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100 1  Hill, Michael J 
245 10 Ecosystem Function in Savannas :|bMeasurement and Modeling
       at Landscape to Global Scales 
250    1st ed 
264  1 Baton Rouge :|bTaylor & Francis Group,|c2010 
264  4 |c©2011 
300    1 online resource (612 pages) 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
338    online resource|bcr|2rdacarrier 
505 0  Front cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- 
       Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Editors -- Lead Authors
       -- Contributors -- Section I. Savannas: Biogeographical 
       and Ecological Perspectives -- Chapter 1. Biogeography and
       Dynamics of Global Tropical and Subtropical Savannas: A 
       Spatiotemporal View -- Chapter 2. Tree-Grass Interactions 
       in Savannas: Paradigms, Contradictions, and Conceptual 
       Models -- Section II. Carbon, Water and Trace Gas Fluxes 
       in Global Savannas -- Chapter 3. Disturbance and Climatic 
       Drivers of Carbon Dynamics of a North Australian Tropical 
       Savanna -- Chapter 4. Functional Convergence in Ecosystem 
       Carbon Exchange in Adjacent Savanna Vegetation Types of 
       the Kruger National Park, South Africa -- Chapter 5. Flux 
       Dynamics in the Cerrado and Cerrado-Forest Transition of 
       Brazil -- Chapter 6. Woody Plant Rooting Depth and 
       Ecosystem Function of Savannas: A Case Study from the 
       Edwards Plateau Karst, Texas -- Chapter 7. The Dynamics of
       Energy, Water, and Carbon Fluxes in a Blue Oak (Quercus 
       douglasii) Savanna in California -- Section III. Remote 
       Sensing of Biophysical and Biochemical Characteristics in 
       Savannas -- Chapter 8. Quantifying Carbon in Savannas: The
       Role of Active Sensors in Measurements of Tree Structure 
       and Biomass -- Chapter 9. Remote Sensing of Tree-Grass 
       Systems: The Eastern Australian Woodlands -- Chapter 10. 
       Remote Sensing of Fractional Cover and Biochemistry in 
       Savannas -- Chapter 11.Woody Fractional Cover in Kruger 
       National Park, South Africa: Remote Sensing-Based Maps and
       Ecological Insights -- Chapter 12. Remote Sensing of 
       Global Savanna Fire Occurrence, Extent, and Properties -- 
       Section IV. Perspectives on Patch- to Landscape-Scale 
       Savanna Processes and Modeling -- Chapter 13. 
       Understanding Tree-Grass Coexistence and Impacts of 
       Disturbance and Resource Variability in Savannas 
505 8  Chapter 14. Spatially Explicit Modeling of Savanna 
       Processes -- Chapter 15. Interaction of Fire and Rainfall 
       Variability on Tree Structure and Carbon Fluxes in 
       Savannas: Application of the Flames Model -- Chapter 16. 
       Population and Ecosystem Modeling of Land Use and Climate 
       Change Impacts on Arid and Semiarid Savanna Dynamics -- 
       Section V. Regional Carbon Dynamics in Savanna Systems: 
       Remote Sensing and Modeling Applications -- Chapter 17. 
       Integration of Remote Sensing and Modeling to Understand 
       Carbon Fluxes and Climate Interactions in Africa -- 
       Chapter 18. Timescales and Dynamics of Carbon in 
       Australia's Savannas -- Chapter 19. Land Use Change and 
       the Carbon Budget in the Brazilian Cerrado -- Chapter 20. 
       Land Use Changes (1970-2020) and Carbon Emissions in the 
       Colombian Llanos -- Chapter 21. Modeling Vegetation, 
       Carbon, and Nutrient Dynamics in the Savanna Woodlands of 
       Australia with the AussieGRASS Model -- Section VI. 
       Continental and Global Scale Modeling of Savannas -- 
       Chapter 22.  Carbon Cycles and Vegetation Dynamics of 
       Savannas Based on Global Satellite Products -- Chapter 23.
       CENTURY-SAVANNA Model for Tree-Grass Ecosystems -- Chapter
       24. Climate-Fire Interactions and Savanna Ecosystems: A 
       Dynamic Vegetation Modeling Study for the African 
       Continent -- Section VII. Understanding Savannas as 
       Coupled Human-Natural Systems -- Chapter 25. People in 
       Savanna Ecosystems: Land Use, Change, and Sustainability -
       - Chapter 26. Social and Environmental Changes in Global 
       Savannas: Linking Social Variables to Biophysical Dynamics
       -- Section VIII. Synthesis -- Chapter 27. Current 
       Approaches to Measurement, Remote Sensing, and Modeling in
       Savannas: A Synthesis -- Back cover 
520    Fascinating and diverse, savanna ecosystems support a 
       combination of pastoral and agropastoral communities 
       alongside wild and domestic herbivores that can be found 
       nowhere else. This diversity has made the study of these 
       areas problematic. Ecosystem Function in Savannas: 
       Measurement and Modeling at Landscape to Global Scales 
       addresses some of the discontinuities in the treatment of 
       savannas by the scientific community and documents a range
       of measurements, methods, technologies, applications, and 
       modeling approaches. Based on contributions from leading 
       authorities and experts on savanna systems worldwide, the 
       book describes the global savanna biome in terms of its 
       broad ecological properties, temporal dynamics, 
       disturbance levels, and human dimensions. The text 
       examines carbon, water, energy, and trace gas fluxes for 
       major global savanna regions. It looks at quantitative 
       surface properties of savannas that can be retrieved using
       remote sensing and numerical approaches used to explore 
       savanna dynamics. The authors also discuss how savanna 
       modeling and measurement approaches might be unified. By 
       presenting this confluence of information in a single 
       resource, the book provides a platform for examining 
       synergies, connections, integrative opportunities, and 
       complementarities among approaches and data sources. This 
       information can then be used to harmonize measurement and 
       modeling methods among scales and across disciplinary 
       boundaries. The book builds a bridge across the markedly 
       different perspectives on savannas by which ecologists, 
       biogeochemists, remote sensors, geographers, 
       anthropologists, and modelers approach their science 
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590    Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest 
       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
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650  0 Savanna ecology -- Mathematical models.;Savanna ecology --
       Statistical methods.;Savanna plants -- Phenology.;Savanna 
       plants -- Geographical distribution 
655  4 Electronic books 
700 1  Hanan, Niall P 
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