Address processes controlling the global environment and how to overcome the disparities in spatial and temporal scales used in different disciplines.
This book tackles an issue of major importance in interdisciplinary research - how to overcome the disparities in spatial and temporal scales used in different scientific disciplines. This topic is of particular importance now as the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, which is being led by the editor of the book, Tom Rosswall, is looking for joint contributions from physical and biological scientists. The book contains papers by atmospheric scientists, biologists, geomorphologists and marine scientists, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the Geosphere-Biosphere programme.
Spatial and Temporal Variability of Biospheric and Geospheric Processes: A Summary; Ecosystem Processes and Global Change; Hierarchy Theory and Global Change; Statistical and Mathematical Approaches to Issues of Scales in Ecology; Atmospheric Systems and Global Change; Variability in Atmospheric-Chemical Systems; Linking Terrestrial Ecosystem Process Models to Climate Models; Simulation Models of Forest Succession; Processes in Soils - From Pedon to Landscape; Scale and the Measurement of Nitrogen-Gas Fluxes from Terrestrial Ecosystems; Spatial and Temporal Scales in Groundwater Modelling; Variability of the Fluvial System in Space and Time; Estuaries - Their Natural and Anthropogenic Changes; Use of Satellite Ocean Colour Observation to Refine Understanding of Global Geochemical Cycles; The Ocean System - Ocean/Climate and Ocean/CO2 Interactions.