Evidence grows daily of the changing climate and its impact on plants and animals. Plant function is inextricably linked to climate and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. On the shortest and smallest scales, the climate affects the plant’s immediate environment and so directly influences physiological processes. At larger scales, the climate influences species distribution and community composition, as well as the viability of different crops in managed ecosystems. Plant growth also influences the local, regional and global climate, through the exchanges of energy and gases between the plants and the air around them.
Plant Growth and Climate Change examines the major aspects of how anthropogenic climate change affects plants, focusing on several key determinants of plant growth: atmospheric CO2, temperature, water availability and the interactions between these factors. The book demonstrates the variety of techniques used across plant science: detailed physiology in controlled environments; observational studies based on long-term data sets; field manipulation experiments and modelling. It is directed at advanced-level university students, researchers and professionals across the range of plant science disciplines, including plant physiology, plant ecology and crop science. It will also be of interest to earth system scientists.
Building Application Servers (SIGS: Advances in Object Technology)
You've read everything you can find about middleware, CORBA, transaction
monitors, message brokers, enterprise JavaBeans, and other distributed
technologies. Now it's time to put them to work. Time to build
your company's first multi-tiered application. But where do you start?
How do you structure the programs? How... Gradle Beyond the Basics
If you’re familiar with Gradle’s basics elements—possibly through the author’s previous O’Reilly book, Building and Testing with Gradle—this more advanced guide provides the recipes, techniques, and syntax to help you master this build automation tool. With clear, concise explanations and...
Eye Tracking Methodology: Theory and Practice Despite the availability of cheap, fast, accurate and usable eye trackers, there is still little information available on how to develop, implement and use these systems. This second edition of Andrew Duchowski’s successful guide to these systems contains significant additional material on the topic and fills this gap in the market with this...
Data Insights: New Ways to Visualize and Make Sense of Data
Data Insights offers multi-disciplinary perspectives and useful information about how visualizations can open your eyes to data. This thought-provoking book takes a conversational approach to presenting an overview of the subject, while also focusing on key details. It highlights the ideas and work of a variety of people who are...
Inside the Minds: Security Matters - Industry Leaders from eBay, Inc., Motorola, Internet Security Systems & More on Protecting Your Most Valuable Assets Inside the Minds: Security Matters is an authoritative, insider's perspective on the ins and outs of the security industry and the future of the business, on a global scale. Featuring CEOs, Presidents, and Chief Information Security Officers, all representing some of the nation's top companies, this book provides a broad, yet comprehensive... Fungal Pathogenesis: Principles and Clinical Applications (Mycology)
Stresses molecular and biochemical studies of opportunistic and frank fungal pathogens!
This book gives a comprehensive overview of human pathogenic fungi that offers a current and concise survey of virulence factors, host responses and recognition, treatment and diagnosis of infections, invasive enzymes, intracellular...