Terrestrial Ecosystems in a Changing World

  • Josep G. Canadell
  • Diane E. Pataki
  • Louis F. Pitelka

Part of the Global Change — The IGBP Series book series (GLOBALCHANGE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Global change and the Earth System

    1. Louis F. Pitelka, Josep G. Canadell, Diane E. Pataki
      Pages 1-5
  3. Carbon and Water Cycles in the 21st Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Christian Körner, Jack Morgan, Richard Norby
      Pages 9-21
    3. Richard J. Norby, Lindsey E. Rustad, Jeffrey S. Dukes, Dennis S. Ojima, William J. Parton, Stephen J. Del Grosso et al.
      Pages 23-36
    4. Diane E. Pataki, Chun-Ta Lai, Charles D. Keeling, James R. Ehleringer
      Pages 37-44
    5. Richard V. Pouyat, Diane E. Pataki, Kenneth T. Belt, Peter M. Groffman, John Hom, Lawrence E. Band
      Pages 45-58
    6. Josep G. Canadell, Diane E. Pataki, Roger Gifford, Richard A. Houghton, Yiqi Luo, Michael R. Raupach et al.
      Pages 59-78
  4. Changing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Sandra Díaz, Sandra Lavorel, F. Stuart Chapin III, Paula A. Tecco, Diego E. Gurvich, Karl Grigulis
      Pages 81-91
    3. Montserrat Vilà, Jeffrey D. Corbin, Jeffrey S. Dukes, Joan Pino, Stanley D. Smith
      Pages 93-102
    4. Catherine Potvin, F. Stuart Chapin III, Andrew Gonzalez, Paul Leadley, Peter Reich, Jacques Roy
      Pages 103-112
    5. Shahid Naeem, Robert Colwell, Sandra Díaz, Jennifer Hughes, Claire Jouseau, Sandra Lavorel et al.
      Pages 113-126
  5. Landscapes under Changing Disturbance Regimes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Robert E. Keane, Geoffrey J. Cary, Ian D. Davies, Michael D. Flannigan, Robert H. Gardner, Sandra Lavorel et al.
      Pages 139-148
    3. Sandra Lavorel, Sandra Díaz, J. Hans C. Cornelissen, Eric Garnier, Sandy P. Harrison, Sue McIntyre et al.
      Pages 149-164
    4. Debra P. C. Peters, Roger A. Pielke Sr., Brandon T. Bestelmeyer, Craig D. Allen, Stuart Munson-McGee, Kris M. Havstad
      Pages 165-174
    5. I. Colin Prentice, Alberte Bondeau, Wolfgang Cramer, Sandy P. Harrison, Thomas Hickler, Wolfgang Lucht et al.
      Pages 175-192
  6. Managing Ecosystem Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. John R. Porter, Pete D. Jamieson, Peter R. Grace
      Pages 195-209
    3. Robert W. Sutherst, Richard H. A. Baker, Stella M. Coakley, Richard Harrington, Darren J. Kriticos, Harald Scherm
      Pages 211-226
    4. Pete Smith, Pete Falloon, Uwe Franko, Martin Körschens, Rattan Lal, Keith Paustian et al.
      Pages 227-235
    5. Robert B. Jackson, Kathleen A. Farley, William A. Hoffmann, Esteban G. Jobbágy, Rebecca L. McCulley
      Pages 237-246
    6. James F. Reynolds, Fernando T. Maestre, Paul R. Kemp, D. Mark Stafford-Smith, Eric Lambin
      Pages 247-257
  7. Regions under Stress

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Daniel Murdiyarso, Louis Lebel
      Pages 261-271
    3. Guangzhou Zhou, Shaoling Peng, Li Zhou, Yuhui Wang, Zhenzhu Xu
      Pages 273-283
    4. Takashi Kohyama, Jotaro Urabe, Kouki Hikosaka, Hideaki Shibata, Takahito Yoshioka, Eiichi Konohira et al.
      Pages 285-296
    5. A. David McGuire, F. S. Chapin III, Christian Wirth, Mike Apps, Jagtar Bhatti, Terry Callaghan et al.
      Pages 297-310
  8. Future Directions: the Global Land Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Dennis S. Ojima, William J. McConnell, Emilio Moran, Billie L. Turner III, Josep G. Canadell, Sandra Lavorel
      Pages 313-322
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 323-336

About this book


Over 100 authors present 25 contributions on the impacts of global change on terrestrial ecosystems including:

  • key processes of the earth system such as the CO2 fertilization effect, shifts in disturbances and biome distribution, the saturation of the terrestrial carbon sink, and changes in functional biodiversity,

  • ecosystem services such the production of wheat, pest control, and carbon storage in croplands, and

  • sensitive regions in the world threaten by rapid changes in climate and land use such as high latitudes ecosystems, tropical forest in Southeast Asia, and ecosystems dominated by Monsoon climate.

The book also explores new research developments on spatial thresholds and nonlinearities, the key role of urban development in global biogeochemical processes, and the integration of natural and social sciences to address complex problems of the human-environment system.


biodiversity biome carbon dioxide carbon sink climate ecology ecosystem ecosystems environment environmental change forest migration terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Josep G. Canadell
    • 1
  • Diane E. Pataki
    • 2
  • Louis F. Pitelka
    • 3
  1. 1.Global Carbon ProjectCSIRO Marine and Atmospheric ResearchCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Earth System Science and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  3. 3.Appalachian LaboratoryUniversity of Maryland Center for Environmental ScienceFrostburgUSA

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