“This volume, edited by Tausz (Univ. of Melbourne, Australia) and Grulke (USDA Forest Service), brings together a collection of 11 papers that address the physiological responses of trees to environmental change, and the ecological implications of those responses. … Each chapter is well referenced to the primary literature. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students and researchers/faculty.” (A. Richardson, Choice, Vol. 52 (8), April, 2015)
“The book offers an integrated, qualitative, and comprehensive analysis of the capacity of trees to respond to environmental changes, and will be of great interest to plant scientists, policy makers, and forest officials. … ‘the authors in this book used their expert knowledge and insight to develop qualitative conclusions within the context of many unknowns’.” (P. C. Abhilash, Vishal Tripathi, Rama Kant Dubey and Sheikh Adil Edrisi, Trends in Plant Science, February, 2015)
This concise book fills a gap in the field of tree ecophysiology, delivering a state-of-the-art compendium of current knowledge in physiological ecology of trees with particular emphasis on the significance for adaptation to a future environment. Including contributions on tree and forest health in a changing climate, the contribution of trees to the global carbon cycle and the options for forests and trees to mitigate environmental change, the volume will be a valuable resources for all researchers interested in these issues.
Written by international authorities in the field, each chapter provides a concise introduction to the topic discussed with reference to ‘classical’ key studies. This is then expanded to consider the likely effects of multiple factors leading up to an outlook on scenarios as to how the physiological mechanisms in question are likely to determine success and failure of trees in a future world.