Trees in a Changing Environment

Ecophysiology, Adaptation, and Future Survival

  • Michael Tausz
  • Nancy Grulke

Part of the Plant Ecophysiology book series (KLEC, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Kouki Hikosaka, Yuko Yasumura, Onno Muller, Riichi Oguchi
    Pages 1-24
  3. Teemu Hölttä, Maurizio Mencuccini, Eero Nikinmaa
    Pages 25-36
  4. Michael F. Allen, Kuni Kitajima, Rebecca R. Hernandez
    Pages 37-59
  5. Hartmut Kaiser, Elena Paoletti
    Pages 61-82
  6. Andrew Merchant
    Pages 83-97
  7. Hanno Richter, Silvia Kikuta
    Pages 99-115
  8. Rainer Matyssek, Alessandra R. Kozovits, Jörg-Peter Schnitzler, Hans Pretzsch, Jochen Dieler, Gerhard Wieser
    Pages 117-163
  9. Jason Q. D. Goodger, Ian E. Woodrow
    Pages 165-190
  10. Sergio Rossi, Annie Deslauriers, Carlo Lupi, Hubert Morin
    Pages 191-219
  11. Gerhard Wieser, Friedrich-Karl Holtmeier, William K. Smith
    Pages 221-263
  12. Nancy Grulke, Michael Tausz
    Pages 265-279
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 281-287

About this book


This concise book fills a gap in the field of tree ecophysiology, delivering a state-of-the-art compendium of current knowledge in physiological ecology of trees with particular emphasis on the significance for adaptation to a future environment. Including contributions on tree and forest health in a changing climate, the contribution of trees to the global carbon cycle and the options for forests and trees to mitigate environmental change, the volume will be a valuable resources for all researchers interested in these issues.

Written by international authorities in the field, each chapter provides a concise introduction to the topic discussed with reference to ‘classical’ key studies. This is  then expanded to consider the likely effects of multiple factors leading up to an outlook on scenarios as to how the physiological mechanisms in question are likely to determine success and failure of trees in a future world.


Air chemistry effects on trees Asynchrony of plant adaptation and climate change Climate change Environmental limitations to growth Water handling capacity

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Tausz
    • 1
  • Nancy Grulke
    • 2
  1. 1.Forest and Ecosystem ScienceUniversity of MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.Pacific NW Research Station WWETACUSDA Forest ServicePrinevilleUSA

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