Climate Change Biology

Filename: climate-change-biology.pdf
ISBN: 9780127999234
Release Date: 2014-11-17
Number of pages: 470
Author: Lee Hannah
Publisher: Academic Press

Download and read online Climate Change Biology in PDF and EPUB Climate Change Biology, 2e examines the evolving discipline of human-induced climate change and the resulting shifts in the distributions of species and the timing of biological events. The text focuses on understanding the impacts of human-induced climate change by drawing on multiple lines of evidence, including paleoecology, modeling, and current observation. This revised and updated second edition emphasizes impacts of human adaptation to climate change on nature and greater emphasis on natural processes and cycles and specific elements. With four new chapters, an increased emphasis on tools for critical thinking, and a new glossary and acronym appendix, Climate Change Biology, 2e is the ideal overview of this field. Expanded treatment of processes and cycles Additional exercises and elements to encourage independent and critical thinking Increased on-line supplements including mapping activities and suggested labs and classroom activities.


Climate Change Biology

Filename: climate-change-biology.pdf
ISBN: UCR:31210020287288
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 289
Author: Jonathan A. Newman
Publisher: Cab International

Download and read online Climate Change Biology in PDF and EPUB Climate change has moved from being a contested phenomenon to the top of the agenda at global summits. Climate Change Biology is the first major textbook to address the critical issue of how climate change may affect life on the planet, and particularly its impact on human populations. Presented in four parts, the first deals extensively with the physical evidence of climate change and various modelling efforts to predict its future. Biological responses are addressed in the second part, from the individual's physiology to populations and ecosystems, and further to considering adaptation and evolution. The third part examines the specific impact climate change may have on natural resources, agriculture and forestry. The final part considers research on the cutting edge of impact prediction and the practical and philosophical limitations on our abilities to predict these impacts. This text will be a useful asset to the growing number of both undergraduate and graduate courses on impacts of climate change, as well as providing a succinct overview for researchers new to the field.


Climate Change Biology

Filename: climate-change-biology.pdf
ISBN: 9781845937485
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 289
Author:
Publisher: CABI

Download and read online Climate Change Biology in PDF and EPUB Climate change has moved from being a contested phenomenon to the top of the agenda at global summits. Climate Change Biology is the first major textbook to address the critical issue of how climate change may affect life on the planet, and particularly its impact on human populations. Presented in four parts, the first deals extensively with the physical evidence of climate change and various modelling efforts to predict its future. Biological responses are addressed in the second part, from the individual's physiology to populations and ecosystems, and further to considering adaptation and evolution. The third part examines the specific impact climate change may have on natural resources, agriculture and forestry. The final part considers research on the cutting edge of impact prediction and the practical and philosophical limitations on our abilities to predict these impacts. This text will be a useful asset to the growing number of both undergraduate and graduate courses on impacts of climate change, as well as providing a succinct overview for researchers new to the field.


Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change Second Edition

Filename: encyclopedia-of-global-warming-and-climate-change-second-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781506320755
Release Date: 2012-06-13
Number of pages: 1720
Author: S. George Philander
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change Second Edition in PDF and EPUB The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provided a multi-authored, academic yet non-technical resource for students and teachers to understand the importance of global warming, to appreciate the effects of human activity and greenhouse gases around the world, and to learn the history of climate change and the research enterprise examining it. This edition was well received, with notable reviews. Since its publication, the debate over the advent of global warming at least partially brought on by human enterprise has continued to ebb and flow, depending literally on the weather, politics, and media coverage of climate summits and debates. Advances in research also change the discourse as new data is collected and new scientific projects continue to explore and explain global warming and climate change. Thus, a new, Second Edition updates more than half of the original entries and adds new perspectives and content to keep students and researchers up-to-date in a field that has proven provocatively lively.


Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change

Filename: encyclopedia-of-global-warming-and-climate-change.pdf
ISBN: 9781412958783
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 502
Author: S. George Philander
Publisher: SAGE

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Climate Change

Filename: climate-change.pdf
ISBN: 9781139465397
Release Date: 2007-07-05
Number of pages:
Author: Jonathan Cowie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Climate Change in PDF and EPUB In recent years climate change has become recognised as the foremost environmental problem of the twenty-first century. Not only will climate change potentially affect the multibillion dollar energy strategies of countries worldwide, but it also could seriously affect many species, including our own. A fascinating introduction to the subject, this textbook provides a broad review of past, present and likely future climate change from the viewpoints of biology, ecology and human ecology. It will be of interest to a wide range of people, from students in the life sciences who need a brief overview of the basics of climate science, to atmospheric science, geography, and environmental science students who need to understand the biological and human ecological implications of climate change. It will also be a valuable reference for those involved in environmental monitoring, conservation, policy-making and policy lobbying.


Introduction to Modern Climate Change

Filename: introduction-to-modern-climate-change.pdf
ISBN: 9781316419120
Release Date: 2015-09-19
Number of pages:
Author: Andrew Dessler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Introduction to Modern Climate Change in PDF and EPUB This is an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change, for both non-science majors and introductory science students. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent science from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, and many illustrations include new data. The new edition also reflects advances in the political debate over climate change. Unique amongst textbooks on climate change, it combines an introduction to the science with an introduction to economic and policy issues, and is tightly focused on anthropogenic climate change. It contains the necessary quantitative depth for students to properly understand the science of climate change. It supports students in using algebra to understand simple equations and to solve end-of-chapter problems. Supplementary online resources include a complete set of PowerPoint figures for instructors, solutions to exercises, videos of the author's lectures, and additional computer exercises.


Climate Change

Filename: climate-change.pdf
ISBN: 1139465392
Release Date: 2007-07-05
Number of pages:
Author: Jonathan Cowie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Climate Change in PDF and EPUB In recent years climate change has become recognised as the foremost environmental problem of the twenty-first century. Not only will climate change potentially affect the multibillion dollar energy strategies of countries worldwide, but it also could seriously affect many species, including our own. A fascinating introduction to the subject, this textbook provides a broad review of past, present and likely future climate change from the viewpoints of biology, ecology and human ecology. It will be of interest to a wide range of people, from students in the life sciences who need a brief overview of the basics of climate science, to atmospheric science, geography, and environmental science students who need to understand the biological and human ecological implications of climate change. It will also be a valuable reference for those involved in environmental monitoring, conservation, policy-making and policy lobbying.


Climate Change and Biodiversity

Filename: climate-change-and-biodiversity.pdf
ISBN: 0300119801
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 418
Author: Thomas E. Lovejoy
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online Climate Change and Biodiversity in PDF and EPUB Leading researchers discuss what is now known about the effects of climate change on the natural world. They examine recent trends in and projections about climate change; ways that particular organisms are responding to climate change; conservation challenges, including social and policy issues; and more. "This book will be a milestone in the emerging discipline of climate change biology. No issue is more important for the global environment; the impressive line-up of experts here gives it definitive coverage."--Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University "A well-written treatise on the past, present, and future effects of climate change on plant and animal biodiversity. . . . It is destined to become a classic."--Choice


Air pollution and climate change

Filename: air-pollution-and-climate-change.pdf
ISBN: 058209285X
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 268
Author: Alan Wellburn
Publisher: Longman Trade/Caroline House

Download and read online Air pollution and climate change in PDF and EPUB Fully revised and updated, now available in paperback, surveys the problem of air pollution and climate change, with colour plates to illustrate the effects of air pollution on the environment. The text concentrates on the mechanisms of action of air pollutants and acid rain from biological tissues to a global scale.


Saving a Million Species

Filename: saving-a-million-species.pdf
ISBN: 9781610911825
Release Date: 2012-06-22
Number of pages: 417
Author: Lee Hannah
Publisher: Island Press

