Global Warming and Biological Diversity

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Yale University Press, 1992 - Science - 386 pages
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This book discusses in detail the consequences of global warming for ecosystems and includes commentary by distinguished scientists on many aspects of this critical problem.
  

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Contents

General Conclusions About Biodiversity
5
Research Needs 1
11
The Nature of Ecologically Significant Changes
17
Preparing for the Future
24
T H R E E How Does the World Work?
31
FOUR ClimateChange Scenarios for Introduction
91
Forecasting Changes in Meteorological
105
Vegetation Composition and Diversity
119
FOURTEEN The Greenhouse Effect
228
Indirect Effects 186 Characteristics of Alaskas North Slope
234
Multiple Hits and Resource A Prototype of Warm Water Erosion Footprint
240
VIRGINIA H DALE ARTHUR MCKEE Comparisons of Present Geographical Ranges
244
Perspectives on the Projected Climatic TWENTYTHREE Between the Devil
309
MediterraneanType Ecosystems in Connection
316
Anticipated Changes at the Regional Level 260 Summary
322
Species Interactions
333

Mammalian Fauna of North America 76 Ecosystem Processes Mediated by Soil Biota
133
SEVEN Effects of Global Warming on ELEVEN Using Computer Models
147
SIXTEEN Global Warming and Potential
201
Modes of Response to Temperature 158 Effect of Climate Change on the Distribution
209
THIRTEEN Ecological Responses
221
Implications for Conservation Policy
339
TWENTYTWO Changes in Geographical Nonlinear Changes
347
Butterfly
360
List of Contributors
369
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Thomas E. Lovejoy is president of the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. He coedited the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed "Global Warming and Biological Diversity, "published in 1992. Lee Hannah is senior climate change biologist, Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International.
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