Managed Ecosystems and CO2

Case Studies, Processes, and Perspectives

  • Josef Nösberger
  • Stephen P. Long
  • Richard J. Norby
  • Mark Stitt
  • George R. Hendrey
  • Herbert Blum

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 187)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XL
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Nösberger, S. P. Long
      Pages 3-13
    3. G. R. Hendrey, F. Miglietta
      Pages 15-43
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. D. R. Ort, E. A. Ainsworth, M. Aldea, D. J. Allen, C. J. Bernacchi, M. R. Berenbaum et al.
      Pages 71-86
    3. K. Kobayashi, M. Okada, H. Y. Kim, M. Lieffering, S. Miura, T. Hasegawa
      Pages 87-104
    4. M. Bindi, F. Miglietta, F. Vaccari, E. Magliulo, A. Giuntoli
      Pages 105-119
    5. H. J. Weigel, R. Manderscheid, S. Burkart, A. Pacholski, K. Waloszczyk, C. Frühauf et al.
      Pages 121-137
    6. A. Lüscher, U. Aeschlimann, M. K. Schneider, H. Blum
      Pages 139-155
    7. P. C. D. Newton, V. Allard, R. A. Carran, M. Lieffering
      Pages 157-171
    8. G. Scarascia-Mugnozza, C. Calfapietra, R. Ceulemans, B. Gielen, M. F. Cotrufo, P. DeAngelis et al.
      Pages 173-195
    9. W. H. Schlesinger, E. S. Bernhardt, E. H. DeLucia, D. S. Ellsworth, A. C. Finzi, G. R. Hendrey et al.
      Pages 197-212
    10. R. J. Norby, S. D. Wullschleger, P. J. Hanson, C. A. Gunderson, T. J. Tschaplinski, J. D. Jastrow
      Pages 231-251
    11. S. P. Long, E. A. Ainsworth, C. J. Bernacchi, P. A. Davey, P. B. Morgan, G. J. Hymus et al.
      Pages 253-270
    12. P. W. Hill, J. F. Farrar, E. L. Boddy, A. M. Gray, D. L. Jones
      Pages 271-292
    13. Alistair Rogers, Elizabeth A. Ainsworth
      Pages 293-308
  4. Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. B. A. Kimball, C. J. Bernacchi
      Pages 311-324
    3. G. Taylor, P. J. Tricker, L. E. Graham, M. J. Tallis, A. M. Rae, H. Trewin et al.
      Pages 351-371
    4. K. -J. van Groenigen, M. -A. de Graaff, J. Six, D. Harris, P. Kuikman, C. van Kessel
      Pages 373-391
    5. D. A. Phillips, T. C. Fox, H. Ferris, J. C. Moore
      Pages 413-428
  5. Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 429-429
    2. A. Rogers, E. A. Ainsworth, C. Kammann
      Pages 431-449
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 451-457

About this book


Managed ecosystems cover a large part of the Earth's land surface, provide almost all of our food and most of our wood and fibre, and are increasingly a source of renewable energy. Forecasting the ability of managed ecosystems to continue these vital roles in a globally changing environment is an inter-disciplinary challenge.

To elucidate the complex responses of managed systems to elevated [CO2], several free air carbon dioxide enrichment (FACE) facilities were established. These FACE systems allow large areas to be exposed to the elevated [CO2] we expect by the middle of the century. This volume summarizes the main findings from 13 experiments with annual crops, permanent pastures and plantation forests at 11 sites throughout the world during the past ten years. The results significantly alter our perception of how rising [CO2] will directly affect these managed ecosystems, with implications for policy, plant-breeding objectives and adaptation.


Plantation agroecosystems bacteria ecosystem ecosystems environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Josef Nösberger
    • 1
  • Stephen P. Long
    • 2
  • Richard J. Norby
    • 3
  • Mark Stitt
    • 4
  • George R. Hendrey
    • 5
  • Herbert Blum
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of Plant SciencesETHZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  3. 3.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  4. 4.Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant PhysiologyGolmGermany
  5. 5.Queens CollegeCity University of New YorkFlushingUSA
  6. 6.Institute of Plant SciencesSwiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)ZurichSwitzerland

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