Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites

Hardcover | September 25, 2003

EditorDavid Greenland, Douglas G. Goodin, Raymond C. Smith

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This volume in the Long-Term Ecological Research Network Series would present the work that has been done and the understanding and database that have been developed by work on climate change done at all the LTER sites. Global climate change is a central issue facing the world, which is beingworked on by a very large number of scientists across a wide range of fields. The LTER sites hold some of the best available data measuring long term impacts and changes in the environment, and the research done at these sites has not previously been made widely available to the broader climatechange research community. This book should appeal reasonably widely outside the ecological community, and because it pulls together information from all 20 research sites, it should capture the interest of virtually the entire LTER research community.

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This volume in the Long-Term Ecological Research Network Series would present the work that has been done and the understanding and database that have been developed by work on climate change done at all the LTER sites. Global climate change is a central issue facing the world, which is beingworked on by a very large number of scientis...

David Greenland is at University of North Carolina. Douglas G. Goodin is at Kansas State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 5.98 × 9.21 × 1.3 inPublished:September 25, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195150597

ISBN - 13:9780195150599

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PrefacePart I1. An Introduction to Climate VariabilityPart II Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response on Different Time-Scales Short Term Climatic EventsShort-Term Climatic Events: Introductory Overview2. Hurricanes Impacts on Temperate and Tropical Forests3. Drought Impacts on Tree Growth and Mortality of Southern Appalachian Forests4. Climate Variability in the North Central Region: Characterizing Drought Severity Patterns5. Climate Forcing at the Arctic LTER SiteShort-Term Climatic Events-SynthesisThe Quasi-Quintennial Time ScaleIntroductory Overview6. An LTER Network Overview and Introduction of El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climatic signal and response7. The Climate of the Central Arizona and Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CALPTER) Site and links to ENSO8. Watershed Hydrological and Chemical Responses to Precipitation Variability in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico9. Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response of the Marine Ecosystem in the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) Region10. Climate and Hydrologic Variations and Implications for Lake and Stream Ecological Response in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, AntarcticaSynthesis: The Quasi-Quintennial Time Scale Climate Variability and Ecological ResponseThe Inter-Decadal Time ScaleIntroductory Overview11. Interdecadal Scale Variability: An Assessment of LTER Climate Data12. A 200-Year Perspective of Climate Variability and the Response of White Spruce in Interior Alaska13. Decadal Climate Variation and Coho Salmon Catch14. Decadal and Century-long Changes in Storminess at LTER Sites15. Mulit-Decadal Drought Cycles in South-central New Mexico: Patterns and ConsequencesDecadal-Scale Climate Variability and ecosystem response at LTER SitesCentury to Millennial ScaleThe Century to Millennial Scale Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at LTER Sites16. Century to Millennial Scale Climate Change and Ecosystem Response in Taylor Valley, Antarctica17. Millennial-scale Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at the Jornada LTER18. Millennial and Century Climate Changes in the Colorado AlpinePart III Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at selected LTER Sites Over Multiple Time ScalesCross Time-Scale Climatic Events and Ecosystem Responses19. Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at the H.J. Andrews Long-Term Ecological Research Site20. Climate Variability in Tallgrass Prairie at Multiple Time Scales: Konza Prairie Biological StationPart IV21. Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response-An Overview

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"This timely and well-done work will be a milestone in LTER research. It generates a sense of anticipation for the progress in understanding the interactions between climate and ecosystem response the LTER program will make during its next 20 years."--American Meteorological Society