Global change and terrestrial ecosystems in monsoon Asia

  • Editors
  • T. Hirose
  • B. H. Walker

Part of the Tasks for Vegetation Science book series (TAVS, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. S. Yu. Grishin
    Pages 11-21
  3. Soedarsono Riswan, Lies Hartanti
    Pages 41-52
  4. George W. Koch, Peter M. Vitousek, William L. Steffen, Brian H. Walker
    Pages 53-65
  5. E.-D. Schulze, R. Leuning, F. M. Kelliher
    Pages 79-87
  6. Kihachiro Kikuzawa
    Pages 89-100
  7. Yoh Iwasa, Takuya Kubo, Kazunori Sato
    Pages 127-134
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-191

About this book


Forest vegetation is distributed in monsoon Asia continuously from boreal forests through temperate to tropical rain forests. This vegetation - the richest in the world - is being subjected to global change on an unprecedented scale. It has been predicted that boreal forests will experience the most significant change in response to global warming, while tropical forests are endangered by rapid changes in land use due to high population pressure. An increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration will severely affect ecosystem function in this area. This volume presents a review of terrestrial ecosystems in monsoon Asia and assesses possible effects of global change on the structure and function of forest ecosystems and feedback routes to the global carbon cycle.
Audience: Vital reading for plant ecologists, vegetation scientists, environmental managers and government decision makers.


biosphere cyclin ecosystem ecosystems environment forest species diversity terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems vegetation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4152-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0343-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0167-9406
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-130X
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