesis if they are to make the best use of remotely sense information.

Advances in Ecological Research Volume 28 by A H Fitter and D Raffaelli pdf free download

Advances in Ecological Research Volume 28 by A H Fitter and D Raffaelli pdf free download


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