Belowground Responses to Rising Atmospheric CO2: Implications for Plants, Soil Biota, and Ecosystem Processes

Proceedings of a workshop held at the University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, Michigan, USA, May 29–June 2, 1993

  • Editors
  • Peter S. Curtis
  • Elizabeth G. O’Neill
  • James A. Teeri
  • D. R. Zak
  • K. S. Pregitzer

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Belowground responses to rising atmospheric CO2: Implications for plants, soil biota and ecosystem processes

    1. Peter S. Curtis, Elizabeth G. O’Neill, James A. Teeri, Donald R. Zak, Kurt S. Pregitzer
      Pages 1-6
  3. Root Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. A. Larigauderie, J. F. Reynolds, B. R. Strain
      Pages 21-32
    3. S. A. Prior, H. H. Rogers, G. B. Runion, G. R. Hendrey
      Pages 33-44
    4. Peter S. Curtis, Donald R. Zak, Kurt S. Pregitzer, James A. Teeri
      Pages 45-51
  4. Soil Biota

  5. Ecosystem Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Paul R. Kemp, Deborah G. Waldecker, Clenton E. Owensby, James F. Reynolds, Ross A. Virginia
      Pages 115-127
    3. Dale Johnson, Donn Geisinger, Roger Walker, John Newman, James Vose, Katherine Elliot et al.
      Pages 129-138
  6. Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Kai L. Nielsen, Jonathan P. Lynch, Andrei G. Jablokow, Peter S. Curtis
      Pages 161-169
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-173

About this book


As atmospheric CO2 increases there will almost certainly be alterations in soil carbon fluxes. It is likely that such alterations will be accompanied by changes in the partitioning of carbon between organic structures and to soil processes. These changes have the potential for further altering the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems. While there has been increasing recognition of the importance of soil-mediated responses to global climate change, the nature and magnitude of these responses are not well understood. In an effort to expand our assessment of the significance of belowground responses to rising atmospheric CO2, a workshop has been organized that resulted in the peer-reviewed contributions that are contained in this volume.


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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4415-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0851-7
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