February 28, 2007
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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1996
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS
Sensitive Landscape Features for Detecting Biotic Effects of Global
Change (EPRI TR-105216), Applied Biomathematics Inc., 132 pp., Oct. 1995,
$200 EPRI nonmembers (EPRI).
Reviews the movement of ecotones (transition zones between different kinds
of vegetation presumably sensitive to environmental change). Despite some
scientific attention to ecotones, little evidence exists in the literature for
widespread consistent shifts that would indicate recent global climate change.
Gradual transition zones have not received much attention because they are more
difficult to study. The methods developed may be viable for locating and
objectively characterizing gradual ecotones if aided by human interpretation in
the early stages.
Global Change and Forest Responses: Theoretical Basis, Projections
and Uncertainties (Tech. Bull. 690), E.D. Vance, 53 pp., Jan. 1995. Contact
NCASI (National Council of the Paper Industry for Air & Stream Improvement),
POB 13318, Res. Triangle Pk. NC 27708 ( fax: 919 558 1998).
Summarizes the major arguments and uncertainties associated with greenhouse
theory and current projections of forest responses to increases in CO2 and to
possible changes in climate. Forest responses are complex and difficult to
predict; consequences of projected climate change on forests remain speculative.
Potential effects should be considered in the context of expanding human
populations, developing technologies, and changes in resource management and
utilization, the impacts of which are substantial and more certain.
Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation, A. Markham, 22 pp.,
Mar. 1995. Contact WWF Intl., Ave. du Mont Blanc, CH-1196 Gland, Switz. (tel: 41
22 364 9111; fax: 41 22 364 5358).
Discusses the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and makes
Climate Change, Air Pollution and the English Countryside: Summary of
Potential Impacts, 1995, no charge. Contact the Countryside Comm., Postal
Sales Dept., POB 124, Walgrave, Northampton NN6 9TL, UK.
Framework for Assessing Effects of Global Climate Change on Mangrove
Ecosystems, W. Davis, K. Thornton, B. Levinson, $17.50, 1995. Order report
PB95-155198 from NTIS.
Global Climate Change and Coral Reefs: Implications for People and
Reefs, C.R. Wilkinson, R.W. Buddemeier, 1994 (IUCN).
Report of the UNEP-IOC-ASPEI-IUCN Global Task Team.
Direct Effects of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on Plants and
Ecosystems. An Updated Bibliographic Data Base (ORNL/CDIAC-70), B.R. Strain,
J.D. Cure, Eds., 287 pp., June 1994. Available in print or in various
machine-readable forms from CDIAC or NTIS.
Updates a 1986 version. Provides complete bibliographic citations,
abstracts, keywords and common and scientific plant names for approximately 800
references published between 1980 and 1994. Half the citations were published in
or after 1990. A large proportion of recent research has focused at a level of
organization beyond the individual organism.
Impacts of Nitrogen Deposition in Terrestrial Ecosystems, 110
pp., 1994. Contact Mark Sutton, Dept. Environ., Romney House, Rm. 354, 43
Marsham St., London SW1P 3PY, UK (tel: 44 071 276 8155; fax: 44 071 276 8299).
Prepared by the UK Review Group on the Impacts of Atmospheric Nitrogen
(INDITE). Consolidates evidence of the environmental effects of nitrogen
deposition; contains a section on critical loads. The application of the
critical loads approach requires links among problems of regional acidification,
eutrophication and global change to be quantified.
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