Plants and Climate Change

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-4442-7 (Print) 978-1-4020-4443-4 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-VIII

  2. Global climate change: atmospheric CO2 enrichment, global warming and stratospheric ozone depletion

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      Pages 1-12

      Responses of terrestrial Antarctic ecosystems to climate change

  3. Atmospheric CO2 enrichment

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      Pages 13-26

      Vascular plant responses to elevated CO2 in a temperate lowland Sphagnum peatland

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      Pages 27-42

      Moss responses to elevated CO2 and variation in hydrology in a temperate lowland peatland

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      Pages 43-64

      From transient to steady-state response of ecosystems to atmospheric CO2-enrichment and global climate change: conceptual challenges and need for an integrated approach

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      Pages 65-78

      Plant performance in a warmer world: general responses of plants from cold, northern biomes and the importance of winter and spring events

  4. Global warming

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      Pages 79-88

      Stable isotope ratios as a tool for assessing changes in carbon and nutrient sources in Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems

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      Pages 89-108

      Upscaling regional emissions of greenhouse gases from rice cultivation: methods and sources of uncertainty

  5. Stratospheric ozone depletion

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      Pages 109-120

      Effects of enhanced UV-B radiation on nitrogen fixation in arctic ecosystems

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      Pages 121-136

      Stratospheric ozone depletion: high arctic tundra plant growth on Svalbard is not affected by enhanced UV-B after 7 years of UV-B supplementation in the field

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      Pages 137-154

      Outdoor studies on the effects of solar UV-B on bryophytes: overview and methodology

  6. Reconstruction of Past Climates using plant derived proxies

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      Pages 155-174

      A vegetation, climate and environment reconstruction based on palynological analyses of high arctic tundra peat cores (5000–6000 years BP) from Svalbard

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      Pages 175-196

      Physiognomic and chemical characters in wood as palaeoclimate proxies

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      Pages 197-208

      The occurrence of p-coumaric acid and ferulic acid in fossil plant materials and their use as UV-proxy

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      Pages 209-233

      Biomacromolecules of algae and plants and their fossil analogues

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 235-264