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Long-term trends in ecological systems : a basis for understanding responses to global change


Author:
Peters, Debra P. C., Laney, Christine M., Lugo, Ariel E., Collins, Scott L., Driscoll, Charles T., Groffman, Peter M., Grove, J. Morgan, Knapp, Alan K., Kratz, Timothy K., Ohman, Mark D., Waide, Robert B., Yao, Jin, and United States. Agricultural Research Service
Source:
Long-term trends in ecological systems : a basis for understanding responses to global change 2013
Year:
2013
Subject:
Ecology -- Research -- United States, Global environmental change -- Research -- United States, Climatic changes -- Research -- United States, Global change, Climate change, Long term experiments, Experimental forests, and United States
Abstract:
The EcoTrends Editorial Committee sorted through vast amounts of historical and ongoing data from 50 ecological sites in the continental United States including Alaska, several islands, and Antarctica to present in a logical format the variables commonly collected. This report presents a subset of data and variables from these sites and illustrates through detailed examples the value of comparing longterm data from different ecosystem types. This work provides cross-site comparisons of ecological responses to global change drivers, as well as longterm trends in global change drivers and responses at site and continental scales. Site descriptions and detailed data also are provided in the appendix section.
Format:
1 online book (378 pages) : illustrations, color maps.
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
Collection:
USDA publications