Ecological Climatology: Concepts and Applications Hardcover – Oct 13 2008
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"...highly recommended for students in the atmospheric sciences and physical geography; and for reference libraries ... I congratulate Cambridge University Press on the quality of their workmanship in bringing this manuscript to publication."
Ted Munn, Bulletin of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
"The well-organized second edition of Ecological Climatology can serve as a basic guide for advanced students to help them visualize the relationship between climate change and ecosystem responses and services. The clear explanation of concepts through illustrations, equations, and color plates helps to explain the interaction between plant and climate systems."
V.G. Kakani, Choice Magazine
An essential guide providing students with an interdisciplinary framework to understand the interaction between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change. This textbook reviews basic meteorological, hydrological and ecological concepts for students from various disciplines. It analyses the physical, chemical and biological processes by which ecosystems affect and are affected by climate.See all Product Description
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Included in the book are many recent (global) climate models and how they (might) affect the world's ecology. Alongside these models, he also reviews and explains--in good detail, but easy-to-read format--every ecosystem, from soils to urban centers and leaf area index to agricultural systems.
The affects climate has on ecology, and vice-versa, is often overlooked (or down-played) in mainstream science, and (graduate) students of either (or a related) discipline would be well-advised to include this book in their library. It uses examples from not only North America (where the author resides), but from all parts of the world, further extending its applicability and value.
The various chapters go through the mechanism s of the carbon cycle and explain the vital role plants play in storing carbon and how it cycles through the atmosphere
The only problem was some knowledge of calculus is required for some of the chapters
Do you really want to ruin your eyes to learn fairly technical information? Many students will have no choice.
Could we call font size an ethical, moral choice when students must study the material in order to understand it? If so, this is an immoral and unethical textbook.
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