This edited volume brings together 27 scholarly contributions on the state of our knowledge of earth system interactions among the oceans, land, and atmosphere. A unique feature of this treatment is the focus on the paleoclimatic and paleobiotic context for investigating these complex interrelationships.
* Eight-page colour insert to highlight the latest research
* A unique feature of this treatment is the focus on the paleoclimatic context for investigating these complex interrelationships.
2 Uncertainties of Global Climate Predictions
3 Uncertainties in the Atmospheric Chemical System
4 Inferring Biogeochemical Sources and Sinks from Atmospheric Concentrations: General Consideration and Applications in Vegetarian Canopies
5 Biogeophysical Feedbacks and the Dynamics of Climate
6 Land-Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions and Monsoon Climate Change: A Paleo-Perspective
8 Should Phosphorus Availability Be Constraining Moist Tropical Forest Responses to Increasing CO2 Concentrations?
9 Trees in Grasslands: Biogeochemical Consequences of Woody Plant Expansion
10 Biogeochemistry in the Arctic: Patterns, Processes, and Controls
11 Evaporation in the Boreal Zone During Summer--Physics and Vegetation
12 Past and Future Forest Response to Rapid Climate Change
13 Biogeochemical Models: Implicit vs. Explicit Microbiology
14 The Global Soil Organic Carbon Pool
15 Plant Compounds and Their Turnover and Stability as Soil Organic Matter
16 Input/Output Balances and Nitrogen Limitation in Terrestrial Ecosystems
17 Interactions Between Hillslope Hydrochemistry, Nitrogen Dynamics and Plants in Fennoscandian Boreal Forest
18 The Cycle of Atmospheric Molecular Oxygen and its Isotopes
19 Constraining the Global Carbon Budget from Global to Regional Scales -- the Measurement Challenge
20 Carbon Isotope Discrimination of Terrestrial Ecosystems -- How Well do Observed and Modeled Results Match?
21 Photosynthetic Pathways and Climate
22 Biological Diversity, Evolution and Biogeochemistry
23 Atmospheric Perspectives on the Ocean Carbon Cycle
24 International Instruments for the Protection of the Climate and Their National Implementation
25 A New Tool to Characterizing and Managing Risks
26 Contrasting Approaches: The Ozone Layer, Climate Change and Resolving the Kyoto Dilemma
27 Optimizing Long-Term Climate Management