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Chapin, F. Stuart III (Francis Stuart)

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Works: 41 works in 222 publications in 4 languages and 7,894 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Classification  Observations  History 
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Most widely held works about F. Stuart Chapin
 
Most widely held works by F. Stuart Chapin
Alaska's changing boreal forest by F. Stuart Chapin( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boreal forest is the northern-most woodland biome, whose natural history is rooted in the influence of low temperature and high-latitude. Alaska's boreal forest is now warming as rapidly as the rest of Earth, providing an unprecedented look at how this cold-adapted, fire-prone forest adjusts to change. This volume synthesizes current understanding of the ecology of Alaska's boreal forests and describes their unique features in the context of circumpolar and global patterns. It tells how fire and climate contributed to the biome's current dynamics. As climate warms and permafrost (permanently frozen ground) thaws, the boreal forest may be on the cusp of a major change in state. The editors have gathered a remarkable set of contributors to discuss this swift environmental and biotic transformation. Their chapters cover the properties of the forest, the changes it is undergoing, and the challenges these alterations present to boreal forest managers. In the first section, the reader can absorb the geographic and historical context for understanding the boreal forest. The book then delves into the dynamics of plant and animal communities inhabiting this forest, and the biogeochemical processes that link these organisms. In the last section the authors explore landscape phenomena that operate at larger temporal and spatial scales and integrates the processes described in earlier sections. Much of the research on which this book is based results from the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research Program. Here is a synthesis of the substantial literature on Alaska's boreal forest that should be accessible to professional ecologists, students, and the interested public
Plant physiological ecology by H Lambers( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plant Physiological Ecology, Second Edition is significantly updated, with full color illustrations and begins with the primary processes of carbon metabolism and transport, plant water relations, and energy balance. After considering individual leaves and whole plants, these physiological processes are then scaled up to the level of the canopy. Subsequent chapters discuss mineral nutrition and the ways in which plants cope with nutrient-deficient or toxic soils. The book then looks at patterns of growth and allocation, life-history traits, and interactions between plants and other organisms. Later chapters deal with traits that affect decomposition of plant material and with the consequences of plant physiological ecology at ecosystem and global levels."--Pub. desc
Principles of terrestrial ecosystem ecology by F. Stuart Chapin( )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring review questions at the end of each chapter, suggestions for recommended reading, and a glossary of ecological terms, Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology will be an important text suitable for use in all courses on ecosystem ecology. Resource managers, land use managers, and researchers will also welcome its thorough presentation of ecosystem essentials."--Jacket
Principles of ecosystem stewardship : resilience-based natural resource management in a changing world by Carl Folke( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Natural resource management is entering a new era in which rapid environmental and social changes inevitably alter ecosystems and the benefits they provide to society. This textbook provides a new framework for natural resource management -- a framework based on stewardship of ecosystems for ecological integrity and human well- being in a world dominated by uncertainty and change. The goal of ecosystem stewardship is to respond to and shape changes in social-ecological systems in order to sustain the supply and availability of ecosystem services by society. The book links recent advances in the theory of resilience, sustainability, and vulnerability with practical issues of ecosystem management and governance. Chapters by leading experts then illustrate these principles in major social-ecological systems of the world. Inclusion of review questions, glossary, and suggestions for additional reading makes Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship: Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management in a Changing World particularly suitable for use in all courses of resource management, resource ecology, sustainability science, and the human dimensions of global change. Professional resource managers, policy makers, leaders of NGOs, and researchers will find this novel synthesis a valuable tool in developing strategies for a more sustainable planet"--Back cover
Global biodiversity in a changing environment : scenarios for the 21st century by F. Stuart Chapin( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climatic change
Arctic ecosystems in a changing climate : an ecophysiological perspective by F. Stuart Chapin( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reviews the physiological ecology of arctic plants, suggests a new role for physiological ecology in studying biotic controls over community and ecosystem processes, and provides a physiological basis for predicting how arctic plant communities will respond to global climate change
Arctic and alpine biodiversity : patterns, causes, and ecosystem consequences by F. Stuart Chapin( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a synthesis of the patterns, causes and consequences of biodiversity in cold-dominated ecosystems. The first chapters document patterns and causes of genetic and species diversity of plants and animals emphasizing the interaction between historical and contemporary factors in governing biodiversity. The second section addresses how biotic diversity has changed in the past, how it is currently changing, and how it will likely respond to future changes in climate and land use. The third section treats both the conceptual basis and the evidence that biodiversity influences the functioning of arctic and alpine ecosystems. Also included are the implications of terrestrial patterns of biodiversity for landscape patterns and for patterns of diversity in aquatic ecosystems
