Global Biodiversity in a Changing Environment

Scenarios for the 21st Century

  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
  • Osvaldo E. Sala
  • Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 152)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. F. Stuart Chapin III, Osvaldo E. Sala, Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald, Rik Leemans
    Pages 1-4
  3. Diana H. Wall, Gina Adams, Andrew N. Parsons
    Pages 47-82
  4. Marilyn D. Walker, William A. Gould, F. Stuart Chapin III
    Pages 83-100
  5. F. Stuart Chapin III, Kjell Danell
    Pages 101-120
  6. Osvaldo E. Sala
    Pages 121-137
  7. Brian Walker
    Pages 139-156
  8. Harold A. Mooney, Mary T. Kalin Arroyo, William J. Bond, Josep Canadell, Richard J. Hobbs, Sandra Lavorel et al.
    Pages 157-199
  9. Laura Foster Huenneke
    Pages 201-222
  10. Juan J. Armesto, R. Rozzi, J. Caspersen
    Pages 223-249
  11. Rodolfo Dirzo
    Pages 251-276
  12. David M. Lodge
    Pages 277-313
  13. N. LeRoy Poff, Paul L. Angermeier, Scott D. Cooper, P. S. Lake, Kurt D. Fausch, Kirk O. Winemiller et al.
    Pages 315-349
  14. Osvaldo E. Sala, F. Stuart Chapin III, Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald
    Pages 351-367
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 369-378

About this book


The scientific community has voiced two general concerns about the future of the earth. Climatologists and oceanographers have focused on the changes in our physical environment -- changes in the climate, the oceans, and the chemistry of the air we breathe. Environmental biologists, on the other hand, have addressed issues of conservation and the extinction of species. There is increasing evidence that these two broad concerns are intertwined and mutually dependent. Past changes in biodiversity have both responded to and caused changes in Earth's environment. In its discussions of ten key terrestrial biomes and freshwater ecosystems, this volume uses our broad understanding of global environmental change to present the first comprehensive scenarios of biodiversity for the twenty-first century. Combining physical earth science with conservation biology, Future Scenarios of Global Biodiversity provides a starting point for regional assessments on all scales. The book will be of interest to those concerned with guiding research on the changing environment of the earth and with planning future policy, especially in accordance with the Global Biodiversity Convention.


Artenvielfalt Biodiversity Biodiversität ecology global change globale Klimaveränderung air biodiversity biology climate conservation biology earth ecosystem environment environmental change ocean research Scale vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Stuart ChapinIII
    • 1
  • Osvaldo E. Sala
    • 2
  • Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Arctic BiologyUniversity of AlaskaFairbanksUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ecology and IFEVA Faculty of AgronomyUniversity of Buenos Aires and CONICETBuenos AisresArgentina
  3. 3.Departmento de Ingeniería Ambiental y Manejo de Recursos NaturalesInstituto Potosino de Investigaciones Científicas y TecnológicasSan Luis Potosí, SLPMéxico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95286-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0157-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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