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Forest Canopies: Forest Production, Ecosystem Health and Climate Conditions
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Editors: Jason D. Creighton and Paul J. Roney
Book Description:
Forests cover approximately 30% of total land area and function as habitats for organisms, hydrologic flow modulators, and soil conservers, constituting one of the most important aspects of the Earth's biosphere. The canopy is one of the uppermost levels of a forest, below the emergent layer, formed by the tree crowns. The canopy is home to unique flora and fauna not found in other layers of a forest. Trees in the canopy are able to photosynthesise very rapidly thanks to the large amount of light, so it supports the widest diversity of plant as well as animal life in most rainforests. This book presents a wide variety of topics on the ecosystem in forest canopies. Included is a study on light distribution patterns and how it effects the daily photosynthesis of herbaceous vegetation. Recent progress, concerns, and future directions in simulations of vegetation processes are presented as well, in the terrestrial biosphere model that is coupled to a climate system model.

Table of Contents:

A New Paradigm of Forest Canopy Interception Science: The Implication of a Huge Amount of Evaporation during Rainfall;pp. 1-28
(Shigeki Murakami, Tohkamachi Experimental Station, Tohkamachi,Japan)

Exotic Herb Layers as Ecological Filters in Forest Understories;pp. 29-49
(Michael A. Jenkins, Christopher R. Webster, Shibu Jose, Linda M. Nagel, Ecosystem Science Center, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, and others)

Quantitative Analysis of Canopy Photosynthesis Influenced by Light Simulation Models;pp. 51-70
(Toru Sakai, Hiroyuki Muraoka, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Michiro Shibayama and Yoshio Awaya, Forestry & Forest Products Research Institute, Japan, and others)

Lidar Remote Sensing for Forest Canopy Studies;pp. 71-83
(A. Farid, D.C. Goodrich, S. Sorooshian, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, and others)

Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics of Different Land Use in Southeast Asia;pp. 85-101
(Minaco Adachi and Hiroshi Koizumi, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki and others)

Carbon Stable Isotopes of Mammal Bones as Tracers of Canopy Development and Habitat Use in Temperate and Boreal Contexts;pp. 103-109
(Dorothée G. Drucker & Hervé Bocherens, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, Universität Tübingen, Germany, and othes)

Simulating the Two Way Feedback between Terrestrial Ecosystems and Climate: Importance of Forest Ecological Process on Global Change;pp. 111-126
(Takeshi Ise, Tomohiro Hajima, Hisashi Sato, Tomomichi Kato, Frontier Research Center for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan)

Atmospheric Deposition and its Leaf Surface Interactions in Japanese Cedar Forests;pp. 127-141
(Hiroyuki Sase & Takejiro Takamatsu, Ecological Impact Research Department, Acid Deposition and Oxidant Research Center, Japan, and others)

Effects of Forest Canopy Gaps on Litter Microarthropod Populations in the Southern Appalachians;pp. 143-152
(Cynthia C. Kaminski, Steve Patch, and Barbara C. Reynolds, Department of Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina at Asheville)

Interactions between Urban Vegetated Surfaces and the Atmosphere;pp. 153-159
(Timo Vesala, Leena Järvi, Üllar Rannik, Sampo Smolander, Andrey Sogachev, Eero Nikinmaa, Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, Finland, and othes)

Index pp.161-171

      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 3rd Quarter
   Pages: 171 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-457-5
   Status: AV
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