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Stable Isotopes and Biosphere - Atmosphere Interactions

Stable Isotopes and Biosphere - Atmosphere Interactions

Lawrence B Flanagan | James R. Ehleringer | Diane E Pataki | Harold A. Mooney



The emerging multidisciplinary field of earth system science sets out to improve our understanding functioning ecosystems, at a global level across the entire planet. Stable Isotopes and Biosphere - Atmosphere Interactions looks to one of its most powerful tools — the application of stable isotope analyses — to understanding biosphere-atmosphere exchange of the greenhouse gases, and synthesizes much of the recent progress in this work.

Stable Isotopes and Biosphere - Atmosphere Interactions describes recent progress in understanding the mechanisms, processes and applications of new techniques. It makes a significant contribution to the emerging, multidisciplinary study of the Earth as an interacting system. This book will be an important reference for students and researchers in biology, ecology, biogeochemistry, meteorology, and atmospheric science and will be invaluable for anyone with any interest in the future of the planet.

  • Describes applications of new stable isotope techniques to the emerging fields of earth system science and global change
  • Illustrates advances in scaling of physiological processes from leaf/soil to the global scale
  • Contains state-of-the-art, critical reviews written by international researchers and experts

"...quite suitable for reference...this text has excelled in uniformity of style and length."
-Mark Coyne, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Kentucky, for JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
"...the strength of this compiled volume comes from the varied topics covered, from plant physiology to global atmosphere budgets."
- Trends in Ecology and Evolution (2005)
"The body of work represents another important milestone in the evolution of the isotope technique..."
- David G. Williams, University of Wyoming, for ECOLOGY