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Amazonian ecosystems and atmospheric change since the last glacial maximum

Francis E. Mayle and Mark B. Bush

in Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews previously published palaeovegetation and independent palaeoclimatic datasets to determine the responses of Amazonian ecosystems to changes in temperature, precipitation, and ... More


The effects of drought on tropical forest ecosystems

Patrick Meir and John Grace

in Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Drought stress in tropical forests can have a major impact on global carbon, water, and energy cycles. This chapter examines drought-induced responses in the processing of carbon and water by intact ... More


The World of Northern Evergreens

E. C. Pielou

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Global warming and human-driven impacts from logging, natural gas drilling, mining of oil sands, and the development of hydropower increasingly threaten North America's northern forests. These ... More


The Big Picture

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter maps the geographic extent of the ecosystems created by conifers, and coincidentally the areas of dominance of one or more identifying conifer species. The result is a mosaic of ... More


Giant Kelp Forests: Conclusions and Final Thoughts

David R. Schiel and Michael S. Foster

in The Biology and Ecology of Giant Kelp Forests

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520278868
eISBN:
9780520961098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278868.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents an overview of climate changes, and assesses the potential effects on giant kelp and associated organisms. The earth's climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, and many ... More


Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem: Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians

Wayne T. Swank and Jackson R. Webster (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370157
eISBN:
9780190267933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370157.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This latest addition to the Long-Term Ecological Research Network series gives an overarching account of the recovery and management of a forest watershed ecosystem. It synthesizes and ... More


The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Frank Gilliam (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Over the last decade, the field of plant ecology has significantly developed and expanded, especially in research concerning the herb layer and ground vegetation of forests. This revised second ... More


Effects of Excess Nitrogen Deposition on the Herbaceous Layer of Eastern North American Forests

Frank S. Gilliam

in The Herbaceous Layer in Forests of Eastern North America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199837656
eISBN:
9780190267865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837656.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter examines the effects of excess nitrogen (N) on the herb layer of forests, reviewing recent pertinent literature from both North America and Europe. It shows that excess N has the ... More


Life on the Forest Floor

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter looks at the ecosystem of the forest floor. The forest floor consists chiefly of soil. One of the most distinctive soils is podsol, the typical soil in conifer forests. This soil is ... More


Comparisons with Results from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the Northern Appalachians

James W. Hornbeck, Amey S. Bailey, Christopher Eagar, and John L. Campbell

in Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem: Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370157
eISBN:
9780190267933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370157.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF) in central New Hampshire, in the heart of the White Mountains, was established in 1955, two decades after Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory (CHL). However, ... More


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