Author Hill, Michael J
Title Ecosystem Function in Savannas : Measurement and Modeling at Landscape to Global Scales
Imprint Baton Rouge : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
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Note 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
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
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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hill, Michael J. Ecosystem Function in Savannas : Measurement and Modeling at Landscape to Global Scales Baton Rouge : Taylor & Francis Group,c2010 9781439804704
Subject Savanna ecology -- Mathematical models.;Savanna ecology -- Statistical methods.;Savanna plants -- Phenology.;Savanna plants -- Geographical distribution
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