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Title The Earth in transition : patterns and processes of biotic impoverishment / edited by George M. Woodwell.

Publication Info. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  304.2 W912E    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 530 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note "Based on contributions to a conference arranged by the Woods Hole Research Center, Massachusetts, October, 1986."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The impoverishment of aquatic communities by smelter activities near Sudbury, Canada / N.D. Yan and P.M. Welbourn -- Biotic impoverishment : effects of anthropogenic stress / John Cairns, Jr., and James R. Pratt -- Steps toward sustainability / J. Gustave Speth -- A reaction from a multitude / Donella H. Meadows.
Hawksworth --
-- Incentives
Bromus tectorum, a biotic cause of ecosystem impoverishment in the Great Basin / W.D. Billings -- Detecting early signs of regional air-pollution injury to coastal sage scrub / Walter E. Westman -- Arctic ecosystems : patterns of change in response to disturbance / L.C. Bliss -- Changes in a Red Sea coral community structure : a long-term case history study / Y. Loya -- Are deep-sea communities resilient? / J. Frederick Grassle, Nancy J. Maciolek, and James A. Blake -- Species
dominance : di
The earth under stress : a transition to climatic instability raises questions about patterns of impoverishment / George M. Woodwell -- The experimental impoverishment of natural communities : effects of ionizing radiation on plant communities, 1961-1976 / George M. Woodwell and Richard A. Houghton -- Air pollution and temperate forests : creeping degradation / F. Herbert Bormann -- The long-term effects of air pollutants on lichen communities in Europe and North America
/ D.L.
The restoration of Nonsuch Island as a living museum of Bermuda's precolonial terrestrial biome / David B. Wingate -- Patterns of impoverishment in natural communitites : case history studies in forest ecosystems : New Zealand / A.F. Mark and G.D. McSweeney -- Changes in the eucalypt forests of Australia as a result of human disturbance / R.L. Specht -- Impoverishment in Pacific Island forests / Dieter Mueller-Dombois -- Deforestation in Brazilian Amazonia / Philip M.
Subject Human ecology -- Congresses.
Biotic communities -- Congresses.
Indexed Term Ecology
Added Author Woodwell, G. M.
ISBN 0521391377
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