The Role of Terrestrial Ecosystems in Global Change: A Plan for

Entry_ID: GCRIO 061 GCRIO_Inventory: 0 Entry_Title: The Role of Terrestrial Ecosystems in Global Change: A Plan for Action Document_Author: None Agency_Name: Board on Global Change, National Research Council
Start_Date: 1994-00-00
Group: Summary
Audience_Interest_Guide: Government
Audience_Interest_Guide: Research Community
Audience_Interest_Guide: Science Institutes

In 1990 the Committee on Global Change, predecessor group to the Board on
Global Change, initiated an effort to identify those aspects of research on
terrestrial ecosystems that contribute to an understanding of global change
and to define scientific approaches to the development of research plans for
this element of the USGCRP. This report identifies major research initiatives
for the USGCRP where substantial progress could be made within the next
decade in reducing uncertainty about the responses of terrestrial ecosystems to
global changes in climate, land use, and the feedbacks of ecosystem charges to
climate. These initiatives, which represent the initial U.S. contribution to the
IGBP core projects, would be a step toward acquiring the ecological knowledge
needed to ensure sustainability of the biosphere, which is a research priority
of the Ecological Society of America. A secondary objective of this report is to
outline ways in which the agricultural and ecological scientific communities
can contribute to improved prediction of the role of terrestrial ecosystems in
global change.
Group: Data_Center
Data_Center_Name: Board on Global Change
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Group: Data_Center_Contact
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Phone: (202) 334-2860
Fax: (202) 334-2759
Group: Address
Board on Global Change (HA 596)
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418-0001
Storage_Medium: 50 pages printed matter (report)
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics
Parameter: Biological Entities
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes
Parameter: Geodynamic Features
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Contamination
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Deposition
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Erosion
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Evaporation
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Glaciers
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Ground Water
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Infiltration
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Oxygen Demand
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Precipitation
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Rivers
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Runoff
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Sedimentation
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Runoff
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Solids
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Surface Water
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Temperature
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Turbidity
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Water Vapor
Parameter: Hydrologic Parameters>Wetlands
Parameter: Ocean Composition
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics
Discipline: Atmospheric Sciences
Discipline: Earth Sciences
Discipline: Geology
Discipline: Hydrology
Discipline: Oceanography
Discipline: Soil Sciences
Discipline: Biology
Discipline: Biochemistry
Discipline: Environmental Science
Location: North America > United States
Location: Global
Keyword: global change
Keyword: climate change
Keyword: carbon dioxide
Keyword: CO2
Keyword: water
Keyword: atmosphere
Keyword: ice core
Keyword: greenhouse gases
Keyword: methane
Keyword: research
Keyword: trace gases
Keyword: nitrogen dioxide
Keyword: wetlands
Keyword: forecasts
Keyword: biodiversity
Keyword: energy
Keyword: sea-level rise
Keyword: references
Keyword: appendix