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Plant growth and climate change [Elektronisk resurs] / edited by James I.L. Morison and Michael D. Morecroft.

Morison, James I. L. 
Morecroft, Michael D. 
Wiley InterScience (Online service) 
ISBN 9780470988695
Oxford ; Blackwell Pub., 2006.
Engelska xiv, 213 p., [8] p. of plates
Serie: Biological sciences series (Oxford, England)
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  • List of contributors -- Preface -- 1. Recent and future climate change and their implications for plant growth / David Viner, James I.L. Morison and Craig Wallace -- Introduction -- The climate system -- Mechanisms of anthropogenic climate change -- Recent climate changes -- Future changes in anthropogenic forcing of climate -- Future global climate scenarios -- Future regional climate scenarios -- Concluding comments -- References -- 2. Plant responses to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide / Lewis H. Ziska and James A. Bunce -- Introduction -- Overview of plant biology -- A word about methodology -- Gene expression and carbon dioxide -- Cellular processes : photosynthetic carbon reduction (PCR) and carbon dioxide -- C? photosynthesis -- C? photosynthesis -- Crassulacean acid metabolism photosynthesis -- Photosynthetic acclimation to rising CO? -- Cellular processes : photosynthetic carbon oxidation (PCO) and carbon dioxide -- Single leaf response to CO? -- Leaf carbon dynamics -- Inhibition of dark respiration -- Leaf chemistry -- Stomatal response and CO? -- Whole plant responses to rising CO? -- Plant development -- Carbon dynamics -- Stomatal regulation and water use -- Plant-to-plant interactions -- Plant competition : managed systems -- Plant competition : unmanaged systems -- How does CO? alter plant-to-plant interactions? -- Plant communities and ecosystem responses to CO? -- Managed plant systems -- Water use in managed systems -- Water use in unmanaged plant systems -- Other trophic levels -- Global and evolutionary scales -- Rising CO? as a selection factor -- Global impacts -- Uncertainties and limitations -- References.
  • 3. Significance of temperature in plant life / Christian Körner -- Two paradoxes -- paradox 1 -- Paradox 2 -- Baseline responses of plant metabolism to temperature -- Photosynthesis -- Dark respiration -- Thermal acclimation of metabolism -- Growth response to temperature -- Temperature extremes and temperature thresholds -- The temperatures experienced by plants -- Temperature and plant development -- The challenge of testing plant responses to temperature -- References -- 4. Temperature and plant development : phenology and seasonality / Annette Menzel and Tim Sparks -- The origins of phenology -- Recent changes in phenology -- Attribution of temporal changes -- Detection of phenological change -- Attribution of year-to-year changes in phenology to temperature and other factors -- Confounding factors -- Evidence from continuous phenological measures -- Possible consequences -- References -- 5. Responses of plant growth and functioning to changes in water supply in a changing climate / William J. Davies -- Introduction : a changing climate and its effects on plant growth and functioning -- Growth of plants in drying soil -- Hydraulic regulation of growth -- Water relations of plants in drying soil -- Water movement into and through the plant -- Control of gas exchange by stomata under drought -- Water relation targets for plant improvement in water scarce environments -- Control of stoma, water use and growth of plants in drying soil : hydraulic and chemical signalling -- Interactions between different environmental factors.
  • Measuring the water availability in the soil : long-distance chemical signalling -- The integrated response to the environment -- Conclusions : a strategy for plant improvement and management to exploit the plant's drought response capacity -- References -- 6. Water availability and productivity / João S. Pereira, Maria-Manuela Chaves, Maria-Conceição Caldeira and Alexandre V. Correia -- Introduction -- Water deficits and primary productivity -- Net primary productivity -- Water-use efficiency -- Variability in water resources and plant productivity -- Temporal variability in water resources -- Variability in space -- In situ water redistribution -- hydraulic redistribution -- Plant communities facing drought -- Species interactions with limiting water resources -- Vegetation change and drought : is there an arid zone 'treeline'? -- Droughts and wildfires -- Agricultural and forestry perspectives -- Agriculture -- Forestry -- References.
  • 7. Effects of temperature and precipitation changes on plant communities / M.D. Morecroft and J.S. Paterson -- Introduction -- Methodology -- Mechanisms of change in plant communities -- Direct effects of climate -- Interspecific differences in growth responses to climate -- Competition and facilitation -- Changing water availability and interactions between climate variables -- Interactions between climate and nutrient cycling -- Role of extreme events -- Dispersal constraints -- Interactions with animals -- Is community change already happening? -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 8. Issues in modelling plant ecosystem responses to elevated CO? : interactions with soil nitrogen / Ying-Ping Wang, Ross McMurtrie, Belinda Medlyn and David Pepper -- Introduction -- Modelling challenges -- Chapter aims -- Representing nitrogen cycling in ecosystem models -- Overview of ecosystem models -- Modelling nitrogen cycling -- Major uncertainties -- How uncertain assumptions affect model predictions -- Scenario 1 (base case) : increased litter quantity and decreased litter quality -- Scenario 2 : scenario 1 + higher litter N/C ratio -- Scenario 3 : scenario 1 + increased root allocation -- Scenario 4 : scenario 1 + increased N input -- Scenario 5 : scenario 1 + decreased N/C ratio of new active SOM -- Scenario 6 : scenario 5 + decreased N/C ratio of new slow SOM -- Scenario 7 : scenario 2 + 3 + 4 + 6 + decreased slope of relation between maximum leaf potential photosynthetic electron transport rate and leaf N/C ratio -- Model-data fusion techniques -- Discussion -- Acknowledgements -- References.
  • 9. Predicting the effect of climate change on global plant productivity and the carbon cycle / John Grace and Rui Zhang -- Introduction -- Definitions and conceptual framework -- Empirical basis of our knowledge of carbon fluxes -- NPP -- NEP and NEE -- GPP and NPP by remote sensing -- Use of models to predict changes in plant growth and carbon fluxes at the large scale -- Dependencies of fluxes on CO? light and nitrogen supply -- Photosynthesis -- Autotrophic respiration -- Heterotrophic respiration -- Ecosystem models -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Index.
  • Evidence grows daily of the changing climate and its impact on plants and animals. Plant function is inextricably linked to climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. On the shortest and smallest scales, the climate affects the plant's immediate environment and so directly influences physiological processes. At larger scales, the climate influences species distribution and community composition, as well as the viability of different crops in managed ecosystems. Plant growth also influences the local, regional and global climate, through the exchanges of energy and gases between the plants and the air around them. "Plant Growth and Climate Change" examines the major aspects of how anthropogenic climate change affects plants, focusing on several key determinants of plant growth: atmospheric CO2, temperature, water availability and the interactions between these factors. The book demonstrates the variety of techniques used across plant science: detailed physiology in controlled environments; observational studies based on long-term data sets; and field manipulation experiments and modelling. It is directed at advanced-level university students, researchers and professionals across the range of plant science disciplines, including plant physiology, plant ecology and crop science. It will also be of interest to earth system scientists. 


Climatic changes.  (LCSH)
Crops and climate.  (LCSH)
Growth (Plants)  (LCSH)
Climat  -- Changements. (Vedettes-matière)
Cultures et climat.  (Vedettes-matière)
Croissance (Plantes)  (Vedettes-matière)


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