Climate Change Biology, Third Edition, addresses how climate change may affect life on the planet, particularly its impact on biology. Presented in three parts, it deals extensively with the physical evidence of climate change and modeling efforts to predict its future. Biological responses are then addressed, from individual physiology, to populations and ecosystems, adaptation and evolution. The final section examines the specific impact climate change may have on natural resources, particularly relating to human livelihood. This book will be a useful asset to the growing number of both undergraduate and graduate courses on climate change.
All sections are updated using the more than 5,000 research papers that have appeared on the topic since the publication of the second edition. Sections on the combined effects of ocean acidification and climate change are especially strengthened, with over six new case studies and end of chapter questions in each chapter.
Table of Contents
1. A New Discipline: Climate Change Biology 2. The Climate System and Climate Change 3. The Impact of Human Induced Climate Change 4. Phenology: Changes in Timing of Biological Events due to Climate Change 5. Ecosystem Change 6. Past Terrestrial Response 7. Past Marine Ecosystem Changes 8. Past Freshwater Changes 9. Extinctions 10. Insights from Experimentation 11. Modeling Species and Ecosystem Responses 12. Estimating Extinction Risk from Climate Change 13. Ecosystem Services 14. Adaption of Conservation Strategies 15. Connectivity and Landscape Management 16. Species Management 17. International Climate Policy 18. Mitigation 19. Carbon Sinks and Sources 20. Assessing Risks, Designing Solutions