Special Issue "Recent Advances in Global Climate and Ecology Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2022) | Viewed by 4486
Interests: vegetation change; climate changes; karst; landscape ecology; carbon sink; land use and land change; nonlinearity; invasion ecology
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Interests: global change and vegetation dynamics; phytogeography
Global environmental change is rapidly altering the dynamics of vegetation, with consequences for the structure, composition, and function of the terrestrial ecosystem. Terrestrial ecosystems and their responses to climate change have been given priority in global change research, owing to their important role in offsetting climate warming and rising atmospheric CO2 concentration. Changes in terrestrial ecosystems may profoundly alter the global land–atmosphere coupling process, and minor perturbations in their structure will have implications for global biodiversity, biogeochemical cycles and climate change. Moreover, the fertilization effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration, regional climate change (temperature, precipitation and radiation), varying rates of nitrogen deposition, and changes in land cover and land management intensity will strongly influence long-term changes in the ecosystem. Climate change is likely to pose unpredictable risks to terrestrial ecosystems, and recent global changes have heightened our need to better understand ecosystem responses to the changing climate and to prepare optimal adaptive strategies. This Special Issue aims to explore recent advances in global climate and ecology change. Original research articles, short communications, review articles, and perspectives in this research field are welcome for submission. The research topics include, but are not limited to;
- Ecosystem carbon cycles;
- Climate change and ecological responses;
- Global change and land use or land cover change;
- Biodiversity and forest disturbances under climate change;
- The impact of global changes on the distribution of species;
- Climate change and terrestrial ecosystems.
Dr. Hui-Yu Liu
Dr. Xiang-Zhen Qi
Dr. Hai-bo Gong
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- climate change
- carbon cycle
- water cycle