The Productivity and Sustainability of Southern Forest Ecosystems in a Changing Environment

  • Robert A. Mickler
  • Susan Fox

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 128)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. An Introduction to Southern Forests in a Changing Environment

  3. Global Change Impacts on Tree Physiology and Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Richard B. Flagler, John C. Brissette, James P. Barnett
      Pages 73-92
    3. Makonnen Alemayehu, Douglas R. Hileman, Gobena Huluka, Prosanto K. Biswas
      Pages 93-101
    4. Kristina F. Connor, Timothy C. Prewitt, Franklin T. Bonner, William W. Elam, Robert C. Parker
      Pages 103-116
    5. John W. Groninger, John R. Seiler, Alexander L. Friend, Paul C. Berrang, Shepard M. Zedaker
      Pages 117-129
    6. Phillip M. Dougherty, H. Lee Allen, Lance W. Kress, Ramesh Murthy, Chris A. Maier, Timothy J. Albaugh et al.
      Pages 149-168
    7. Mary A. Sword, Jim L. Chambers, Dennis A. Gravatt, James D. Haywood, James P. Barnett
      Pages 185-206
    8. Ralph S. Meldahl, John S. Kush, Jyoti N. Rayamajhi, Robert M. Farrar Jr.
      Pages 231-254
    9. Samuel B. McLaughlin, J. Devereux Joslin, Wayne Robarge, April Stone, Rupert Wirnmer, Stan D. Wullschleger
      Pages 255-277
    10. Robert O. Teskey, Phillip M. Dougherty, Robert A. Mickler
      Pages 279-290
  4. Modeling the Biophysical Effects of Global Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. V. Clark Baldwin Jr., Phillip M. Dougherty, Harold E. Burkhart
      Pages 305-325
    3. Wendell P. Cropper Jr., Kelly Peterson, Robert O. Teskey
      Pages 327-339
    4. Harry T. Valentine, Timothy G. Gregoire, Harold E. Burkhart, David Y. Hollinger
      Pages 341-352
    5. David Arthur Sampson, H. Lee Allen, Philip M. Dougherty
      Pages 367-389
    6. Robert J. Luxmoore, Scott M. Pearson, Lynn M. Tharp, Samuel B. McLaughlin
      Pages 407-428
    7. James E. Smith, Peter B. Woodbury, David A. Weinstein, John A. Laurence
      Pages 429-451
    8. David A. Weinstein, Wendell P. Cropper Jr., Steven G. McNulty
      Pages 479-500
  5. The Effects of Climate Change on Forest Soils

  6. Disturbance Interactions With Global Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 589-589
    2. Richard T. Wilkens, Matthew P. Ayres, Peter L. Lorio Jr., John D. Hodges
      Pages 591-616
    3. Steven G. McNulty, Peter L. Lorio Jr., Matthew P. Ayres, John D. Reeve
      Pages 617-634
    4. Kerry O. Britton, Paul C. Berrang, Erika Mavity
      Pages 635-646
    5. Warren E. Heilman, Brian E. Potter, John I. Zerbe
      Pages 683-699
    6. Gregory A. Reams, Paul C. Van Deusen
      Pages 701-716
    7. Edward R. Cook, Warren L. Nance, Paul J. Krusic, James Grissom
      Pages 717-739
    8. Matthew P. Ayres, Gregory A. Reams
      Pages 741-752
  7. Socioeconomic Impacts of Global Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 753-753
    2. Ralph J. Alig, Darius M. Adams, Bruce A. McCarl
      Pages 755-775
    3. Diana M. Burton, Bruce A. McCarl, Claudio N. M. de Sousa, Darius M. Adams, Ralph J. Alig, Steven M. Winnett
      Pages 777-794

About this book


In conclusion, current-year, first-flush foliage of branches grown in 525 , . . d 1- 1 and 700 J. . Lll-I of carbon dioxide had much greater rates of Pm ax compared to the P max of foliage grown in 350 J. . Lll- I carbon dioxide. These findings are similar to other long-term field studies with loblolly pine (Teskey, 1995; Murthy, 1995). Elevated carbon dioxide concentration was also significantly affected the G , max however, higher rates were only found at the 525 J. . Ll 1-I carbon dioxide con­ centration. Generally the total chlorophyll content decreased as the carbon dioxide concentration was increased. The data presented here represent first-year responses to the carbon dioxide and cultural treatments. This experiment will continue to determine whether increased maximum net photosynthetic rate resulting from elevated carbon dioxide will persist over the life of the foliage and over an anticipated greater range of moisture and nutrient availability than existed during the first year of the study. In addition to this determination, evidence will also be collected to test for the possibility of downward acclimation of photosynthesis by foliage exposed to long-term ele­ vated carbon dioxide concentrations. Detailed phenology measurements of branches and whole trees are expected to further the knowledge of how loblolly pine trees growing at the edge of the natural range respond to variations in carbon dioxide concentration, water, and nutrient supply.


chemistry climate climate change ecology ecosystem ecosystems environment forest forestry global change health hydrology physiology sustainability temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Mickler
    • 1
  • Susan Fox
    • 2
  1. 1.ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc.RaleighUSA
  2. 2.USDA Forest Service Southern Research StationRaleighUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7446-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-2178-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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