Plant Responses to Elevated CO2: Evidence from Natural Springs

Plant Responses to Elevated CO2: Evidence from Natural Springs

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A. Raschi, F. Miglietta, R. Tognetti, P. van Gardingen
Cambridge University Press, 28/11/1997
EAN 9780521582032, ISBN10: 0521582032
286 pages, 24.8 x 17.4 x 2.4 cm

The rise in the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere since the start of industrialization, and the global warming associated with this greenhouse gas, has stimulated research into the response of plants to elevated levels of CO2. Much of this work has been carried out in controlled environments which provide limited information about long-term effects on vegetation. In contrast, CO2-emitting mineral springs provide a unique opportunity to consider vegetation which has endured over many generations at naturally elevated levels of CO2. This volume presents findings from a range of sites, confirming the potential of these natural laboratories in the investigation of this important aspect of climate change.

Review of the hardback: ‘… an excellent overview of ongoing and planned research … I recommend this book to everyone working in this field.’ Stephen Hättenschwiler, Trends in Ecology and Evolution