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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 25 September 2015
  • ISBN : 9781317961505
  • Page : 220 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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The loss of biodiversity is a major environmental problem in nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. This loss is accelerating driven by climate change, as well as by other causes including agricultural exploitation, fragmentation and degradation triggered by land use changes. The crucial issue under debate is the impact on the welfare of current and future population, and the role of humans in the exploitation of natural resources. This is of particular importance in Central America, which it is amongst the richest and most threatened biodiversity regions on the Earth, and where the loss of ecosystems strongly affects its socio-economic vulnerability. This book addresses the impacts of climate and land-use change on tropical forest ecosystems in this important region, and assesses the expected economic costs if no policy action is taken, under different future scenarios and for different geographical scales. This innovative collection utilises both theoretical approaches and empirical results to provide a conceptual framework for an integrated analysis of climate and land-use change impacts on forest ecosystems and related economic effects, offering insight into the complex relationship between ecosystems and benefits to humans. This important contribution to forest ecosystems and climate change provides invaluable reading for students and scholars in the fields of environmental and ecological economics, environmental science and forestry, natural resource management, agriculture and climate change.

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Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America

Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America
  • Author : Aline Chiabai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-09-25
  • ISBN : 9781317961505
DOWNLOAD BOOKClimate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America

The loss of biodiversity is a major environmental problem in nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. This loss is accelerating driven by climate change, as well as by other causes including agricultural exploitation, fragmentation and degradation triggered by land use changes. The crucial issue under debate is the impact on the welfare of current and future population, and the role of humans in the exploitation of natural resources. This is of particular importance in Central America, which it is amongst

The Impacts of Climate Change on Ontario's Forests

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D02067212P
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-27
  • ISBN : 9783030620417
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This book discusses how future landscapes will be shaped by pervasive change and where, when, and how society should manage landscapes for change. Readers will learn about the major anthropogenic drivers of landscape change, including climate change and human induced disturbance regimes, and the unique consequences that multiple and simultaneously occurring change agents can have on landscapes. The author uses landscape trajectories as a guide to selecting the appropriate course of action, and considers how landscape position, inertia, and direction

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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • ISBN : 3036527508
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Extreme climatic events, such as intense and prolonged droughts and heat waves, are occurring with increasing frequency and with pronounced impacts on forests. Forest trees, as long-lived organisms, need to develop adaptation mechanisms to successfully respond to such climatic extremes. Whether physiological adaptations on the tree level result in ecophysiological responses that ensure plasticity of forest ecosystems to climate change is currently in the core forest research. Within this Special Issue, forest species' responses to climatic variability were reported from

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1998-07-31
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105023071561
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781437939842
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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  • Publisher : Editions Quae
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9782759203840
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  • Release Date : 2021-12-26
  • ISBN : 9783030807672
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D027918023
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-12-19
  • ISBN : 9789400775152
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2005-12-20
  • ISBN : 9781420037791
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-05-20
  • ISBN : 9781402083433
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  • Publisher : Council of Canadian Academies
  • Release Date : 2019-07-04
  • ISBN : 9781926522678
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