Interacting Stresses on Plants in a Changing Climate

  • Michael B. Jackson
  • Colin R. Black

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages XIX-XIX
    2. Martin Parry, Cynthia Rosenzweig
      Pages 1-26
  3. Atmospheric Pollution

  4. Flooding and Submergence

About these proceedings

Introduction

Books dealing with climatic change are commonplace, as are those concerned with effects of environmental stresses on plants. The present volume distinguishes itself from earlier publications by highlighting several interrelated environmental stresses that are changing in intensity as the climate warms in response to the accumulation of 'greenhouse' gases. The stresses examined at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop upon which this book is based include atmospheric pollutants, flooding and sub­ mergence, drought and cold. In future, successful farming or landscape management will ultimately depend on strategies that offset the effects of these and other environmental constraints, while exploiting more favourable features. However, the to predicted speed of climate change may exceed the rate at which new approaches farming, forestry, landscape management and genetic conservation can be developed through experience and retroactive response. The alternative is to anticipate future needs and thus identify appropriate management and legislative strategies by research and discussion. The contents of this volume contribute to these vital processes, upon which the productivity of agroecosystems and conservation of natural ecosystems may increasingly depend. Those with any lingering doubts concerning the gravity of the likely future situation are especially encouraged to read the opening chapter. For convenience, chapters discussing pollution, flooding, drought and cold are grouped in separate sections. However, many authors have taken care to emphasise that interactions between the changing combinations of stresses pose particular problems for plants and plant communities.

Keywords

Air pollution Dürre Luftverschmutzung Pflanzenphysiologie drought environment plant stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael B. Jackson
    • 1
  • Colin R. Black
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural SciencesUniversity of Bristol AFRC Institute of Arable Crops ResearchBristolUK
  2. 2.Department of Physiology and Environmental ScienceUniversity of NottinghamLoughboroughUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-78533-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78535-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78533-7
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