A key for predicting postfire successional trajectories in black spruce stands of Interior Alaska by Jill Frances Johnstone( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill) B.S.P) is the dominant forest cover type in interior Alaska and is prone to frequent, stand-replacing wildfires. Through impacts on tree recruitment, the degree of fire consumption of soil organic layers can act as an important determinant of whether black spruce forests regenerate to a forest composition similar to the prefire forest, or to a new forest composition dominated by deciduous hardwoods. Here we present a simple, rule-based framework for predicting fire-initiated changes in forest cover within Alaska's black spruce forests. Four components are presented: (1) a key to classifying potential site moisture, (2) a summary of conditions that favor black spruce self-replacement, (3) a key to predicting postfire forest recovery in recently burned stands, and (4) an appendix of photos to be used as a visual reference tool. This report should be useful to managers in designing fire management actions and predicting the effects of recent and future fires on postfire forest cover in black spruce forests of interior Alaska
Assessing the potential for conversion to biomass fuels in interior Alaska by Nancy Fresco( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In rural Alaskan communities, high economic, social, and ecological costs are associated with fossil fuel use for power generation. Local concerns regarding fuel prices, environmental contamination, and the effects of global climate change have resulted in increased interest in renewable energy sources. In this study we assessed the feasibility of switching from fossil fuels to wood energy in rural Alaskan villages in forested regions of interior Alaska. Modeling results based on recent data on rural energy use, demographics, economics, and forest dynamics indicated that the installation costs of biomass systems would be recouped within 10 years for at least 21 communities in the region. In addition, results showed that all but the largest remote communities in the interior could meet all their electrical demand and some heating needs with a sustainable harvest of biomass within a radius of 10 km of the village. Marketable carbon credits may add an additional incentive for fuel conversion, particularly if U.S. prices eventually rise to match European levels. Biomass conversion also offers potential social benefits of providing local employment, retaining money locally, and reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire near human habitation. This analysis demonstrated that conversion to biomass fuels is economically viable and socially beneficial for many villages across interior Alaska
The United States National Climate Assessment : Alaska Technical Regional Report( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From biocultural homogenization to biocultural conservation by Ricardo Rozzi( )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To assess the social processes of globalization that are changing the way in which we co-inhabit the world today, this book invites the reader to essay the diversity of worldviews, with the diversity of ways to sustainably co-inhabit the planet. With a biocultural perspective that highlights planetary ecological and cultural heterogeneity, this book explores three interrelated terms. First (1), biocultural homogenization, a global, but little perceived, driver of biological and cultural diversity loss that frequently entail social and environmental injustices.... Second (2), biocultural ethics that considers -ontologically and axiologically- the complex interrelationships between habits, habitats, and co-inhabitants that shape their identity and well-being. In ethics, in ancient terms of Homer and Heraclitus, the habit was linked to habitats. These habits affect the co-inhabitants, human and other-than-human, and the diversity of inhabitants. The biocultural ethics aims to recover the early meaning of ethic, derived from ethos-or the den of an animal-that converges to native American and other traditional understandings of ethics... Third (3), biocultural conservation that seeks social and ecological well-being through the conservation of biological and cultural diversity and their interrelationships. ... Biocultural ethics investigates and evaluates the ecological and social causes and consequences of both biocultural homogenization and biocultural conservation. These three biocultural terms provide a conceptual framework and a methodological approach for interdisciplinary teamwork among ecologists, philosophers and other participants to investigate, and also to reorient, eco-social paths of environmental change towards a sustainability of life
Arctic sustainability research : past, present and future by Andrey N Petrov( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter 7: Different spatial scales, global, national, regional, local, and their interconnections with Arctic and non-Arctic regions -- 7.1 Multi-scale sustainability studies within social science -- 7.2 Multi-scale sustainability studies involving natural and social science -- 7.3 Avenues for future research at different scales -- Chapter 8: Agenda 2025: Perspectives on gaps and future research priorities in Arctic sustainability research -- 8.1 Key developments and progress in Arctic sustainability research -- 8.2 Key knowledge gaps -- 8.3 Priorities: Agenda 2025 -- Note -- References -- Index
Role of boreal vegetation in controlling ecosystem processes and feedbacks to climate : 1997 final report( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social-ecological sustainability in Alaskan Boreal Forests : the challenges of global change by F. Stuart Chapin( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human activities are altering many factors that determine the fundamental properties of ecological and social systems. Is sustainability a feasible goal in a world in which these controls are changing with a directional trend over time? This is global problem, but Alaska is particularly appropriate place to address this question because of rapid climate warming. This has profoundly affected factors that influence landscape processes (climate regulation and disturbance spread) and natural hazards; the goods that people harvest from ecosystems such as food, water, and wood; and many of the cultural benefits that people derive from ecosystems. Four broad policy strategies emerge for sustaining social-ecological systems at times of rapid change: (a) reducing vulnerability by sustaining basic ecological processes and reducing those hazards and stress that cause changes; (b) increasing adaptability by maintaining a diversity of options and experimenting with potentially innovative solutions; (c) fostering resilience by learning to cope with surprises and strengthening feedbacks that stabilize the current state of the system; and (d) facilitating transformation to new, potentially more beneficial states by taking advantage of opportunities created by crisis. Each strategy provides societal benefits, and all of them can be pursued simultaneously
