© 1996

Climate Change and Plants in East Asia


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XLIV
  2. Modeling and Prediction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xinshi Zhang, Dianan Yang, Guangsheng Zhou, Chunying Liu, Jie Zhang
      Pages 25-38
    3. Takeshi Horie, Tsutomu Matsui, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Kenji Omasa
      Pages 39-56
    4. Atsushi Tsunekawa, Hitoshi Ikeguchi, Kenji Omasa
      Pages 57-65
    5. Atsushi Tsunekawa, Xinshi Zhang, Guangsheng Zhou, Kenji Omasa
      Pages 67-84
    6. Keiko Kai, Mikiko Kainuma, Naomi Murakoshi
      Pages 85-92
    7. Masatoshi Yoshino, Hye-Sook Park Ono
      Pages 93-107
    8. Masaaki Hosomi, Tetsu Saigusa, Takuya Okubo, Akihiko Murakami
      Pages 109-136
  3. Mountain Vegetation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Takuya Kajimoto, Nahoko Kurachi, Yukihiro Chiba, Hajime Utsugi, Moriyoshi Ishizuka
      Pages 149-156
    3. Shigeo Kobayashi, Hisao Sakai, Nagaharu Tanaka, Kiyoshi Fujimoto
      Pages 157-166
    4. Yoshikazu Ohtani, Takeshi Morisawa, Katsumi Yamanoi, Hiromu Daimaru, Yoshiaki Goto
      Pages 167-174
    5. Masatoshi Yoshino, Zenbei Uchijima, Kenji Omasa, Keiko Kai, Hiroshi Taoda
      Pages 205-208
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 209-215

About this book


East Asia, with its large, fast-growing population and rapid industrialization, is an important area for global environmental problems, both in terms of the generation of greenhouse gases and the effects of any change in crop yields. The probable climate changes caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases and the modeling of plant production, vegetation distribution, phenological events, and lake ecosystems are discussed in this book. Besides providing an overview and synthesis of recent research, this volume shows the importance of analyzing local field data on microclimates, soil environments, the extent of snow cover, and the productivity of mountain vegetation. The possible effects of increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide and rising temperatures on rice yield are shown from controlled environment experiments. This book will be particularly valuable to researchers and students in the fields of ecology, crop science, forestry, and environmental sciences as well as being of interest to anyone concerned with global environmental problems.


Industrialisierung carbon dioxide climate climate change east asia ecology ecosystem environment environmental science environmental sciences forest forestry lake temperature vegetation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute for Environmental StudiesTsukuba, Ibaraki, 305Japan
  2. 2.Global Environment DivisionNational Institute for Environmental StudiesTsukuba, Ibaraki, 305Japan
  3. 3.Plant Ecology Section, Forest Environmental DivisionForestry and Forest Products Research InstituteTsukuba Norin, Ibaraki, 305Japan
  4. 4.School of HumanitiesMiyazaki Municipal UniversityMiyazaki, 880Japan
  5. 5.Institute of GeographyAichi UniversityToyohashi, Aichi, 441Japan

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