Download and read online Saving a Million Species in PDF and EPUB The research paper "Extinction Risk from Climate Change" published in the journal Nature in January 2004 created front-page headlines around the world. The notion that climate change could drive more than a million species to extinction captured both the popular imagination and the attention of policy-makers, and provoked an unprecedented round of scientific critique. Saving a Million Species reconsiders the central question of that paper: How many species may perish as a result of climate change and associated threats? Leaders from a range of disciplines synthesize the literature, refine the original estimates, and elaborate the conservation and policy implications. The book: examines the initial extinction risk estimates of the original paper, subsequent critiques, and the media and policy impact of this unique studypresents evidence of extinctions from climate change from different time frames in the pastexplores extinctions documented in the contemporary recordsets forth new risk estimates for future climate changeconsiders the conservation and policy implications of the estimates. Saving a Million Species offers a clear explanation of the science behind the headline-grabbing estimates for conservationists, researchers, teachers, students, and policy-makers. It is a critical resource for helping those working to conserve biodiversity take on the rapidly advancing and evolving global stressor of climate change-the most important issue in conservation biology today, and the one for which we are least prepared.


The Biology of Deserts

Filename: the-biology-of-deserts.pdf
ISBN: 9780191047312
Release Date: 2016-06-16
Number of pages: 416
Author: David Ward
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Biology of Deserts in PDF and EPUB This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology and adopts a strong evolutionary focus. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in the book is on the organisms that dominate this harsh environment, although theoretical and experimental aspects are also discussed. In this updated second edition, there is a greater focus on the effects of climate change and some of its likely effects on deserts, seeing desertification as among the most serious results of climate change, leading ultimately to the increasing size of arid and semi-arid regions. The Biology of Deserts Second Edition includes a wide range of ecological and evolutionary issues including morphological and physiological adaptations of desert plants and animals, species interactions, the importance of predation and parasitism, food webs, biodiversity, and conservation. It features a balance of plant and animal (both invertebrate and vertebrate) examples, and also emphasizes topical applied issues such as desertification and invasive species. The book concludes by considering the positive aspects of desert conservation. This accessible textbook is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional ecologists, conservation practitioners, and resource managers working in the field of desert ecology.


Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds

Filename: climate-change-adaptation-plan-for-australian-birds.pdf
ISBN: 9780643108035
Release Date: 2014-05-30
Number of pages: 272
Author: Stephen Garnett
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

Download and read online Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds in PDF and EPUB This is the first climate change adaptation plan produced for a national faunal group anywhere in the world. It outlines the nature of threats related to climate change for the Australian bird taxa most likely to be affected by climate change, and provides recommendations on what might be done to assist them and approximate costs of doing so. It also features an analysis of how climate change will affect all Australian birds, explains why some species are likely to be more exposed or sensitive to it than others, and explores the theory and practice of conservation management under the realities of a changing climate. Species profiles include maps showing current core habitat and modelled climatic suitability based on historical records, as well as maps showing projected climatic suitability in 2085 in relation to current core habitat. Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Australian Birds is an important reference for policy makers, conservation scientists, land managers, climate change adaptation biologists, as well as bird watchers and advocacy groups.


Climate Change from Pole to Pole

Filename: climate-change-from-pole-to-pole.pdf
ISBN: 9781933531236
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 238
Author: Juanita M. Constible
Publisher: NSTA Press

Download and read online Climate Change from Pole to Pole in PDF and EPUB This volume provides an authentic and rigorous way to engage students in science and environmental issues and is a unique and essential resource for high school or college-level classroom.


Climate Change

Filename: climate-change.pdf
ISBN: 9780231518185
Release Date: 2009-06-05
Number of pages: 344
Author: Edmond A. Mathez
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online Climate Change in PDF and EPUB Climate Change is geared toward a variety of students and general readers who seek the real science behind global warming. Exquisitely illustrated, the text introduces the basic science underlying both the natural progress of climate change and the effect of human activity on the deteriorating health of our planet. Noted expert and author Edmond A. Mathez synthesizes the work of leading scholars in climatology and related fields, and he concludes with an extensive chapter on energy production, anchoring this volume in economic and technological realities and suggesting ways to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Climate Change opens with the climate system fundamentals: the workings of the atmosphere and ocean, their chemical interactions via the carbon cycle, and the scientific framework for understanding climate change. Mathez then brings the climate of the past to bear on our present predicament, highlighting the importance of paleoclimatology in understanding the current climate system. Subsequent chapters explore the changes already occurring around us and their implications for the future. In a special feature, Jason E. Smerdon, associate research scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, provides an innovative appendix for students.