Earth stewardship : linking ecology and ethics in theory and practice by Ricardo Rozzi( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Earth Stewardship implies a paradigm shift that links facts and values, multiple forms of ecological knowledge and practices, and broadens the mission of the ecological sciences. To confront global environmental change it is necessary, but not sufficient, to conduct long-term socio-ecological research. It is also necessary to act. Earth stewardship calls on ecologists to engage not only in the production of knowledge, but also in public discourse, decision making, education, and governance. As a means of engaging science and society in rapidly reducing current rates of anthropogenic damage to the biosphere, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) launched the Earth Stewardship Initiative in 2009. Since then, this call for action has been appealing not only to ecologists, but also to anthropologists, sociologists, engineers, economists, religion scholars, philosophers, conservation biologists, other professionals, decision makers, and citizens interested in environmental, economic, and social sustainability. This book advances the Stewardship Initiative toward a planetary scale, presenting a range of ecological worldviews, practices, and institutions in different parts of the world and to use them as the basis for considering what we could learn from one another, and what we could do together. Today, inter-hemispheric, intercultural, and transdisciplinary collaborations for Earth Stewardship are an imperative. Chapters document pathways that are being forged by socio-ecological research networks, religious alliances, policy actions, environmental citizenship and participation, and new forms of conservation, based on both traditional and contemporary ecological knowledge and values. "The Earth Stewardship Initiative of the ESA fosters practices to provide a stable basis for civilization in the future. The biocultural ethic emphasizes that we are co-inhabitants in the natural world; no matter how complex our inventions may become" (Peter Raven)"
Arctic and alpine biodiversity : patterns, causes and ecosystem consequences( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circumpolar extrapolation of Arctic-boreal feedbacks to climate( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology by F. Stuart Chapin( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans have directly modified half of the ice-free terrestrial surface and use 40% of terrestrial production. We are causing the sixth major extinction event in the history of life on Earth. With the Earth's climate, flora, and fauna changing rapidly, there is a pressing need to understand terrestrial ecosystem processes and their sensitivity to environmental and biotic changes. This book offers a framework to do just that. Ecosystem ecology regards living organisms, including people, and the elements of their environment as components of a single integrated system. The comprehensive coverage in this textbook examines the central processes at work in terrestrial ecosystems, including their freshwater components. It traces the flow of energy, water, carbon, and nutrients from their abiotic origins to their cycles through plants, animals, and decomposer organisms. As well as detailing the processes themselves, the book goes further to integrate them at various scales of magnitude-those of the ecosystem, the wider landscape and the globe. It synthesizes recent advances in ecology with established and emerging ecosystem theory to offer a wide-ranging survey of ecosystem patterns and processes in our terrestrial environment. Featuring review questions at the end of each chapter, suggestions for further reading, and a glossary of ecological terms, Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology is a vitally relevant text suitable for study in all courses in ecosystem ecology. Resource managers and researchers in many fields will welcome its thorough presentation of ecosystem essentials
Plant Physiological Ecology by H Lambers( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest. Long-Term Ecological Research Network Series( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boreal forest is the northern-most woodland biome, whose natural history is rooted in the influence of low temperature and high-latitude. Alaska's Boreal forest is now warming as rapidly as the rest of Earth, providing an unprecedented look at how this cold-adapted, fire-prone forest adjusts to change. This volume synthesizes current understanding of the ecology of Alaska's Boreal forests and describes their unique features in the context of circumpolar and global patterns. It tells how fire and climate contributed to the biome's current dynamics. As climate warms and permafrost (permanently frozen ground) thaws, the Boreal forest may be on the cusp of a major change in state. The editors have gathered a remarkable set of contributors to discuss this swift environmental and biotic transformation. Their chapters cover the properties of the forest, the changes it is undergoing, and the challenges these alterations present to Boreal forest managers. In the first section, the reader can absorb the geographic and historical context for understanding the Boreal forest.; The book then delves into the dynamics of plant and animal communities inhabiting this forest, and the biogeochemical processes that link these organisms. In the last section the authors explore landscape phenomena that operate at larger temporal and spatial scales and integrates the processes described in earlier sections. Much of the research on which this book is based results from the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research Program. Here is a synthesis of the substantial literature on Alaska's Boreal forest that should be accessible to professional ecologists, students, and the interested public
 
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Chapin, F. S.

Chapin, F. S., 1944-

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Chapin, F. Stuart (Francis Stuart), III

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Chapin, Francis Stuart 1944-

Chapin, Francis Stuart 1944- III.

Chapin, Francis Stuart III.

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Chapin III, F. Stuart

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