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Fosberg et al. 1990

Fosberg, M.A., J.G. Goldammer, D. Rind, and C. Price, 1990: Global change: Effects on forest ecosystems and wildfire severity. In Fire in the Tropical Biota: Ecosystem Processes and Global Challenges. J.G. Goldammer, Ed., Ecological Studies, vol. 84, Springer, pp. 463-486, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-75395-4_21.

Climate change, as a result of the greenhouse effect, is expected to take place within the next 100 years — a time span comparable to the planting-to-harvest interval of many commercial tree species. The predicted increases of temperature are expected to be comparable to those that have taken place since the end of the last ice age 15,000 years ago. The 5°C warming that occurred between 15,000 and 7000 years ago resulted in major changes in the location and abundance of North America's tree species (Bernabo and Webb 1977). The rate of temperature change predicted from the increase in greenhouse gases, that is 5°C in 100 years as compared to the rate experienced in the early Holocene, is unprecedented in history. There is thus a great need to determine the impact of this predicted change on North America's ecosystems and, in particular, on our forest resources.

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@inbook{fo05100p,
  author={Fosberg, M. A. and Goldammer, J. G. and Rind, D. and Price, C.},
  editor={Goldammer, J. G.},
  title={Global change: Effects on forest ecosystems and wildfire severity},
  booktitle={Fire in the Tropical Biota: Ecosystem Processes and Global Challenges},
  year={1990},
  volume={84},
  pages={463--486},
  publisher={Springer},
  address={Berlin, Heidelberg},
  series={Ecological Studies},
  doi={10.1007/978-3-642-75395-4_21},
}

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AU  - Goldammer, J. G.
AU  - Rind, D.
AU  - Price, C.
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VL  - 84
SP  - 463
EP  - 486
DO  - 10.1007/978-3-642-75395-4_21
PB  - Springer
CY  - Berlin, Heidelberg
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