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A History of Atmospheric CO2 and Its Effects on Plants, Animals, and Ecosystems

Extensive research in geology, atmospheric science, and paleontology provides a detailed history of CO2 in the atmosphere and an understanding of factors that have influenced changes in the past. This knowledge is used to illuminate the role of atmospheric CO2 in the modern carbon cycle and in the evolution of plants and animals. With an understanding of the history and dynamics of the biosphere, the authors address the future role of ...

Dynamics of Mercury Pollution on Regional and Global Scales

This book provides a detailed overview of our current understanding of different dynamic patterns involved in the redistribution of mercury in the global environment and its impact on human health and ecosystems. Mercury pollution in different regions of the world is a growing concern from environmental and epidemiological point of view. The increasing trends of energy production from fossil fuel combustion, mercury usage in a large variety of ...

Light Scattering Reviews 2

This book is to continue the "Light Scattering Reviews" series devoted to modern knowledge and milestones in both experimental and theoretical techniques related to light scattering and radiative transport problems. It gives a valuable picture of recent developments in the area of remote sensing and radiative transfer. The work has capabilities to further facilitate studies in light scattering media optics and be of importance for researchers ...

Managed Ecosystems and CO2

Managed ecosystems cover a large part of the Earth's land surface, provide almost all of our food and most of our wood and fibre, and are increasingly a source of renewable energy. Forecasting the ability of managed ecosystems to continue these vital roles in a globally changing environment is an inter-disciplinary challenge.To elucidate the complex responses of managed systems to elevated [CO2], several free air carbon dioxide enrichment (FACE)

Mercury Contaminated Sites

This book presents an up-to-date overview of the characterization, risk assessment and remediation of mercury-contaminated sites. Many industrial activities, including the mining of gold, silver, and mercury itself, have caused mercury contamination of terrestrial and aquatic systems. Unlike other metals, which are generally not very volatile, mercury from contaminated sites can have a significant impact on remote ecosystems via the atmospheric ...

Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere

Mercury, primarily because of its existence and bioaccumulation as methylmercury in aquatic organisms, is a concern for the health of higher trophic level organisms, or to their consumers. This is the major factor driving current research in mercury globally and in environmental regulation, and is the driver for the current UNEP Global Partnership for Mercury Transport and Fate Research (UNEP F&T) initiative. The overall focus of the UNEP F&T ...

Modern Electrochemistry 2B

This long awaited and thoroughly updated version of the classic text (Plenum Press, 1970) explains the subject of electrochemistry in clear, straightforward language for undergraduates and mature scientists who want to understand solutions. Like its predecessor, the new text presents the electrochemistry of solutions at the molecular level. The Second Edition takes full advantage of the advances in microscopy, computing power, and ...

Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa, Bd. 7/2-2 Chelicerata

Chelicerata are a basically terrestrial group of invertebrates, including many clades whose representatives have never found an evolutionary way to aquatic live. An exception is made by some spiders and the highly diverse aquatic mites which in inland water habitats are represented by members of numerous different clades having evolved an aquatic or amphibious lifestyle along various evolutionary pathways. For the first time in limnofaunistic ...

Thermo- and Fluid Dynamic Processes in Diesel Engines 2

Chapter 1 State-of-the-art and prospective.- Future and Potential of Diesel Injection Systems.-Present and Future of Heavy Duty Engines Strategies for Compliance to the Emission Legislation.- Chapter 2 Injection systems and spray formation.- Nozzle flow and spray characteristics from VCO diesel injector nozzles.- Development of a Transient Hydrogen Jet in a High-Swirl Constant Volume Chamber.- Experimental Validation of a Spray Breakup and Fuel ...

TiO2 Nanotube Arrays

TiO2 Nanotube Arrays: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications is the first book to provide an overview of this rapidly growing field. Vertically oriented, highly ordered TiO2 nanotube arrays are unique and easily fabricated materials with an architecture that demonstrates remarkable charge transfer as well as photocatalytic properties. This volume includes an introduction to TiO2 nanotube arrays, as well as a description of the material ...

