Forest Ecosystems and Environments

Forest Ecosystems and Environments

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Coastal East and Southeast Asia are characterized by wet growing seasons, and species-rich forest ecosystems develop throughout the latitudinal and altitudinal gradients. In this region, the Global Change Impacts on Terrestrial Ecosystems in Monsoon Asia (TEMA) project was carried out as a unique contribution to the international project Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems. TEMA aimed to integrate forest ecosystem processes, from leaf physiology to meteorological budget and prediction of long-term change of vegetation composition and architecture through demographic processes. Special attention was given to watershed processes, where forest ecosystem metabolism affects the properties and biogeochemical budgets of freshwater ecosystems, and where rivers, wetlands, and lakes are subject to direct and indirect effects of environmental change. This volume presents the scaling-up concept for better understanding of ecosystem functioning.2003). However, we should pay attention to the adsorption of methane on the surface of the sediment particles because ... Hino, and Yasu Rivers) contained much higher amounts of dissolved methane than the pelagic water column of the lakeanbsp;...

Title:Forest Ecosystems and Environments
Author:Takashi Kohyama, Josep Canadell, Dennis S. Ojima, Louis F. Pitelka
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-04-19


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