A History of Atmospheric CO2 and Its Effects on Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems

  • I.T. Baldwin
  • M.M. Caldwell
  • G. Heldmaier
  • Robert B. Jackson
  • O.L. Lange
  • H.A. Mooney
  • E.-D. Schulze
  • U. Sommer
  • James R. Ehleringer
  • M. Denise Dearing
  • Thure E. Cerling

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 177)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Atmospheric CO2 Record

    1. Prosenjit Ghosh, S.K. Bhattacharya, Parthasarathi Ghosh
      Pages 8-34
    2. Thomas Blunier, Eric Monnin, Jean-Marc Barnola
      Pages 62-82
    3. Charles D. Keeling, Stephen C. Piper, Robert B. Bacastow, Martin Wahlen, Timothy P. Whorf, Martin Heimann et al.
      Pages 83-113
  3. Biotic Responses to Long-Term Changes in Atmospheric CO2

  4. Atmospheric CO2 and Modern Ecosystems

    1. Cathy Trudinger, Ian Enting, David Etheridge, Roger Francey, Peter Rayner
      Pages 329-349
    2. David Schimel, Galina Churkina, Bobby H. Braswell, James Trenbath
      Pages 350-368
    3. Scott R. McWilliams, James O. Leafloor
      Pages 369-393
  5. Ecosystem Responses to a Future Atmospheric CO2

    1. Richard J. Norby, Linda A. Joyce, Stan D. Wullschleger
      Pages 394-414
    2. M. Rebecca Shaw, Travis E. Huxman, Christopher P. Lund
      Pages 415-440
    3. Belinda E. Medlyn, Ross E. McMurtrie
      Pages 441-467
    4. Richard L. Lindroth, M. Denise Dearing
      Pages 468-486
    5. Robert N. Harris, David S. Chapman
      Pages 487-507
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 509-530

About this book


Extensive research in geology, atmospheric science, and paleontology provides a detailed history of CO2 in the atmosphere and an understanding of factors that have influenced changes in the past. This knowledge is used to illuminate the role of atmospheric CO2 in the modern carbon cycle and in the evolution of plants and animals. With an understanding of the history and dynamics of the biosphere, the authors address the future role of atmospheric CO2 and its likely effects on ecosystems. This book incorporates the advances of various earth science, environmental, and ecological fields into an overall account of global change and the changing dynamics of life on Earth.


Weather adaptation base biosphere carbon carbon dioxide climate climate change ecosystem environment evolution forest geology plants temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • I.T. Baldwin
    • 1
  • M.M. Caldwell
    • 2
  • G. Heldmaier
    • 3
  • Robert B. Jackson
    • 4
  • O.L. Lange
    • 5
  • H.A. Mooney
    • 6
  • E.-D. Schulze
    • 1
  • U. Sommer
    • 7
  • James R. Ehleringer
    • 8
  • M. Denise Dearing
    • 8
  • Thure E. Cerling
    • 8
    • 9
  1. 1.JenaGermany
  2. 2.LoganUSA
  3. 3.MarburgGermany
  4. 4.DurhamUSA
  5. 5.WürzburgGermany
  6. 6.StanfordUSA
  7. 7.KielGermany
  8. 8.Department of BiologyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  9. 9.Department of Geology and GeophysicsUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-22069-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27048-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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