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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Responses and Feedback to Global Forests to Climate Change.
Author Dixon., R. K. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher 1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/D-90/154;
Stock Number PB91-129734
Additional Subjects Climatic changes ; Forestry ; Warm fronts ; Carbon dioxide ; Greenhouse effect ; Mathematical models ; Forest trees ; Spatial distribution ; Ecosystems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-129734 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/04/1991
Collation 12p
The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over the past century is projected to cause a warming of the Earth. Climate change predictions vary by region and terrestrial biosphere response and feedbacks will be ecosystem specific. Forests play a major role in the Earth's carbon cycle through assimilation of CO2, storage of carbon, and emission of greenhouse gases. Simulation models have been employed to examine the possible responses to climate change of global forest ecosystems. Major shifts in forest species distribution and composition are predicted in response to projected climate change within the next 50-80 years. Preliminary evidence suggests the terrestrial biosphere could be managed to reduce accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and mitigate negative impacts of climate change.