* Includes contributions from leading authorities around the world
* Serves as a companion to Carbon Dioxide and Terrestrial Ecosystems
* The first book of its kind to explore evolutionary responses of both populations and communities to elevated carbon dioxide
In past decades and in association with a continuing global industrial development, the global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has been rising. Among the many predictions made concerning this disturbing trend is global warming sufficient to melt polar ice-caps thereby dramatically altering existing shorelines. This book will help fill an obvious gap in the carbon dioxide debate by substituting date for speculation.