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Expected Effects of Climatic Change on Marine Coastal Ecosystems

  • Editors
  • Jan J. Beukema
  • Wim J. Wolff
  • Joop J. W. M. Brouns

Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Introduction

    1. J. J. Beukema, W. J. Wolff, J. J. W. M. Brouns
      Pages 1-3
  3. Climatic Changes

  4. Elevated Carbon-Dioxide Concentrations

  5. Temperature Changes

  6. Sea-Level Rises

  7. UV-B Radiation

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 219-221

About this book

Introduction

J. J. Beukema, w. J. Wolff & J. J. W. M. Brouns Man is changing the biosphere at an ever increasing Netherlands ministery of Housing, Physical Planning rate. Several of these man-made changes are on a and Health (represented by Dr. G. P. Hekstra), chaired worldwide scale, such as the increase in atmospheric by Dr. w. J. Wolff (Research Institute for Nature concentrations of several gases. In particular the Management) and housed by the Netherlands In­ ongoing increase of the concentration of at­ stitute for Sea Research (N. I. O. Z. , represented by Dr. mospheric carbon dioxide, by excessive burning of J. J. Beukema). fossil fuels and forest destruction, is well­ The written versions of the presentations by 23 par­ documented. By the year 2050, CO levels will ticipants have been brought together in these pro­ 2 almost certainly be twice the pre-industrial concen­ ceedings of the Workshop. trations and this is expected to have far-reaching consequences. Direct effects include higher rates of The first paper, by G. P. HEKSTRA, explains how plant production (also in agriculture). Indirect effects trace gases affect UV-B radiation, alkalinity of the might be less favourable: by the intensified sea, rate of photosynthesis, and greenhouse warm­ 'greenhouse process' (to which several other gases ing.

Keywords

Fauna ecosystem temperature vegetation wetland wind

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-2003-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7397-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2003-3
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