Changing Ecology of Tropical Forests: Evidence and Drivers
作者: Simon L. LewisJon LloydStephen SitchEdward T.A. MitchardWilliam F. Laurance
作者单位: 1SARD
刊名: Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics, 2009, Vol.40
来源数据库: Annual Reviews Journal
DOI: 10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.39.110707.173345
原始语种摘要: Global environmental changes may be altering the ecology of tropical forests. Long-term monitoring plots have provided much of the evidence for large-scale, directional changes in tropical forests, but the results have been controversial. Here we review evidence from six complementary approaches to understanding possible changes: plant physiology experiments, long-term monitoring plots, ecosystem flux techniques, atmospheric measurements, Earth observations, and global-scale vegetation models. Evidence from four of these approaches suggests that large-scale, directional changes are occurring in the ecology of tropical forests, with the other two approaches providing inconclusive results. Collectively, the evidence indicates that both gross and net primary productivity has likely increased...
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