Tobacco BY-2 Cells

The first compilation of a wealth of knowledge on tobacco BY-2 cells, often cited as the HeLa cell line of higher plants. Basic issues of cell cycle progression, cytokinesis, cell organization and factors that are involved in these processes are covered in detail. Since the tobacco cell line is used as a tool for research in molecular and cellular biology, several chapters on such studies are also included. Further, changes of primary and ...

Tobacco BY-2 Cells: From Cellular Dynamics to Omics

The tobacco BY-2 cell system is a unique model cell line for the study of dynamic features of plant cells. As extension of Volume 53, Tobacco BY-2 Cells, which presented basic aspects of the cell system, this present volume provides a wealth of new approaches. Topics include: various aspects of the cell cycle and cellular dynamics using BY-2 cells; physiological and developmental aspects of BY-2 cells; recent developments in the knowledge of ...

Weather and Climate: the M.P. Singh Volume, Part 2

Weather and climate are of concern to virtually all countries worldwide. For many countries the economy depends largely on agriculture, which is significantly affected by variations in weather and climate. This volume contains many original findings on weather and climate related to atmospheric and oceanic processes through mathematical modeling, numerical simulations, and field experiments and it will be useful as a reading material in graduate ...

Advances in Mercury Toxicology

Fate in the Environment: Speciation of Mercury in the Environment; H. Akagi, H. Nishimura. Disposition in the Body: Mechanisms of Urinary Excretion of Methylmercury; P. Kostyniak. Role of Glutathione in Mercury Disposition; A. Naganuma, et al. Biotransformation: Mercury Vapor Uptake and Oxidoreductases in Erythrocytes; S. Halbach. Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity: Role of Neuronal Ion Channels in Mercury Intoxication; T. Narahashi; et al. ...

Belowground Responses to Rising Atmospheric CO2: Implications for Plants, Soil Biota, and Ecosystem Processes

As atmospheric CO2 increases there will almost certainly be alterations in soil carbon fluxes. It is likely that such alterations will be accompanied by changes in the partitioning of carbon between organic structures and to soil processes. These changes have the potential for further altering the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems. While there has been increasing recognition of the importance of soil-mediated responses to ...

CO2 and Biosphere

An international workshop on 'CO2 and Biosphere' was held in Wageningen, the Netherlands on 15-19 November 1991 as part of the activities of the CO2 Commission of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research: this volume includes 32 papers presented at the workshop. The CO2 Commission stimulates and coordinates a broad range of research projects related to the greenhouse effect. This is reflected in the scope of papers presented, ...

Fossil Record 2

The history of life is illustrated by fossils which give crucial information on the plants and animals of the past. Fossil Record 2 is a compilation of this mass of data. All families of protists, plants and animals and their ranges in geological time are documented, with full details of first and last species for each family.

Global and Regional Mercury Cycles: Sources, Fluxes and Mass Balances

Essential themes in the biochemical cycling of mercury are the relative importance of anthropogenic versus natural sources, transformation and migration processes at the local, regional and global scale, global emission inventories of different mercury sources (both point and diffuse) of both natural and anthropogenic origin. In this regard, Siberia, with its vast territory and variety of natural zones, is of special interest in the global ...

Mercury - Cadmium - Lead Handbook for Sustainable Heavy Metals Policy and Regulation

Although this is a handbook for policy and regulation, the major part of it is filled with data on the three heavy metals that served as examples: mercury, cadmium and lead. Their stocks, productions, prices, trade flows, uses and applications, recovery and recycling, as well as their (eco)toxicological characteristics have been collected and presented to their fullest extent. In addition, they are thoroughly analysed for consistency, ...

Mercury as a Global Pollutant: Human Health Issues

This book comprises papers which were initially presented as part of the Human Health Effects of Methylmercury section at the Fourth International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant held in Hamburg, Germany, August 4-8, 1996. The international concern for the human health effects of methylmercury, especially potential effects on the fetus, continues and is the basis for a number of the papers presented in this book. The papers ...

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