Ecological Climatology: Concepts and Applications

Ecological Climatology: Concepts and Applications

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Gordon Bonan
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 3, 12/1/2015
EAN 9781107619050, ISBN10: 110761905X

Paperback, 754 pages, 25.3 x 20.3 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

The third edition of Gordon Bonan's comprehensive textbook introduces an interdisciplinary framework to understand the interaction between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students studying ecology, environmental science, atmospheric science, and geography, 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. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with new science and references. The scope has been expanded beyond its initial focus on energy, water, and carbon to include reactive gases and aerosols in the atmosphere. The new edition emphasizes the Earth as a system, recognizing interconnections among the planet's physical, chemical, biological, and socioeconomic components, and emphasizing global environmental sustainability. Each chapter contains chapter summaries and review questions, and with over 400 illustrations, including many in color, this textbook will once again be an essential student guide.

1. Ecosystems and climate
Part I. The Earth System
2. Components of the Earth system
3. Global cycles
Part II. Global Physical Climatology
4. Atmospheric radiation
5. Atmospheric general circulation and climate
6. Earth's climates
7. Climate variability
8. Climate change
Part III. Hydrometeorology
9. Soil physics
10. Water balance
11. Watershed hydrology
12. Surface energy fluxes
13. Turbulent fluxes
14. Soil moisture and the atmospheric boundary layer
Part IV. Biometeorology
15. Leaf temperature and energy fluxes
16. Leaf photosynthesis and stomatal conductance
17. Plant canopies
Part V. Terrestrial Plant Ecology
18. Plant strategies
19. Populations and communities
20. Ecosystems
21. Soil biogeochemistry
22. Vegetation dynamics
23. Landscapes and disturbances
24. Global biogeography
Part VI. Terrestrial Forcings and Feedbacks
25. Terrestrial ecosystems and earth system models
26. Seasonal-to-interannual variability
27. Biogeophyscial climate-vegetation dynamics
28. Anthropogenic land use and land-cover change
29. Carbon cycle-climate feedbacks
30. Nitrogen, chemistry, and climate
31. Aerosols, chemistry, and climate
32. Urbanization
33. Climate intervention and geoengineering
34. Co-evolution of climate and life